Artist

Constant

Data i lloc de naixement:
AMSTERDAM, Holanda — 1920
Data i lloc de defunció:
UTRECHT, Holanda — 2005

Biography

The Dutch artist Constant Nieuwenhuys, better known as Constant (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1920 – Utrecht, Holanda, 2005), studied at the Rijksakademie. He lived in Paris in the late 1940s, where he met Asger Jorn and co-founded the CoBrA group along with Karel Appel, Christian Dotremont and other artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. Taking its name from the first letters of those cities, the group was characterised by a highly expressionistic style, inspired by cave paintings and children’s drawings, and committed to social and political concerns. CoBrA held a major exhibition in 1949 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam under the title International Experimental Art, yet the group dissolved in the early fifties. Constant later became involved with the Situationist International. This group of artists, writers and social activists, with roots in Marxism, Lettrism and the early twentieth-century artistic and political avant-garde, became Constant's vehicle for crossing over the border that conventionally separates architecture from art.

Works

  • Títol:
    Sade au Labyrinthe
    Data:
    1972
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Construction d'un labyrinthe
    Data:
    1972
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Joyriding
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Paysage avec secteurs
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Sector / secteurs
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Tours
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Labyr
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Intérieur
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Détail d'un secteur
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Paysage Artificiel
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Intérieur d'un secteur 1 / New Babylon
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    New Babylon
    Data:
    1963
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Construction aux plans transparents
    Data:
    1954
    Tipus d'obra:
    Sculpture
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
  • Títol:
    Voor en spatial colorisme
    Data:
    1953
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
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