Marc Nagtzaam

Marc Nagtzaam, To Imagine an Aesthetics of Repetition, 2018, 55,5 x 41,5 cm, Bleistift auf Papier, Courtesy the artist and kajetan Berlin

Marc Nagtzaam has been producing a body of work that is based on one main subject: the idea of pattern, the repetition. He draws lines, grids, circles, words or sentences as in an endless search for collecting pieces of information. The repetition and the graphic structure of his works seems reminiscent of minimal and conceptual aesthetics. Most of Marc Nagtzaam´s drawings consist of colourless, darkly filled in graphite surfaces. Abstracted elements from architecture, graphic design, details from found photographs, or parts from previous drawings are starting points for every series of works. This source material is being reduced, with basic, elementary means: dots, lines and flat surfaces, to construct a sort of structure. As Nagtzaam himself points out: “I’m looking for representations of a (seemingly) concrete reality as well as I search for images which can only exist as a drawing.”

Marc Nagtzaam, Always Crashing in the Same Car, 2016, 55 x 68 cm, Bleistift auf Papier, Courtesy the artist and kajetan Berlin
Marc Nagtzaam, Zeichnungen, 2015, 43 x 27 cm, Risodruckunikat, Courtesy the artist and kajetan Berlin

Marc Nagtzaam *1968 in Helmond, NL, lebt und arbeitet / lives and works in Hoofdplaat, NL, 1998 Mitbegründer / Co-Founder von / of Roma Publications Amsterdam

Ausstellungen / Exhibitions (Auswahl / Selection):

Riot, Gent (Solo, 2018); ProjecteSD, Barcelona (2016); Panache, Antwerpen (Solo, 2015); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerpen (Solo, 2015); De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg (Solo, 2014); Seiler Galerie, Zürich (2014); ProjecteSD, Brüssel (Solo, 2014); Studio van der Mieden, Antwerpen (Solo, 2012); Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zürich (Solo, 2011); M – Museum Leuven (Solo, 2011); ProjecteSD, Barcelona (Solo, 2011, 2008); Mary Galo, Antwerpen (Solo, 2010); SecondRoom, Antwerpen (Solo, 2010); Peschkenhaus, Moers (Solo, 2010); Galerie van den Berge, Goes (2008); Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (Solo, 2007); Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (2007); Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag (2006); Galerie van den Berge, Goes (Solo, 2006, 2001, 1997); Homework, Maastricht (Solo, 2006); Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam (Solo, 2004, 2002); Galerie van den Berge, Goes (2004); Guest studio ‘van de Nieuwe Dingen’, Tilburg (Solo, 2000); H. Molendijk stichting, Amersfoort (1999); In / Out, Antwerpen (1999); Lokaal 01, Breda (Solo, 1996, 1993); W139, Amsterdam (1993)

Marc Nagtzaam, Early Recordings, 2011, 41,2 x 31,9 cm, Bleistift auf Papier, Courtesy the artist and kajetan Berlin