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WELCOME ON THE WEBSITE OF PERSPECTIVECART


Welcome on this website, here you will find all information about the beautiful and intriguing paper reliefs made by Jan Willem van Swigchem. A peek in the kitchen how it's made, the why's and the inspiration and philosophy of the artist.

Contactinformation:

Address:
Korte Koediefstraat 25
2511 CE DEN HAAG
Netherlands

E-mail: vsd(at)telfort.nl
Telephone: +31 70 3884517
Mobile: +31 6 15048856
 

NEW: COURSE PATTERN DESIGN


Workshop how to make a paper releif, meanwhile learning all ins and outs according how to design patterns.                                      

Download here thee brochure ==> COURSE PATERN DESIGN + REGISTRATION FORM

 

LATEST WORK - 2014


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                                             Click on an image for an enlargement of the paperrelief (1000x1000)                                                      

 

 

NEW PROMO FLYER


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PERCEPTION AND PERSPECTIVE en ARTISTIC FABRICS

Click on the images for an enlargemen, or on the title to downlaod the Promo Flyer in PDF-format (2MB).

 

NEW STUDIO


Korte Koediefstraat 25, 2511 CE The Haag. 

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For having a peek into the kitchen....a visit to my studio is a possibility. A studio-visit is only possibly after a pre-made appointment. Make this appointment via the Contactform, or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone: 070-3884517.

 

THE TECHNIQUE OF CREATING RELIEFS


The technique to create the paperreliëfs is developed by the artist himself. He started out on a small format but enlarged his scale later on to the maximum format possible. Because large parts are cut out of the paper, the structure that holds the paper will eventually collapse. This fact sets limits to the used technique.

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HISTORIE


Jan Willem van Swigchem strives to make his pieces of art only once, so called unica. In his opinion everything you see in nature is unique; even though all the leaves of a tree look alike, you still know they're all different from each other. This also counts for all of Jan Willem's works. Various exhibitions of his works were held in (among others) the Seasons Galleries in Den Haag, Gallery Rob van Doel in Den Haag, Gallery Braggiotti in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and in many other galleries.

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BIOGRAFY


Jan Willem van Swigchem, born in 1956, lives and works in Den Haag. As an artist he is autodidact. It’s in his nature to create. Since 1985 he works as a professional artist.

Several of his works are: Abstract landscapes and miniature paintings (5x5 cm). In the 1980’s he made line drawings in ink. These are the first works in which he divides the surface of the canvas in an abstract way. They form the preparatory training for his later paper reliefs and paper templates. In the 1990’s he made a series of mixed media, titled 'Mysterious Traces'. In fact they are travelogues in the form of painted vertical panels and a variety of used materials that he processed and transformed, like metal, glass, cotton, copper, ‘found objects’, carton and paper.

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CIRCLE FORM RELIEFS


At the moment I’m working on a new series of works in a rectangular format. However, the circle is my initial starting point. This leads to works in which the quarter and half parts of circles are the main subject.

Associative forms in nature are for example the leaf of the Ginkgo Biloba-tree, the ingenious constructions of fruit (like lemons), and shells.

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