The number twelve carries religious symbolism, generally representing perfection, entirety, or cosmic order in traditions since antiquity.
Below installation views of HET WOORD, in Pictura Dordrecht (March 30 - May 5, 2019) , an exhibition in the context of the Synod of Dordrecht.
The twelve twelve letter words are presented in threefold manner: on B0 posters (100 x 140 cm), as framed fine art prints (40 x 50 cm) and on a leporello (zig zag fold, 15 x 21 cm).
Read more about this show NL/EN
Review / Kees Koomen’s BLOG
Schotschrift, leporello, twelve images with prose Landa van Vliet (NL),
103,6 x 21 cm (folded A5 = 15 x 21 cm), digital print on 350 grs. paper
limited edition of 144 + 12
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Images left: images from the TWAALF (TWELVE) series.
Paintings and drawings with parallel and intersecting lines
> Installation views bellow of CONSTRUCTOR exhibition in Gallery NZ, BE (17/11 - 16/12/2018)
Ongoing series of four letter words in English and Dutch.
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The prints, pigment ink on archival paper, are available in 3 sizes:
S - 21,6 x 27,9 (US letter) / edition of 8
M - 61 x 76 cm / edition of 5
L - 110 x 140 cm / edition of 3
SQUARES - 32,5 x 32,5 cm / edition of 8
> About FIVE FOUR, MORE LESS - text EN+NL
> Please contact for a list of all available images
Closed Circuit series are paintings on 4 mm dibond ‘glued’ to the wall. The starting point is an individual element, a letter, arranged in repetitive formation. In these logo-like emblems letter and negative space become indistinguishable.
Installation views of shows at Transmitter (2017 NY,US), Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, US 2015) and solo show in Heden (The Hague,NL 2014), Contemporary Contemplations #5- ACEC, Apeldoorn.
- YEAH_010810 / 135 x 120 cm / acrylic on canvas / 2010/ private collection
- HEAY_301210 / 135 x 120 cm / acrylic on canvas / 2010
- TUBE_311210 / 135 x 120 cm / acrylic on canvas / 2010
- TOUT_100910 / 135 x 120 cm / acrylic on canvas / 2010
- Installation views of YEAH in GkG Bonn, ‘Lebt Theo?’ exhibition in 2011
A few years ago I came across a fascinating list of approximately 7,000 languages spoken in the world. I noticed that many languages start with letter "M" (843). When I studied the list in more detail, it turned out that even 391 languages start with theletters 'MA'. … Read more SISTERS, text NL/EN
Four digital prints / 2009 / 50 x 70 cm / archival 305 grs paper / edition of 12
Image bellow: installation view at Hein Elferink Gallery and Collection UMC Utrecht
Paintings with words on a lemon yellow grid. The words come from sounds and titles of earlier work.