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Jan van der Ploeg

25 years of Chassé
Location
Claudius Prinsenlaan 8
Material
Latex op stucwerk
Year
2021

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the Chassé Theatre, artist Jan van der Ploeg created this monumental Blind Wall in the foyer. Jan made his work on a rectangular surface, a big empty canvas right in front of a window. This way the Blind Wall catches daylight and can be seen from outside. The mural adds to the dramatic architecture of the building, by emphasising it, incorporating a new and different rhythm and possibly also disrupting it. The colour palette provides both contrast and harmony, which Jan hopes contributes to a positive experience of the theatre.

Made possible by Chassé Cultuurfonds

Foto door Rosa Meininger Photography

Foto door PHOTEDby Edwin Wiekens

Foto door PHOTEDby Edwin Wiekens

About the artist

Jan van der Ploeg

Origin
Netherlands
Profession
Artist
Website
Jan van der Ploeg

Jan van der Ploeg (1959, Amsterdam) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Croydon College of Art in London and completed a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 1990, he was awarded the Royal Prize for Modern Painting. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Jan van der Ploeg has built up an impressive oeuvre of hundreds of murals. His organised and graphic imagery is highly recognisable. The use of patterns created by the repetition of forms plays an important role in his work.