Jan van den Abbeel

Solo exhibition

12 December - 29 February, 2020

JAN VAN DEN ABBEEL (1943 – 2018) belongs to the Optical Art Movement. Together with Willy Plompen and Yves De Smet, van den Abbeel founded the “PLUS” group, which aimed to give concrete expression to a new relationship between the work of art and the optical environment. He created visual works in which he rejected all lyricism and emotion, and in which only the colours and the structural elements create the optical effects and the rhythmic movements. The aim was to integrate this result into the environment and living space.


Thursday 12 December 2019, 7 till 10 pm
introduction at 8 pm
Wolstraat 21-23 2000 Antwerpen

Jan van den Abbeel - Synthetics IV - 1967

acryl on metal - 93 x 93 cm
Provenance: Galerie Le Zodiaque Bruxelles