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Pieter Laurens Mol

12,000 - 18,000 EUR
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  • Pieter Laurens Mol
  • Champs de Mars
  • 1989
  • oxidized steel, steel wool and newspaper collage (from the Tuesday edition of 'Le Monde')
  • 78 x 299 x 28.5 cm / 31 x 118 x 11"


donated by the artist


Some recent solo exhibitions
Hidde van Seggelen Contemporary Art, London 2009, 'Method and Mode'
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2009, 'One on One. Pieter Laurens Mol. Lament Superior Plug In #37'
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2008
Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent 2005, 'Maintenance Procedure'
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam 2002

Some recent group exhibitions
Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent 2009, 'Past-Present-Future #2'
De Appel, Amsterdam 2005, 'The Gravity in Art'
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris 2004, 'Le Cinéma des Photographes Néerlandais'


Selected publications
Saskia Bos [et al.], If walls had ears: De Appel 1984-2005, Amsterdam: De Appel 2005
Moedervlek: Pieter Laurens Mol, 1965-1975, Nijmegen: sun 2002
Marente Bloemheuvel (ed.), Pieter Laurens Mol: Grand Promptness, Breda: Publishing Artimo Foundation 2000

Selected public and corporate collections
Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch NL • Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL • Beeldspoor/Rotterdamse Schouwburg, NL • Achmea Kunstcollectie, NL • Bouwfonds Kunstcollectie, NL • Kunstcollectie KPN, NL • Rabo Kunstcollectie, NL • TNT Post Kunstcollectie, NL • MUHKA, Antwerp, BE • Städtische Galerie Erlangen, DE • Malmö Konsthall, SE

Catalogue Note

Pieter Laurens Mol's work manifests great conceptual complexity and holds multiple layers of perception, interpretation and meaning. He does not favour a single style or medium. He often compares himself to an alchemist whose mysterious practices evolve into emotionally charged and visually stimulating experiments. In fact, his diverse oeuvre encompasses and frequently combines photography, film, painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Fascination with the relativity of time, possibilities of manipulating space and scale, intense interest in the past, are all continuously present in Mol's creative universe as well as sensitivity to the importance of chance and accident in the artistic process, and inventiveness within limited visual parameters. A special emphasis on the Dutch heritage is another dominant feature. A sense of poetry and a fair measure of melancholy always underlie his work. Though never forgetting to put things into perspective, as an artist he intensely battles against pride and failure, themes he often treats with humour.

Pieter Laurens Mol was advisor at the Rijksakademie for several years.