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JCJ Vanderheyden

°1928 – 2012, lived and worked in Den Bosch (NL)

The oeuvre of JCJ Vanderheyden spans over 50 years. He started out as a painter but started working in different media at the end of the 1960s. Through photography, television screens, prints, film, photocopies, sound and computer images he analyzed and reflected on perception – the image that the brain receives through one or more lenses. His practice deals with the choices you make when looking, and the subsequent interpretation of what you are looking at. He was interested in the selection process of distilling information.

The same motifs recur constantly in his work: the window and the eye, frames, grids, mirrors, the cell and the horizon. He used them to focus attention on definition, division, concentration and dispersion, emptiness and reflection. Vanderheyden tried to capture the complexity of reality in a simple image. Vanderheyden’s work is influenced by the many journeys he made, and the view from his airplane window, where he studied light, time and space.

JCJ Vanderheyden has had numerous solo exhibitions at venues such as Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; Culturgest, Lisbon; and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Group exhibitions include Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; De Hallen, Haarlem; International (China) Art Objects, Los Angeles; and Documenta VII, Kassel.

The estate of JCVJ Vanderheyden is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Kristof De Clercq, Ghent 

Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam