Peter Struycken 1939

Lives in Gorinchem. Works in Gorinchem.
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andriesse eyck galerie

P. Struycken ranks as one of the most famous and most influential artists in the Netherlands. In 1968, after causing a sensation throughout the decade with geometric-abstract paintings in which form and colour are subjected to systematic processes of transformation, he became one of the pioneers in the use of computers. In the decades since, he has put the staggering developments in computer technolopgy to use in producing artworks that possess, beyond their immense complexity, great visual immediacy and lyric power.

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Peter Struycken (1939 The Hague) lives and works in Gorinchem. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (1957-1962). Solo exhibitions of Struycken’s autonomous work have been held in numerous museums including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1966-1967), Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (1967), Groninger Museum (1967, 1984, 2007), Centraal Museum Utrecht (1974), Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (1974, 1976) Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam (1975, 1980-1981), Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo (1977) and the Gorcums Museum (2002). In addition, his work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad. He created over a hundred works in architecture and public space, such as: the Blue Waves parking area near the Mandelabrug, Arnhem (1972-1979), Blocks in Nijmegen (now at the Bijsterhuizen roundabout) (1976-1983), a three-dimensional colour structure in the lobby of the Aegon building, The Hague (1983-1986), a wall relief at Het Oude Hof of Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague (1985-1987), a computer-controlled ceiling light installation in the large auditorium of the Muziektheater, Amsterdam (1986), a colour installation on panels in all rooms of the Conservatorium in Utrecht (1989-1991), De Beeldengalerij, a sculpture route for 39 sculptures in the centre of The Hague (1990), a colour composition on the trellis surrounding the Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (1991-1997), a lighting installation in the colonnade of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam (1992-1993), a tile composition for the façades of the Student Flat De Struyck, The Hague (1993-1996), three tile compositions, each circa100 m long, for Woonboulevard Leeuwenstein, Delft (1994-1996), a light installation for the concert hall, Tilburg (1995-1996), computer-controlled light installation for 4 walls of the Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden, visible from the Leeuwarden motorway (1997-2005), a tile composition for a private swimming pool, Bentveld (1999-2000), a computer-controlled light installation on the staircase of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2007), a daylight representation of the colours of paintings with the aid of artificial light, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2009-2017) and a colour design for a private residence, Eendrachtsweg, Rotterdam (2018). He also developed several dynamic light works and sets for dance performances by Krisztina de Châtel, Karin Post and Ton Simons. In 1980, he gained widespread public recognition for his stamp design, which featured a portrait of Queen Beatrix made up of pixelated dots. Struycken is the recipient of numerous prizes for his pioneering oeuvre, including the first J.C. van Lanschot Prize for Sculpture (1992), the oeuvre prize of the Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (2002) and the Dr. AH. Heineken Prize for Art (2012). In 1984 he was made a Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau for his achievements in the field of the development of visual art in public space and in 2008 he received the Order of the House of Orange from Queen Beatrix.

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BEKNOPTE BIOGRAFIE SOLO selected 1966 P. Struycken: 2- en 3-dimensionale werken, galerie Swart, Amsterdam P. Struycken - schilderijen en reliëfs: wetmatige beweging, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1967 P. Struycken - schilderijen en reliëfs: wetmatige beweging, Groninger Museum voor Stad en Lande, Groningen Structuur ’67, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag 1974 Galerie Swart, Amsterdam 1976 Stedelijk van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. (CLUSTER works) 1977 Struycken Beelden en Projecten, Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller Otterlo P. Struycken, Galerie Swart, Amsterdam Peter Struycken Neue Gemälde, Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE 1980-1981 Struycken Structuur<->Elementen 1969-1980, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 1984 3-schermen projectie Groninger Museum, Groningen. 1987 Century '87, Royal Palace on the Dam, Amsterdam 1992-1993 Stroom, Den Haag (documentation of 40 projects and light work ACT4(30) (sound: F. van Manen) 1997 Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag. computer work, permanently exhibited in main exhibition space (in cooperation with Daniel Dekkers, computer programming) 1998 Blocks, real time dynamic computer work for main exhibition space, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam 1999 Kleuren van Struycken, Groninger Museum, Groningen (overview exhibition) 2001 Structured Colours, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam 2002 Trooping the Colour / Colour Colours, Gorcums Museum, Gorcum 2003 Wandkleden 2002, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam 2005 Entoptic Observations after Boulez, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam 2006 Landhuis Bloemhof, Curacao Netherlands Antilles 2007 P. Struycken, Groninger Museum, Groningen 2012 Drawings, 1973 -1993, Galerie de Expeditie 2014 RGB exit, andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam 2016 DUTCH CONCERT, P. Struycken en Carel Blotkamp, andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam 2019 P. Struycken – Colour: Profusion and Variability, Kasteel Wijlre Estate GROUP selected 1965 Quatrième Biennale de la Jeunesse, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris. + cat. 1967 IX Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paolo, Brazil 1968 Environments, Rijksuniversiversiteit, Utrecht Nederlandse inzending Biennale Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Three blind mice: De collecties: Visser, Peeters, Becht, Stedelijk van Abbemusuem, Eindhoven art gallery in the factory = le musée dans l'usine, Museum Quebec, Canada 1969 Profile IX, Niederländische Kunst heute, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Duitsland Konstruktieve Kunst: Elemente + Prinzipien, Bienale Nürnberg, Duitsland 1971 ‘Geluid <-> Kijken’ Dynamische computerstructuur via ponsband + geluid', Stedelijk museum Amsterdam Dynamische lichtwerk met schakelband, Groninger Museum 1974-1975 Overview exhibition, Centraal Museum Utrecht; Stedelijk van Abbe Museum Eindhoven,; Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam; Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen. 1980 Pier & Ocean, Haywarth Gallery, London; Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo Aktuelle Kunst aus den Niederlanden, Landespavillon Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, DE 1985 Beelden aan de Linge 1988-1989 Acht in opdracht, Textielmuseum, Tilburg 1990 Energieen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1990-1992 Stof & Geest, Gymnasium Felisenum, Velsen-Zuid 1994 KPN 94, Ptt Museum, Den Haag 1996 Under Capricorn, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1997 Hier & Meer, Oude Slot, Heemstede. curated by Adam Colton Mu, een fictieve geschiedenis van Internet, Arti en Amicitiae, Amsterdam, curated by P. Groot 1998 Leerlingen van Willem Schrofer, Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag Sikkens exhibition, De Lakenhal, Leiden Kunst in opdracht 1995-1998, Tilburgse Kunststichting, Tilburg Sporen van Wetenschap in Kunst, Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen, Trippenhuis, Amsterdam. curated by the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam Als golfslag op het strand… Ad Dekkers in zijn tijd, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Schaakmat, over consequente handelingen, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag Speed, Loos-Tijdkring Festival, Den Haag 1999 Post Haks, Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam 2000 De Voorstelling, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, curated by Queen Beatrix van Oranje. 2005 Stippels & Pixels, De Cirk, Gent, België A Guest + a Host = a Ghost, Hedge House, Wijlre 2006 Nederland 1, Stedelijk Museum Gouda 2007 Collectie depot VBVR: Peter Struycken 2010 Tijdloos Trendy, Kasteel van Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten Collectie depot VBVR: Peter Struycken Facade, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam 2015 Dutch dining - Four centuries of table settings, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag 2016 Ritme & Regelmaat. 70 jaar abstractie in de kunst, 1950 – 2015, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam. samengesteld door Diana Wind 2017 Drawing & More, andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam Het idioom van de abstractie, Art Chapel, Amsterdam 2018 30 years Heineken Prize for Art, Jubilee exhibition, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Out of Office. Art in Business, Singer Museum Laren 2019 CALCULATED CHANCE, Société, Brussels Public performances / TV broadcasts / Computer generated Colour Spaces / design of stage lighting of dance performances 1980 Discussion with Joseph Beuys, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 1983-1984 Het Eind is Zoek; TV-film by Raymond Le Gue about Peter Struyckens computer generated works 1987-1988 Balet Change of Krisztina de Chatel: design of continually changing stage lights 1989-1990 drawing in background of solo ballet performance Plotter of Karin Post 1989-1991 Computer generated film of 70 minutes and 4 films of 4 minutes as background for dance performance True Colour of Karin Post and choreographs of Ted Brandsen, Pauline Daniels, Hans van Manen and Karin Post 1992 Springdance Festival, Utrecht: scenery for choreography Set Go of Karin Post 1992-1993 Dance production Twine of Karin Post, choreographers K. Post, P. Rogie, D.vd Post, and three entre-acts (act 1,2,3 -5'-): stage lighting (in cooperation with F and. M. van Manen- electro techniques) 1993 Mind the gap, Film Museum, Amsterdam: two films (4') 1993-1994 Dance performance Take of Karin Post: stage lighting and décor 1995-1996 VPRO: dance-film Aubette, by Karin Post with 12 artists and directed by Frank Alsema 1996 Lectures together with architect C. Weeber in Caracas 1998 Computer generated projection for concert by Emmy Verhey Synergie der Kunsten, organized by Twynstra Gudde, Amersfoort 1998 LARA, Chrisztina de Chatel: computer generated stage lighting for danceperformance 1998-1999 Aan/Uit, dance performance of Karin Post; computer generated stage projection 1999 Prometheus composed by Skrjabin, virtual 3-d computer generated color space for the composition. Commissioned by NPS TV, broadcast on 26 October 1999 (in cooperation with Daniel Dekkers and directed by F. Alsema) development of this work started in 1997. 1999 2 wide screen presentations of Prometheus composed by Skrjabin, Film Museum, Amsterdam 2000 Live performance of Prometheus composed by Skrjabin by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Valery Gergiev and accompanied by a wide screen projection of the virtual 3-d color space. 2006 Computer generated Colour Spaces (film) made for Explosante Fixe composed by Pierre Boulez, Comissioned bij Fondadion Boulez, to be seen at the Holland Festival (june), Amsterdam