I am bombarded on a daily basis with information sent to me on art, artists, designers, products, etc., etc. and most of it, in my view, is rubbish. But sometimes something really interesting and worth mentioning appears. This is the case of a contemporary artist brought to me by my friends at re-title.
Dutch contemporary artist Nelleke Beltjens is doing some quite fascinating and provoking work in her unusual and idiosyncratic approach to drawing. Amongst her basic principles is the fragmentation of the line, broken by the artist with numerous short marks that are perpendicular to the extension line and as a result, transforms the line into a rhythmic pattern.
Her current show, “They Don’t Know Either” through 30 July 2011 at Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne is her effort to show, by means of the structure of her drawings, how complex it is to exist in our world today … how some things are intangible and indeterminable and may not have an answer further substantiated by the lack of definitive answers to our problems by all the alleged experts in politics and economics, philosophy, religion and the natural sciences.
Photo credit: © Nelleke Beltjens. She is represented by Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne.