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Piet Dieleman (1956)

Here is another artist who ia have followed since his exhibition in the early Eighties at the Haags Gemeenetemuseum ( catalogues are available at

When painting itself is the subject, as is the case with Piet Dieleman (1956, the Netherlands), a radical approach becomes essential. He has chosen to work with strict, self-imposed constraints: six colors in a fixed order. He himself describes them as ‘fantastic tools’ that enable him to find enough disruption to justify the image. It isn’t abstract art as we know it from the modernist tradition, which strove to strike a balance between form and color. This is a more radical, ruthless form of abstraction that is not an end but only a means.

Dieleman studied at the Rotterdam Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in the Netherlands and won the Van Bommel-van Dam prize in 1984. His work has been exhibited frequently in solo and group exhibitions, and is held in numerous important collections, such as Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the Netherlands, M HKA in Belgium and Museo Reina Sofia in Spain.

One of the books on Dieleman published by HEDEN, is a very special artist book. Almost 2 inches thick and only 20 pages. A true artist t book.

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