GROUP EXHIBITION WITH ARTISTS OF THE GALLERY
YURI RODEKIN, MIRJAM JACOB, MARCO DEN BREEMS,
HANS LEMMEN, JAN KNAP, MARLIZ FRENCKEN, ET AL
Ornis A. Gallery is proud to present the summer exhibition ± A-4 with various artists of the gallery.
In ancient Greece Euclidean geometry defined a rectangle as a quadrilateral with four right angles
all equal (360°/4 = 90°). There are no rules for the length of the sides so many forms are possible.
The most familiar example is a regular quadrilateral better-known as a square. In this exhibition
dimension does matter for we have selected artworks on a plus or minus
The unique geometrical property for the international standard paper size A-series is its aspect
ratio (the ratio between its sizes in different dimensions) 1:√2. This means that when cut in half
widthwise the new half has the same aspect ratio. As a result each size is one half of the next one.
A-4, although a rectangle by birth, is the square under the A-series, the most common paper size
we know. It has a standard of ± 210 mm (8 inch) by ± 297 mm (12 inch).
Mathematical principles and art form a symbiosis for centuries. Without there would not be
perspective, ratio or illusion to name some. But it also has inspired artists like Da Vinci who used
geometry to put man literally in the centre of the world. In his drawing Vitruvian Man he depicts a
man with his arms and legs inscribed in a circle and a square where it symbolize humanism.
In this exhibition we have put the artwork in the centre of the geometrical form, in this case A-4.
The scale of this paper size comes to us as intimate. And that is what it want to represent. Small
worlds that let our minds float away from this overregulated and busy society. A tranquil
Summerfield of art.
The artists represented in this show are Marliz Frencken (The Netherlands, 1955), Yuri Rodekin
(Russia, 1960), Marco den Breems (The Netherlands, 1955), Mirjam Jacob (Germany, 1983), Hans
Lemmen (The Netherlands, 1959) and Jan Knap (Czech Republic, 1949) who will be on display in
the upcoming exhibition Bad Thoughts – Collection Martijn and Jeannette Sanders at the Stedelijk
Museum Amsterdam (20 July – 9 November 2014).