Marc Nagtzaam: Reissue

Monograph with a broad selection of Nagtzaam’s work from 1995 to current date. Nagtzaam’s meticulous graphite-gray pencil drawings are often abstract, geometric but also seek to be representations of a concrete reality or space. His drawings take up the entire page and appear almost impenetrable. “I’m trying to find representations of a concrete reality, as well as those that can only be realized as drawings”, he says. This idea is expressed in his use of scraps of text in his drawings and titles which offer little help in interpreting the works. While drawing usually implies that graphic marks generate meaning, the reverse is true with Nagtzaam s work. The drawings are like empy spaces, parallel to the world. I try to create a place that is not clearly defined.