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WELCOME ON THE WEBSITE OF PERSPECTIVECART


Welcome on this website, here you will find all information about the beautiful and intriguing paper reliefs made by Jan Willem van Swigchem. A peek in the kitchen how it's made, the why's and the inspiration and philosophy of the artist.

 

 

NEW: COURSE PATTERN DESIGN


Workshop how to make a paper releif, meanwhile learning all ins and outs according how to design patterns.                                      

Download here thee brochure ==> COURSE PATERN DESIGN + REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

BECOME FRIEND/MAECENAS OF JAN WILLEM


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A Maecenas is somebody who loves art and is willing to donate money to an artist.

Maecenas is an historic person who lived about 2000 years ago in the old Rome. He was a counsellor of emperor Augustus. He became well known because he supported many artists with money as well as with advice. His name became synonym for artists and for people who wish to support artists.

The thought  behind a Maecenas is that a person or organisation donates money to an artist thus giving the artist all opportunaties without any strains to develop his talents at full.

Your donation is not only of importance moneywise. When the artist is aware of this circle of supporting friends/Maecenas's around him, he feels morale supported as well. When you become a friend of Jan Willem you will provide him with the freedom to develop all his given talents. Therefore you are unmistakably of great importance!

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LATEST WORK - 2011


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                                             Click on an image for an enlargement of the paperrelief (1000x1000)                                                      

 

 

NEW STUDIO


Korte Koediefstraat 25, 2511 CE The Haag. 

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For having a peek into the kitchen....a visit to my studio is a possibility. A studio-visit is only possibly after a pre-made appointment. Make this appointment via the Contactform, or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone: 070-3884517.

 

THE TECHNIQUE OF CREATING RELIEFS


The technique to create the paperreliëfs is developed by the artist himself. He started out on a small format but enlarged his scale later on to the maximum format possible. Because large parts are cut out of the paper, the structure that holds the paper will eventually collapse. This fact sets limits to the used technique.

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HISTORIE


Jan Willem van Swigchem strives to make his pieces of art only once, so called unica. In his opinion everything you see in nature is unique; even though all the leaves of a tree look alike, you still know they're all different from each other. This also counts for all of Jan Willem's works. Various exhibitions of his works were held in (among others) the Seasons Galleries in Den Haag, Gallery Rob van Doel in Den Haag, Gallery Braggiotti in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and in many other galleries.

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NEW PROMO FLYER


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PERCEPTION AND PERSPECTIVE en ARTISTIC FABRICS

Click on the images for an enlargemen, or on the title to downlaod the Promo Flyer in PDF-format (2MB).

 

BIOGRAFY


Jan Willem van Swigchem, born in 1956, lives and works in Den Haag. As an artist he is autodidact. It’s in his nature to create. Since 1985 he works as a professional artist.

Several of his works are: Abstract landscapes and miniature paintings (5x5 cm). In the 1980’s he made line drawings in ink. These are the first works in which he divides the surface of the canvas in an abstract way. They form the preparatory training for his later paper reliefs and paper templates. In the 1990’s he made a series of mixed media, titled 'Mysterious Traces'. In fact they are travelogues in the form of painted vertical panels and a variety of used materials that he processed and transformed, like metal, glass, cotton, copper, ‘found objects’, carton and paper.

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CIRCLE FORM RELIEFS


At the moment I’m working on a new series of works in a rectangular format. However, the circle is my initial starting point. This leads to works in which the quarter and half parts of circles are the main subject.

Associative forms in nature are for example the leaf of the Ginkgo Biloba-tree, the ingenious constructions of fruit (like lemons), and shells.

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