Revealing Concealment. On the Visual Artwork of Krijn de Koning
(Dorothee Cappelle) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2016, № 24, PP. 250-257
The Dutch environmental artist Krijn de Koning (born 1963) introduces geometric constructions, ranging from monumental to minuscule, into an existing environment, decks them out in lively colours and invites the viewer to set to work. The viewer has no backstory or obvious starting point. De Koning simply formulates a proposal; entering the labyrinthine constructions, examining the work of art and its surroundings from different angles and considering the effects, shaping the work of art in the viewer’s mind. The effect is different for everyone. Krijn de Koning’s art is only complete when it is experienced.