2 April until 30 June 2012 Marc Ruygrok – Letters become words


Monday, 9 April (Easter Monday): Opening of Marc Ruygrok and Harry van Dierendonck exhibitions at 2:30 p.m. 

Marc Ruygrok, Voorburg 1953

Letters become words

Since the early 1980s, letters, words and short sentences have been the ‘materials’ with which visual artist Marc Ruygrok, born in 1953, has created his works of art. A defining characteristic of his visual language is a preference for elementary geometric shapes: circles, squares, spheres and cubes. For more than twenty years, Ruygrok has been drawing, constructing and photographing these sculptures, which, through the years, have acquired a unique vocabulary, both literally and figuratively.

For the past fifteen years, his focus has been directed towards monumental site-specific three-dimensional works, which often are made up of letters that form phrases or words. Apart from the visual qualities of these massive sculptures, the words evoke immediate associations. These three-dimensional language sculptures are also specifically tied to their location, as they reveal or facilitate a deeper meaning in all their mystery.


This exhibition is partly a presentation of the results of collaboration between Marc Ruygrok and Piet Hein Eek. Together they worked on a series of language sculptures that are undeniably recognisable as the work of both Marc Ruygrok and Piet Hein Eek: SOIT, SIC and WAT ER IS

To Be To Do image tables from his own workshop will also be presented as well as nine large recent oilpaintstickdrawings.

The  Marc Ruygrok exhibition will be on display from 2 April to 30 June on the second floor of the gallery and will be open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. 

Concert by Rosanne van Sandwijk and Steven Faber
A concert of mezzo-soprano Rosanne van Sandwijk and pianist Steven Faber will take place in the event hall at 12.00 prior to the opening. 

Extra opening hours:
Monday, 9 April 12:00-17:00 pm (Easter)
Sunday, 24 Juni 12:00-17:00 pm

De Galerie van Piet Hein Eek, Halvemaanstraat 30, 5651 BP Eindhoven.

For more information and photographs click the following link

For the most recent selection of art works in the Van Abbevitrine, please click the following link

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