27 November 2011 until 25 March 2012 Jan van der Ploeg


Jan van der Ploeg’s exhibition has been extended:

3rd floor: the Wonderwall can be visited until 18 March. This hall will be closed between 19 and 31 March for the construction of the exhibition of Harry van Dierendonck.

2nd floor: this will remain open until 25 March. This hall will be closed between 26 and 31 March for the construction of the exhibition of Marc Ruygrok.

The exhibitions of Harry van Dierendonck and Marc Ruygrok will be opened on 1 April 2012. More info to follow.


Jan van der Ploeg’s “WONDERWALL”, 2011 is on display on the top floor of the gallery. This dynamic work of wall art consists of 56 cubes and measures 300 x 1050 x 75 cm. The wall itself can take on different forms, enabling the artist to choose a different form in future displays. This architectural concept is new to Van der Ploeg’s oeuvre and offers a unique opportunity to transform a ‘wall painting’ over and over again.

“WONDERWALL”, WALL PAINTING No. 326, Untitled, 2011, 300 x 1050 x 75 cm, acrylverf, MDF

On the second floor of the gallery, in addition to his autonomous work, Van der Ploeg also has enormous red-and-white offset posters covering a number of walls. He exhibited a similar installation earlier this year in Chasse sur Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, in France.

Jan van der Ploeg, Poster project 2011, 118,5 x 175 cm, offset

Donald Judd & Jan van der Ploeg

In addition to these projects, Jan van der Ploeg has also created a floor installation which, out of respect for Donald Judd, draws its inspiration from Judd’s colour palette. 

Donald Judd furniture & Jan van der Ploeg. Floor concept & Poster project, 2011, 118,5 x 175 cm, offset.

What makes this work of art so unique is that, although it is undeniably the work of Jan van der Ploeg, visitors can also clearly recognise Judd’s colour scheme in the work. As a result, this architectural concept clearly shows how Donald Judd continues to inspire future generations of artists with his work. A few early examples of Judd’s furniture pieces are also on display.

Lecture by Jan van der Ploeg
Jan van der Ploeg will be giving a lecture on his work on Sunday, 26 February 2012 at 14:00 p.m. Register by e-mail to uitnodigingen@pietheineek.nl. There are no costs involved attending the lecture.

The Jan van der Ploeg & Donald Judd exhibition will be on display from 27 November to 26 February 2012 on the second and third floors of the gallery and will be open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m., with the exception of Boxing Day. The gallery closes at 16:00 p.m. on 24 December and 31 December. 

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

View the interview with Jan van der Ploeg op Omroep Brabant here (in Dutch only).  

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