Walter van Rijn (2019) Labyrinth_WallDesign_2


Top image: Walter van Rijn (2019) Labyrinth Wall Design 2, 
collage on aluminium, 80 x 60 x 2 cm, font Being Human.
Digital print, vinyl, aluminium panel with aluminium subframe.

The works in the series Labyrinth consists of repetitions of text and coloured lines creating intricate abstract patterns and architectural spaces seen in perspective.
Labyrinth started as a wallpaper design for my exhibition at John Hansard Gallery. As part of the installation, I covered 4.5 m high walls with this design.
See images of the installation >
To develop this idea further, I plan to create a new installation covering walls and floors. This series of work can then be seen as an installation proposal.
The textual element comes from meta-data of events that have taken place, or from artworks in a collection. I am interested in commissions to create new work where the text is created in collaboration with the collector/users of the space.
The typeface Being Human creates an additional layer within the artwork. I designed the glyphs so that it includes the key terms of the Human Rights declaration. However, it is so small that it only becomes readable when printed large.

Each collage is a unique work, mounted on an aluminium panel with a welded aluminium subframe. 800 x 600 x 20 mm (31.5 x 23.5 in) It creates a work that floats in front of the wall, ready to hang.

The collages on aluminium are available through Artiq

Prints from this series are available from saatchiart

They are available as limited editions of 50. One print is available as a unique print (edition 1 of 1).


Images of the collage on aluminium. Overviews as well as close-ups.