Marc Nagtzaam 1968

Lives in Breda (NL). Works in Breda (NL).
Represented by:

Barbara Seiler

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.”

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Artworks by Marc Nagtzaam


Marc Nagtzaam


MARC NAGTZAAM Born 1968, Helmond, NE Works in Breda, NE RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selection) 2015 The Aesthetic of the Fragment (curated by M. N.) Panache, Antwerp, BE Eight Pieces for Eight Corners Objectif Exhibitions Antwerp, BE 2014 Not Available, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (publ.) Various Artists with works by K. Dedobbeleer, K. Mater, Batia Suter and ROMA publications. Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, CH A Variation of a Work Presented Elsewhere, Solo Booth Art Brussels, BE, ProjecteSD, SP Unstable Objects and Shells Crushed (with Jochen Lempert) DIX291, Paris, FR 2012 Often, Not Always, Studio van der Mieden, Antwerp, BE (publ.) 2011 The Erased Tapes, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, CH Modernist Persuasion, ProjecteSD, Barcelona, SP 2010 More Up Than Coming, Mary Galo, Antwerp, BE (publ) SixEightSevenSix, SecondRoom, Antwerp, BE Not Available, Peschkenhaus, Moers, D 2008 Goes Abstraction / Accidenten (together with Peter Morrens), Galerie van den Berge, Goes, BE Nothing Rhymes, ProjecteSD, Barcelona, ES 2007 Stay In / Stay Out (together with A. van Campenhout), Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL (publ.) A Wall Drawing of A Previous Show, But Mostly Publications, XM Projectspace, Curated by S. Dheedene, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen, BE 2006 Minimal Compact (together with Robbie Cornelissen), Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag, NL Instrumentals, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, BE Selected Works, Homework, Maastricht, NL (publ.) 2005 Untitled Drawings III (together with Rosemin Hendriks), Galerie van den Berge, Goes Weltecho (with Koen Delaere), Galerie Arti Capelli, 's-Hertogonbosch 2004 ... (together with Jus Juchtmans), Galerie van den Berge, Goes, BE None, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam, NL 2002 Don't (together with Ton van Kints), Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam, NL 2001 New, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, BE 2000 Work and Non-Work, Guest studio Van de Nieuwe Dingen, Tilburg, NL (publ.) 1999 Tekeningen (together with Marcel van Eeden), H. Molendijk stichting, Amersfoort, NL As Things Go (together with Jolanda Kooijmans) De Bank, Enschede, NL Untitled Drawings II, Galerie In Situ, Aalst, BE Show (together with Eva-Maria Bogaert), In-Out, Antwerpen, BE 1998 Two, Studium Generale, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, NL 1997 Untitled Drawings, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, BE 1996 Once More, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL 1993 A Fire That Never Was, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL (publ.) A PoorShow / 600 Objects Of General Interest, W139, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection) 2015 The Bottom Line S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE (cat.) L’Ordre caché, saison 1 FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR BE ALL AND END ALL (with H. van Ingelgem and H. Demeulenaere) MiLMA, London, UK 2014 Roma Publications 1998-2014 Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, IT Some Objects, Eight Sculptures, Several Frames, One Video and a Book (curated by Hans Demeulenaere) MuZEE, Oostende, BE (Publ.) Conversation Piece MuZEE, Oostende, BE Beauty is for Free (curated by Jan van der Pol) Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL Forcefield, A Drawing Show Institut de Carton, Brussels, BE 2013 Vindplaatsen en Voortgangsberichten Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, NL ...and a Lot of Reflection Hans Demeulenaere in collaboration with Kris Kimpe, Marc Nagtzaam and Esther Venrooy. Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, BE Going Places, Marc Nagtzaam & Karin Herwegh, SECONDroom, Antwerp, BE Dreaming of The South Curated by Herman van Ingelgem. Marion de Cannière Gallery, Antwerp, BE 2012 Autumn of Modernism, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL Reflections on Form Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, CH Minimal Myth (curated by Francesco Stocchi) Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL (publ.) Herfsttij van het Modernisme (curated by Lorenzo Benedetti) De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL (publ.) 2011 Het Zelfportret, Het Huis en De Seizoenen, curated by Phillip van den Bossche & Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Mu.Zee, Ostende, BE One Show About One Drawing, with Hans Demeulenaere, Museum M, Leuven, BE 2010 Cimento Dell'Armonia e Dell'Invenzioni: or The Drawing Machines, (curated by Simone Menegoi) Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, DE The Unknown Group Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, FR Zweierlei, Morrens & De Boe Productions present Voorkamer, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH Op Papier Gezet Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL (cat.) 2009 You can tell a cowboy by the horse he rides, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, CH The Malady of Writing MACBA, Barcelona, ES (Un)Balanced / Verwantschappen Z33, Hasselt, BE Towing The Line, White Box, New York, USA Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennial (cat.) 2008 The Order of Things, MuHKA, Antwerpen, BE Over Tekenen, De Witte Zaal, Gent, BE Let Op, Kijk Uit, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NL (cat.) Found, Gevonden, Trouve, De Voorkamer, Lier, BE 2007 Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) A Few Artist's Books/Roma Publications-Christoph Keller, ProjecteSD, Barcelona, ES Beauty Unrealized, Part 7. PSWAR, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) Under Control Vrije Academie, Den Haag, NL (cat.) 2006 De Heilige Geest, De Voorkamer, Lier, BE Roma Publications, Culturgest, Lissabon, PT Façade, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL Confusion is a Beautiful State of Mind. A choice from the collection Contemporary Drawings of the province Utrecht. CBK Utrecht, Amersfoort, NL Paperback, CGAC, Santiago de Compostella, Museo Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, ES 2005 Lijnen en Afvallen, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL Roma Publications 1998-2005, S.M.A.K. , Gent, BE Drift Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, NL (cat.) 2004 Zie Tekening, De Voorkamer / Museum Wuyts van Campen, Lier, BE (cat.) Alles Was Bij Voorbaat Al Begonnen (together with P. Hendrikse, D. Thys, K. van Gestel, K. de Dobbeleer), Faktor 44, Antwerpen, BE (publ.) 2003 Is de Schilder, Happy Kunst Collectie Oce. Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL (cat.) Be Sincere (together with J. Bodewits, T. van Druten), Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL Snippets (contribution together with S. Carlier), Gemeente Museum, Arnhem, NL (publ.) Plus (curated by: E. Brand), De Beyerd, Breda, NL To Avoid the Void ,Artwalk, Amsterdam, NL 2002 Other Than Film, Tent, Rotterdam, NL Het Geheugen van een Stad, Bredaas Museum, Breda, NL (cat.) Roma Publications, Kroller Muller Museum, Otterlo, NL Huis (together with R. Meelkop, R. Willems, P. Gatzen, G. Goiris, S. van den Bosch, J. Juchtmans. curated by: M.N.) Hooghuis, Arnhem, NL (Publ.) 2001 In Orbit, Quartair, Den Haag, NL Black Dahlia (together with S. Haccou, R. Ophuis, P. Gatzen), De Overslag, Eindhoven, NL (publ.) Taal in Beeld, Museum de Wiegger, Deurne, NL (publ.) 2000 Tekeningen, Room, Rotterdam, NL Hotel CBK, Nijmegen, NL (publ.) 1999 Het Lege Kwartier, NBKS, Breda, NL (cat.) Recente Aanwinsten, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL (publ.) A Sense of Drawing, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL Het Tijdschrift / Het Lokaal, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL Folle Studio, Ercolani, Bologna, IT (publ.) 1998 Alles Is Anders, Voormalig Rosa, Breda, NL (publ.) Along the Line, James Colman Fine Arts, London, UK Dat Maak Ik Zelf Wel Uit, Het Glas Paleis, Heerlen, NL (publ.) Sugar Mountain, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, NL Prix de Rome, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) Stads Collectie Breda '88-'98, De Beyerd, Breda, NL (cat.) Art Works-Art Words / Fama Cresit Euendo, De Bogarde Kapel, Brugge, BE (cat.) 1997 Het Compacte, Museum Museum Commanderie van St. Jan, Nijmegen, NL (cat.) Prix N.I., Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL (cat.) L'Homme Sucre, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL 1996 On Line, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL De Muze als Motor, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL (cat.) 1995 2 Tekeningen, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL Nine Small Drawings, Galerie Westersingel, Rotterdam, NL There is One Thing, Galerie Westersingel, Rotterdam, NL Uitgelicht, Kunstrai, Amsterdam, NL (cat.) Indruk, Kunstenaarstijdschriften, SMBA, Amsterdam, NL 1994 Nieuwe Aanwinsten, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL 1992 Honest Joe's, Five shows on several locations, Breda & Rotterdam, NL Vent du Nord, Institut Neerlandais, Paris, F 1991 Umsonst, IBK Lighthouse, Nijmegen, NL COLLECTIONS Museum Jan Cunen, Oss Teylers Museum, Haarlem Collection Contemporary Drawings Province Utrecht Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden ABN Amro Kunst Collectie Oce Kunst Collectie, Venlo Rabo Bank Kunst Collectie Nederland Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem Stads Collectie Gemeente Breda