Land art and site specific sculpture in the urban setting. Environmental sculpture is an art form which uses the environment as its material. Concrete art is, like any art form, human made and is therefore geometric in essence. Public art is art which can be viewed and accessed by the public.


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Sculpture and Land Art

Site specific sculptures, land art and environmental projects as well as the freestanding sculpture by the Finnish | Dutch sculptor Lucien den Arend. His work represents his geometric and mathematical approach to his sculpture as well as his environmental art.

An Urban Land Art project in Ede, The Netherlands.
An Urban Land Art project in Ede, The Netherlands- Swamp Cypress trees, water and concrete.

His sculpture is based on constructive principles. In the south-west of Holland he designed and made a highway bridge. The sculptor installed a twenty meter long stainless steel sculpture, Opening the Arctic Circle, in Kemijärvi, in Finnish Lapland; this is the largest public sculpture north of the Polar Circle. In the city of Vaasa, in the west of Finland, he installed a monumental red sculpture, Veera. For the Finnish city Kajaani he designed a park - the Suvanto Puisto - which was never executed. The plans and representational drawings are in the collection of the Kajaani Taide Museo (Kajaani Art Museum).
View his sculptures on the cities pages which list the site specific public sculpture and environmental works by the sculptor - public sculpture in the urban space on roundabouts and at public buildings of more than fifty five cities. He designed and built his studio in Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands.
The sculptor lives and works at Penttilä in Kangasniemi, Finland.

sculpture park

In the spring of 2006 he installed his large sculptures and constructions around his house and studios in Finland - the permanent exhibition, called POAM sculpture park (Penttilä Open Air Museum) is located in the forests and hills around Penttilä Estate.

site specific and public art 

Integrating Art Into The Environment
sculpture park in the moonlight - full moon over POAM
moonlight illuminates POAM Sculpture Park
Site specific concrete art is represented by "perpendicular planes, homage to Oud and van Doesburg", a concrete sculpture in Rotterdam.
1983-87 - Marconi Waltz - Homage to van Doesburg and Oud - Rotterdam NL
Satellite pictures of the site specific sculptures are presented in the sculptor's site.
satellite views of the sculptures
A bridge in Dirksland was designed as a sculpture by Lucien den Arend.
perpendicular construction, bridge - Dirksland NL
This is a site specific sculpture in mild steel, one of the sculptures by the Finnish / Dutch sculptor Lucien den Arend.
gemini tango - Oranjeplein - Zwijndrecht NL
A large site specific sculpture in Houten, Holland covers a large area.
c.y.f. - Houten NL
The site specific steel sculpture in Vaasa Finland is visible from a large surrounding space.
Veera - Vaasa Finland
This sketch is a proposal for an environmental SCULPTURE - homage to Saenredam - in Barendrecht, Holland.
Pieter Janszoon Saenredam project Barendrecht NL
This is the sculptor's first proposal for a site specific sculpture in Zaanstad (Zaandam - Koog aan de Zaan) in Holland.
surround - stainless steel - Zaanstad NL
A geometric sculpture - steel construction - gothic II, Noordpark is exhibited in OPAM sculpture park in The Netherlands.
gothic II, Noordpark - steel construction
The land art project - environmental sculpture - in Zwijndrecht, Holland was named "Walburg project".
Walburg project Zwijndrecht, Holland
Tis scale model (maquette) was proposal for a site specific environmental sculpture in Hazerswoude Dorp. Holland.
source Ambachtsplein Hazerswoude-Dorp NL
Land art / landart has been made by the sculptor since the late sixties of the twentieth century.
land art 2002 x-ing levee cross (tiendwegen kruis) - Volgerlanden/Walburg)
The construction of a concrete sculpture for the Rotterdam square, Marconiplein.

Marconi Waltz - Homage to Oud and van Doesburg - perpendicular planes - Rotterdam NL

Site specific sculptures can be re-installed - as long as the new location can acommodate its scale and visual meaning. And, when color is not bound to the sculpture, it can be changed to complement the new site.

OPAM sculpture Park, Papendrecht and Zwijndrecht, Holland

pages to see

status quo site specific sculpture
circumstantial demarcation - with Vera Röhm
in retrospect - Kajaani Museum of Art
the cities pages on this web
see his works under construction
the planting of trajectory for Rembrandt - 2002 - curvature length 250m - 100 Salix Alba (white willow) branches and three oaks

another approach

Lucien den Arend's sculpture can take on a choice of forms. Although he calls all his works sculptures, others may want to classify some of his works under a different category. He has no preference for any particular material, technique or form of presentation - resulting in a variety of topics into which his work can be subdivided.


Also check the links at the top and bottom of this page.
A broad scope of his work is presented in different categories.
You can view his one man exhibitions at Galleria Sculptor in Helsinki Finland and at Galleria Nuovo in Lahti Finland. In the vicinity of his birthplace, Dordrecht, he organized the Open Air Museum OPAM. He presents many of his colleagues in the domain StIvesNet on the web selected-art where he also has a home page. His cv/résumé is an extensive curriculum vitæ with links to it's many items.
The  cities site presents Lucien den Arend's site specific-public sculptures and projects in various municipalities in Holland and other countries where his work has been installed in the public space.
Some of his landscape works have the maze as inspiration. One maze is in the Dutch village of Hardinxveld Giessendam.
One of his concepts for a roundabout can be visited on his domain about the subject of art and roundabouts - rotonde is a monumental roundabout sculpture for Heemskerk.
His encounters with colleagues and personalities in the field of the arts are documented and presented - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Henry Moore, Andries Copier, Truus Schröder Schräder, Kari Huhtamo, Jorma Hautala, Matti Peltokangas, Mark di Suvero, Christo and Jeanne Claude and Donald Judd.
During the sixties Lucien den Arend made water colors and was mentioned as one of Holland's foremost water colorists in the Pieter Scheen Lexicon of Dutch artists born between 1750 and 1950.
Geometrie mit Kopfweiden - Basler Zeitung 26|05|2001 by Marie Luise Blatter - as (pdf file) or (HTML document)
BLOG a weblog in retrospect
site specific sculpture and land art
On various locations mainly in Europe - Finland, Germany and Holland one can find site specific SCULPTURE including LAND ART and environmental LANDSCAPE designs by the sculptor.

texts by Lucien den Arend and texts by others about his work
read the article in Basler Magazin 21 - Basler Zeitung 121 (pdf version with illustrations) - LANDART Geometrie mit Kopfweiden (HTML version)
lecture - Die Erkundigung der Grenzbereiche zwischen Landschaftsarchitektur und bildende Kunst - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETH) Switzerland - other lecturers were Vito Acconci, Magdalena Jetelova, Dani Karavan, Andy Goldsworthy, Bernard Lassus, Peter Latz, Franco Zagari - the invitation (pdf file)
an exhibition by guest curator Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands De Voorstelling - her presence at the opening of the 1999 Keukenhof
Bulgarian decoration in the 1st class Order of The Knight of Madara
manifest - the art economists no longer have the sole power to manipulate art history
Finland experience
potential projects and applications
Having made many projects over the last thirty five years, there are the effects of time - reconstructions - indifference - up to a populist mayor - taking a heavy toll on some works.
if you would like to discuss a subject with the sculptor, e-mail him and he will respond within a day.
Lucien den Arend is AIESM Manager for Finland
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