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Working within a set of self-imposed parameters, Marcel van Eeden has created drawings that question the way history is codified and recorded. According to his many rules, van Eeden must make a new drawing every day, and all the drawings must be based on found images and text originating on a specific date before he was born. To achieve the graphic novel quality of his illustrations, van Eeden uses pencil or ink on paper, each work a part of a non-linear narrative in which fictional characters randomly reappear in a way that evokes the unreliability of memory.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
St. Nicholas is not Afraid. 25 year collaboration Marcel van Eeden - Galerie Maurits van de LaarMaurits van de Laar
2018
Ce qui pese et ce qui nourritMusée Rolin, Musée Lapidaire, Hôpital St-Gabriël
Marcel van Eeden " A Burst of Revelry From the Forecastle"In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc
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May 17. 1948 (3), 2013

Nero pencil, gouache, oil crayon, crayon and aquarelle on paper
47 × 206 in
119.4 × 523.2 cm
Location
Zurich
Medium

Working within a set of self-imposed parameters, Marcel van Eeden has created drawings that question the way history is codified and recorded. According to his many rules, van Eeden must make a new drawing every day, and all the drawings must be based on found images and text originating on a specific date before he was born. To achieve the graphic novel quality of his illustrations, van Eeden uses pencil or ink on paper, each work a part of a non-linear narrative in which fictional characters randomly reappear in a way that evokes the unreliability of memory.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Marcel van Eeden
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