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Arjen: The Joy Of The Incomprehensible

@ Courtesy of Arjen

Sat, Nov 4 - Sat, Dec 16  2023

Dutch artist Arjen will have his first solo exhibition in the United States, 'The Joy Of The Incomprehensible', from November 4 until December 16 at the Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica (Los Angeles).

In this exhibition, Arjen investigates the possibilities in the space between minimalism and surrealism. His practice is as much related to work of Salvador Dali as it is to the work of Mondrian. Arjen builds on the idea of cubism which he evolves
towards an organic unity, while leaving out everything that is not essential. Arjen uses an articulated visual language. The works have their own atmosphere. Some are humorous, some are elegant and serene while others can be more tantalizing.

Arjen was born in the Netherlands. He is strongly influenced by the old masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. His work also draws from the principles of Dutch Design, which is characterized as minimalistic, experimental, innovative, quirky and humorous. In his 2-year-old career as an artist, his work has been shown all over the world at galleries and at art fairs such as TEFAF Maastricht and NY, Untitled Miami, KIAF Seoul, Expo Chicago, Art Cologne and Art Paris.