Space Time II (1989) Joost Baljeu

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

On the occasion of the new construction of the Museumhof Metaalhof and the Rocacentrale, the municipality of Rotterdam commissioned the creation of an autonomous sculpture with charisma. The design of Baljeu was realized. The structure is a complex construction that was manufactured in parts and assembled on site. A second artwork from Baljeu, called Space Time I , is a little further in Prince Alexander. At the request of the borough, the image in 2000 was moved a few tens of meters more to the center of the square.

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About the artist

Joost Baljeu (Middelburg, 1925 - Amsterdam, 1991) took drawing lessons in Amsterdam. In 1955 he became a cubist and started painting abstractly. Baljeu also studied Mondriaan's work. His ideas with regard to construction come to the fore in reliefs and wall constructions. From the sixties he made freestanding artworks, in which he incorporated stainless steel and plexiglass.

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