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Selected Art

artists (55)

Keith Barrett
Alexander Baturin
Henk van den Berg
Gabriele Berger
Françoise van den Bosch
Kees Buckens
Wien Cobbenhagen
Henck van Dijck
Wim Drion
Jeroen Fransen
Ron Gennisse
Henk van Gerner
Rinus Groenendaal
Jorma Hautala
Lutz Hellmuth
May Hobijn
Kari Huhtamo
Margreet Huisman
Venelin Ivanov
Marja de Jong
Roland de Jong Orlando
Ton Kalle
Bart Kelholt
Bert De Keyser
Aart Lamberts
Niels Lous
Wicher Meursing
Oleg Nikoliuk
Jeroen Niemeyer
Cor Noltee
Marco de Nood
Herbert Nouwens
Matti Peltokangas
Kiril Prashkov
Vera Röhm
Geert Schiks
Anneke Schollaardt
Mari Shields
Lies van der Sluis
Wim Smits
Rezsö Somfai
Borislav Stoev
Jan Jelle Stroosma
Yuri Sviridov
Georghiu Tchapkenov
Yutaka Toyota
Rita van der Vegt
Frits Vanèn
Vasil Vasilev
Arie Wols
Gennady Zubkov
Lucien den Arend


May Hobijn

Johann Sebastian Bach Sculpture Symposium
Forum Konkrete Kunst
four nations four spaces
North Sea Black Sea
Peterskirche Erfurt D

Holland constructive
coby brinkers
go de graaf
henk van trigt
lucien den arend
piet van zon

return of Vincent van Gogh







Rotterdam - Groot IJsselmonde

In 1975 the building and the garden were completed. In this environment Lucien den Arend used the Japanese Zen garden tradition as his inspiration.

The surrounding spaces are offices, waiting room and restaurant. The open space was actually too small (Ø803cm) to be used for repose, and being observable from every room around it, it was not very attractive for that purpose. It was clearly planned by Architect Bister as the focal point, as well as a source for daylight, for the surrounding quarters.

The very first thing that came to Lucien den Arend's mind was to use the round hole in the building to reveal the earth beneath the building. He did so by showing the earth's crust disappearing under the edge of the floor which Lucien den Arend extended into the space. To support this environmental theme he added elements from our earth: natural stones, water and a human made element - an artifact. Under the extension of the floor is tube lighting which automatically switches on in darkness. This effect seems to lift the building up and lights the surface of the concrete crust.

the city Rotterdam - Groot IJsselmonde Holland and the sculpture of Lucien den Arend - site specific constructions in Rotterdam - a Zen environmental work

1973-75 - earthscape - stainless steel, rocks, concrete and water, Police Station Groot-IJsselmonde, Rotterdam NL

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