The Life of Lines

Robbie Cornelissen

With the title The Life of Lines Robbie Cornelissen (1954) demonstrates how he looks at drawing. The process of drawing, the movement, the action, the time are all of the utmost importance. According to Robbie Cornelissen drawing a line with complete concentration and dedication establishes a link between one’s own body, space, the activity and all works in an exhibition, whether it is consciously or unconsciously. For him, drawing a line is utterly zen, a moment of being and a reflection on one’s own life. A movement from one point to another point, free, but with the aim to cover a distance. In Cornelissen’s view drawing is a universal language for all nationalities and ages. In one room, Robbie Cornelissen shows an installation consisting of recent large and small drawings, in another room he shows an impressive projection on three walls, creating a drawn world the viewer steps into, a new version the The Black Room (2016).

Intermezzo’ Bets Hölscher

When invited by the curators of Drawing Centre Diepenheim for a solo exhibition, Robbie Cornelissen suggested to show work by Bets Hölscher (1937), too. She has been drawing for many years. She took classes at the New Academy in the nineties. Her drawings have various sizes and they reveal a very special vision on drawing. The drawings show a highly autonomous visual world. At times this world is abstracts, sometimes it has figurative elements. Bets Hölscher draws whatever she has in her mind and she does this in a very subtle, yet obsessive way. This is the first time she shows her work in an official exhibition space. Her drawings will be on view in a cabinet-style exhibition.

28 November 2016 –  26 February 2017

Curator: Arno Kramer en Nanette Kraaikamp


Robbie Cornelissen and Bets Hölscher

The gardens of Diepenheim

Lucas Lenglet