A solo exhibition by Willem Besselink
According to Willem Besselink, systems, patterns and structures are hidden behind every everyday event. It is never a single all-encompassing system: it is an accumulation of small patterns and structures, which for that moment, and for that location, in that specific combination, describe that everyday event. Besselink tries to visualize this idea in his work, which varies from small drawings to large, site-specific installations.
For the exhibition ‘Brickwork’, Besselink takes the structure of an everyday brick wall as a starting point: joints. The jointing without bricks becomes a kind of filter, glasses through which he sees. He uses it as a measuring instrument to define the other patterns and structures around us.
Based on this principle, Besselink starts with all types of materials and techniques. He creates drawings and prints on paper; sculpts with stone, concrete and wood, and assembles with clay, wood and aluminum; he pours concrete, foam and acrylic; constructs with wood, concrete, and brick.
Besselink reveals new perspectives through his technique. He creates vistas: from a distance one experiences a wide panorama, which disintegrates into individual independent works of art when coming closer by. One simple, constant pattern can be found in all his kinds of guises, whereby the different works together also reveal a new interference pattern.