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  • In Short
  • Installation art
  • Spatial

Art van Triest

the straight line and the grid, iron gestures in space

Art van Triest unites a raw industrial style with a poetic manner of questioning social issues. Central to his work is the universal human tendency to achieve control and security.

This tendency to frame reality in a system is reflected on different levels. It is anchored in our thinking: we divide the world around us into categories and use rational constructions to define differences and make connections. Overarching rational systems such as the metric system, statistical causality, and the logic of ideologies are expressions of the need for order. This also shapes our world in a concrete sense: from spreadsheets to city planning and landscape architecture. Many culturally determined, applied expressions are based on a linear kind of thinking: the straight line and the grid are building blocks of our culture.


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