Marc Nagtzaam


Born in Helmond, The Netherlands, 1968. Lives and works in Sluiskil, The Netherlands.

Marc Nagtzaam has been producing a body of work that is based on one main subject: the idea of pattern, the repetition. He draws lines, grids, circles, words, or sentences as in an endless search for collecting pieces of information. The repetition and the graphic structure of his works seem reminiscent of minimal and conceptual aesthetics. Most of Marc Nagtzaam´s drawings consist of colorless, darkly filled-in graphite surfaces. Abstracted elements from architecture, graphic design, details from found photographs, or parts from previous drawings are starting points for every series of works. This source material is being reduced, with basic, elementary means: dots, lines, and flat surfaces, to construct a sort of structure. As Nagtzaam himself points out: “I’m looking for representations of a (seemingly) concrete reality as well as I search for images which can only exist as a drawing.”