Detail 'Falling into a new place', 140x35x15 cm.
Part of something big, 90x90x10 cm.
Robbert de Goede produces dynamic "looking-boxes", as wel as installations invading a total environment. To do so, he is tracking empty buildings, often ready for demolishing or renovation. The installation he construct are an intervention causing a new experience of the space. Suggesting a new, exciting space in the building. But only a suggestion, because the threads he uses, mostly red, are to fragile to create a real space. And the interaction of the thread are purely abstractions.
His minimalistic work clearly has a relation with the zero-movement in his approach. His work therefor can be seen in exhibitions together with works from Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Erich Reusch, Herbert Zangs and Victor Vasarely. The kinetic aspect of his work become clear when looking at it from different corners.
Robbert de Goede:
"It starts with coincidence and intuition, arbitrarily drawing and combining geometrical shapes and figures, without judgement. From there the search for connection and meaning starts, looking for a space where there is no room for distraction. The compositions are build anatomically where the rules of physics are ignored.
The goal is to find emptiness, a place in the psyche where creativity, revelation and happiness are found."
Galerie Franzis Engels Nieuwevaart 200, 1018ZN Amsterdam, +31 6 31000323, Open: Thu - Sat 13.00 - 18.00 info@Franzisengels.nl
Contemporary art in the centre of Amsterdam.