WHO IS

Robbert de Goede (Amsterdam, 1969) Visual Artist and Interior Architect

He started working as an architect right after artschool in 1998.

In order to realize his first designs he decided to produce them himself manualy, to be more cost-efficient for his clients. This made it easier to start working on a solid portfolio.

After a short period of time there was a lot more designwork to do and production was handed over to the proper professionals giving him more time to develop his design-works.

Years later, fall 2009, the crisis also hit the interior-architecture branche. This gave him extra time to put in projects he always only had time to fantasize about. At the same time work was finishing on the design of a galery. The gallery onwer’s eye fell on some of Robbert de Goede’s initial works and he was invited to do a large show in may 2010.

As far as Robbert de Goede’s character goes he only needs half a chance like this to start working and producing a great number of works. At the moment Robbert de Goede is still running his architecture office designing for private as well as commercial clients.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

SONY/ATV MUSIC
GOODS WOMENS CLOTHING STORES
A-GALLERY
SONY/ATV MUSIC
CASPERLE
THE VOCAL FACTORY
BICKLEY & MITCHELL
SUSHI KINGS
NOON WOMENS CLOTHING STORES
VERSATEL INTERNET
DZPLY
PRAE-MOTION
XSAGA
BRITTISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
VAK ZUID
WINNEN EN CO

ARTIST STATEMENT

It starts with coincidence and intution. Arbitrarily drawing and combing geometrical shapes and figures, without judgement. From there on the search for connections and meaning starts, looking for a space where there is no room for distraction. The compositions are build anatomicaly where the rules of physics are ignored.

The goal is to find emptiness, a place in the psyche where creativy, revelation and happiness are found. I use rage and logic in an existential framework to make life more orderly and bearable. Concentration and meditation are inseparably connected with the making process and are a requirement to intensely experience the work. It is the physical experience that completes this. A mere aesthatic verdict doesn't do justice to my projects.

The viewer is pulled into a vacuum, an unsetteling puzzle. My installations are made to touch the viewer, pull you in and bring an intesifying spatial experience.

Robbert de Goede studied architectonic design at the HKU and followed autonomous art courses at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His work is in the line of early minimalism and has similaritys to the Dutch zero-movement. The strong connotations with computermodels in CAD software make his work deeply rooted in modern time.

TECHNIQUE

All works are sketched with CAD software. Quick rendering will give a pretty good image of the final works, but mostly the resolution of the screen is not high enough to predict the actual sensation of the work. Final decisions have to be made based on intuition and knowledge of proportion and space. Works themselves are made from MDF. Tiny holes are drilled and yarn is woven in a certain pattern. All works are finished with an eye for detail and can be fixed invisibly to the wall.

CREDIT AND COPYRIGHT

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