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Struycken was a pioneer of the use of computers in the creative process, having learned to program as early as 1968. ‘Blocks 2’ consists of five blocks that appear to be partially sunk in the floor. The work was created with a computer program that determined how various factors would influence each other: the length of the edges, the rotation of the blocks on their axes, their distance from each other and their colour, obtained by mixing red, yellow and blue.


Specifications

Title Blocks 2 (31.VIII.76)
Material and technique Enamel paint on polyvinylchloride (PVC)
Object type Sculpture
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 35 cm
Length : 430 cm
Width : 149 cm
Makers Artist: Peter Struycken
Accession number BEK 1558 a-f (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1978
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 12-07-1978
Age maker About 37 years old
Exhibitions Minimal myth (2012)
Kunst van formaat. De collectie XL vanaf de jaren vijftig (2018)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Material Enamel paint > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Polyvinylchloride (PVC) > Artificial synthetic > Synthetic > Material > Material and technique
Object Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Peter Struycken

Den Haag 1939