May 27, 2017




Newmark Gallery

Photo Credit: Benjamin Swett

Dutch artist Andre Kruysen's work relates to that of daylight and the structure of the architecture around him. The artist creates interventions in areas that affect these aspects. These interventions can result in both detached, and space-merging sculptures.

The artists' complex and chaotic style of the past few years stems from the increasingly complex (visual) culture in which we live. Finding a personal balance, it finds its' form in his work. Amidst his spatial interventions Kruysen seek stillness; the stillness that occurs through the sacral effect of daylight. This contradiction is the basis of his sculptures.

Works by André Kruysen have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in institutions and museums throughout the world since 1996, including The Municpal Museum (The Hague, The Netherlands), Casa Sakanoue (Hiyoshi, Japan), Rosalux Gallery (Berlin, Germany), Gallery Leguern (Warsaw, Poland) and more. His works are included in the collections of institutions including the Museum Foundation, Heden, and Bonnefantenmuseum, various private colelctions and more. The artist has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships throughout his career, and currently teaches sculpture at the Royal Academy in The Hague, The Netherlands.