Ton Mars
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CIRCULAR MOTIONS

Katalin Herzog, 2015

The studio had been completely transformed. No longer, a workspace, it had become a white cube overgrown with tondi.1 Nearly all the walls were covered with small circular works, while larger circular paintings were also hanging or leaning against some of the walls (Figure 1). Rather…

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TON MARS, CIRCUMVOLUTION

Exhibition Circumvolution at the Academy of Fine Arts Minerva, Groningen (NL), 2015. Review by Jenny Wilson Ton Mars, Circumvolution Circling with lines in invisible spirals Walking into Minerva’s Koepelzaal feels like a crisp, serene, almost sacred experience. The space would be empty if it weren’t for…

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CIRCUMVOLUTION

Hall text to the exhibition of the work of Ton Mars, Minerva Art Academy, De Koepelzaal, 25 August – 30 September 2015 Katalin Herzog Although this exhibition of work by Ton Mars coincides with his retiring as a teacher at Minerva Art Academy, it is not…

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THE INFINITE WORLD OF TON MARS

Katalin Herzog THE INFINITE WORLD OF TON MARS1 A room in the Academy, completely empty except for a table and a chair. There are no drawings on the wall, as is usually the case. On the table, a thick art folder; on the chair, a young…

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THE DANCER FROM THE DANCE?

Jose Luis Brea Text read by Jose Luis Brea for the opening of the Ton Mars exhibition at Galeria Elba Benitez Madrid, 14 March 1991. There is a beautiful and well known poem by William Yeats of which I would like to quote the last few lines:…

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ZU DEN ARBEITEN VON TON MARS

Hanna Humeltenberg in NIKE (New Art in Europe) No. 25, 1988.

SCHAUPLATZ (Ausstellung: Galerie Kicken – Pauseback, Köln, 1988. ) “Fühlen ohne zu besitzen, heißt bewahren, denn es bedeutet, aus einer Sache ihr Wesenherauszuziehen.”(Fernando Pessoa) Es beginnt  für den Künstler die Schöpfung mit dem Sehen. Sehen ist schon ein schöpferischer Akt, der eine Anstrengung erfordert. Alles was…