Past Exhibitions:

Jul-Sep NOS 2010
May NOS 2010
Oct NOS 2009
June NOS 2009
NOS 2008
NOS 2007
NOS 2006



Jan Marteen Volkuil
“Spare Parts 5”
200 x120 x120 cm

Jan Maarten Voskuil
* 1964 in Arnheim (NL)
Lives & works in Haarlem (NL)

Even though Voskuil refers to himself as ‘painter’, one, however, could easily call him a sculptor or an architect, since he 'builds' spatial paintings and site-specific installations with modules he refers to as ‘Spare Parts’. Voskuil uses a simple geometric skeleton as a spatial frame - for example a half cube - over which linen is tightly stretched. On the cubic frame arises a shelved, both spheroid and curved surface. Albeit the initial use of various colours to emphasize the shape of a particular work, Voskuil has recently started to paint the surface of his works almost exclusively white, which – given the volume and shape of his paintings - seems to reflect all grades of light and shadow. Voskuil’s work can be linked to art of the 60’s and 70’s like Zero and Minimalism. It is, however, never dogmatic, but rather playful while arguing conventions on several levels.