Movement takes centre stage in every creation. Using a subtle palette of colours and shapes, van Weeghel further emphasizes the importance of motion in the continually evolving scene.
Hidden from the observer, integrated into the back of the art, is a computer system programmed to operate sophisticated machinery. Using this technology, van Weeghel choreographs a dynamic dance with objects forming geometric patterns that constantly change at a variety of speeds, methodically created with precision, each work operating in complete silence.
The team at the M.A.D.Gallery is thrilled to house this collection in its Geneva location. “Willem van Weeghel is the epitome of why our gallery exists,” says Max Büsser, founder of the M.A.D.Gallery and kinetic art enthusiast. “Willem's work is not only visually mesmerizing: most visitors, me included, are constantly wondering how it works. Outside-the-box creativity, enormous talent, state-of-the-art engineering, thousands of hours of skilled work, and at the end a pure object of beauty.”
Visually impressive at a size measuring 154 x 154 x 16.6 cm, “Dynamic Structure 171113” strikes a contrast of ebony-colored shapes against a hand-painted white canvas. Adding to the visual experience is the seamless movement of eight identical elements shaped at right angles and lines that perpetually shift position by rotating on four points. Each point has two axes, allowing the objects to move independently from each other in two directions and at a variety of speeds. It is easy to marvel at this dynamic work as patterns endlessly form and dissolve right before your eyes.
Dynamic Structure 171113 (2018)
Changing to a blue hue, “Dynamic Structure 61114 B” sees the canvas filled with six T-shaped elements in bright cobalt rotating across a deep navy-blue background. The fluid movement of this composition along with the brilliant use of color evokes the characteristics of a kaleidoscope – only enlarged to a 120 square-centimeter canvas. Time seems to stand still when observing the endless geometric patterns unfold in this work of art.