sculptural relief in D U T C H tradition .
2020Verticality . 541 decisions . 9 versus 5 . Formicary . Blockchain 1917 . Behind bars . se7en . Break-even . Kruskalicious . Curvatures . Z below Zero .
2019Working 3 to 5 . Sloppy Consequent . ZigZag . Bridges 'n' Edges . One way and no other . The Algorhythm . Algorithms colliding . The Finest Algorithm . Ant Trap . Tegami Zu .
2018Ochre loops . Escape room . Living O . Sunblocks . Blockchain . Searching in a circle
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Just finished: '541 decisions'! Each block is a unique, individual part of each labyrinthz artwork. I decided to emphasize this to count them and use the number of blocks in the title. The relief is based on the Kruskal algorithm, the heights and the colornuances of the blocks are varying rhythmically. Swipe to see more! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch - weight: 3,0 kg - paint (base): ochre and yellow (chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 30 over a period of 3 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinth #manydecisions #wandsculptuur #contemporaryart #dailyart #modernekunst #doolhof #algorithmicart #hedendaagsekunst #mazeart #chalkpaint #wallobject #howitsdone

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This time I used the relief design of an artwork was creating in 2016. The oak wood of the artwork started to warp, so I did not finish it then. Now, the blocks are glued on okoumé ply wood, which is unlikely to warp. The structure has a 5 mm height on the 'inside' and a 9 mm height around the 5 mm blocks. This results in a nice transition between 9 and 5. Enjoy the photo's! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch - weight: 3,0 kg - paint (base): white (chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 30 over a period of 3 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinth #okoumeplywood #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #hedendaagsekunst #mazeart #chalkpaint #warpedwood #relief

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Back to black! This artwork is based on a 'formicary', which I found at the Koningshof parc, Overveen, Netherlands. It took a while to complete this complex millimetrized maze, but now it's finished. You are probably wondering now: Formicary? What's that? Slide to the end and find out! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - max. depth: 4 cm / 1,57 inch - weight: 3 kg - paint (base): warm black (chalk) with varnish - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 50 over a period of 5 weeks. #spiralalgorithm #wallsculpture #computerart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #formicary #formicarium #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #modernart #textureart #doolhof #mierenhoop #antnest #hedendaagsekunst #labirinto #abstractart

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Simplicity called 'se7en'. An almost black artwork with a shiny structure. Towards the edge a plain chalky surface. The relief is build up from 7 x 7 segments with 7 millimeter thick walls. I hope you like it! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - max. depth: 4 cm / 1,57 inch - weight: 3 kg - paint (base): warm black (chalk) with varnish - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 20 over a period of 2 weeks. #se7en #braidalgorithm #wallsculpture #computerart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #modernart #textureart #doolhof #hedendaagsekunst #warmblack #labirinto #abstractart #craquelee #simplicity

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This artwork is going back to the white tradition. It contains interesting subtle brushstrokes white nuances. Unfortunately this is very hard to see in these photo's. This is the difference in seeing an artwork on a computerscreen and seeing it for reaal! I hope you enjoy it anyway. . . It's called Break-even. The maze structure is created from blocks that all have even sizes (2, 4, 6, etc cm). It follows the 'perfect' algorithm for generating mazes. Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - max. depth: 4 cm / 1,57 inch - weight: 3 kg - paint (base): pure combined with old white (chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 20 over a period of 2 weeks. #justperfect #wallsculpture #computerart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #breakeven #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #modernart #textureart #doolhof #hedendaagsekunst #whitenuances #labirinto #abstractart #krijtverf

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Thin eight millimeter strips are stacked where they meet. In the middle of the board, the strips are a bit thicker than on the sides. These strips are glued with weights on them, which caused them to bend. I called it 'Curvatures'. Swipe, enjoy the photo's and turn your sound to the max! Facts: Height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch - width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch - max. depth: 4 cm / 1,57 inch - weight: 5,0 kg - paint (base): rusty orange(chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 40 over a period of 4 weeks. #segment #wallsculpture #computerart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #modernart #textureart #doolhof #hedendaagsekunst #rustyorange #labirinto #abstractart #craquelee #bendingstrips #curvatures #coldplay #godputasmileuponyourface

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Working 3 to 5! Again I have been working hard to complete another wallsculpture. Now, the thickness of the walls had to vary from three to five millimeter. This turned the sculpture into a puzzle where still I wanted to connect the walls smoothly. So I have been very busy, even on my birthday, I kept working! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 47,3 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch - weight: 3,0 kg - paint (base): indigo (chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 40 over a period of 4 weeks. #braid #wallsculpture #computerart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #modernart #textureart #haarlem #hedendaagsekunst #indigo #relief #abstractart #craquelee #working3to5

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Finished today: 'Sloppy Consequent'. Seemingly careless connected blocks and cracks in the paint. If this sloppyness is visible in a proportional and balanced way, the artwork as a whole can still look surprisingly good... Enjoy! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 47,3 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch - weight: 3,0 kg - paint (base): silver grey (chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 30 over a period of 3 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #computerart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #artistoninstagram #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #haarlem #hedendaagsekunst #mazeart #chalkpaint #sloppy #relief #doolhof #labirinto

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Finally finished: 'Bridges 'n' Edges'. It's a relief with an inverted maze, built from small pieces of hardfoam (see my previous post). It took a while to finish, multiple heathwaves and illness took weeks of delay. So finally, I am very happy to present you the result! Swipe to the max! Facts: Height: 120 cm / 47,3 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 3 cm / 1,2 inch - weight: 3,0 kg - paint (base): red to orange (chalk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 50 over a period of 7 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #labirinto #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #red #hedendaagsekunst #mazeart #chalkpaint #bridgesedges #edgesbridges #relief

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This new work is called 'One way and no other'. It's a unicursal maze, technically, a labyrinth because there is only one way to walk through it. I painted this with soft silky lime nuances which is unfortunately hard to capture exactly the right way on the photo's. Anyway, just like all art you gotta see it for real, not just on a screen! Facts: Height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch - width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch - depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch - weight: 2,0 kg - paint (base): lime (soft silk) - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 40 over a period of 3 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #labirinto #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #strongcolor #unicursal #hedendaagsekunst #mazeart #softsilk

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This time I applied the algorithm 'binary tree' for generating mazes. This resulted in a maze that starts in one corner and flows out to the other corners. After a 45 degree rotation, the maze starts at the bottom and grows rhythmic to the top (like a tree!). I named this artwork 'The Algorhythm'. Like it or not! Facts: Height: 90 cm / 35,4 inch - width: 90 cm / 35,4 inch - depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch - weight: 2,0 kg - paint (base): turquoise / ocean blue - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 40 over a period of 3 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #strongcolor #binarytree #hedendaagsekunst #binarytree #algorhythm #doolhof

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This time an experiment with a maze on a round board. The rough maze structure is cut from one melted/burned piece of hardfoam. Finally, loads of chalkpaint is dropped on the structure, which results in nice cracks after drying in the sun! Enjoy: Algorithms colliding! Facts: Height/width: 70 cm / 27,5 inch - depth: 3 cm / 1,1 inch - weight: 2,2 kg - paint (base): old white and pure white - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: round mdf board - estimated hours work: about 40 over a period of 4 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #colornuances #imperfection #hedendaagsekunst #algorithm #roundart

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Finished today: The Finest Algorithm! This time I used my favourite algorithm for generating mazes. This algorithm, which is invented by an American mathematician Joseph Kruskal, results in a nicely balanced maze. For relief structure, I used heated hardfoam and paint cracks and brushes. Swipe, enjoy and like! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch - weight: 2,0 kg - paint (base): french grey and pure white - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - estimated hours work: about 40 over a period of 4 weeks. #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #colornuances #imperfection #hedendaagsekunst #layeredart #kruskal #algorithm

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Labyrinthz artwork number 56 is finished! I called it 'Ochre loops'. Not as spaghetti-like as planned, but still an exciting chaotic structure. Looking closely, you can see all the color nuances, cracks and brush strokes. I hope you like it! Facts: Height: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - width: 60 cm / 23,6 inch - depth: 2 cm / 0,8 inch - weight: 1,5 kg - paint (base): yellow ochre chalkpaint - relief: hardfoam (styrodur xps) - frame: plain board - hours work: about 40 over a period of 4 weeks. #ochre #maze #labyrinth #wallsculpture #dutchart #barrybouman #labyrinthz #contemporaryart #modernart #algorithmicart #artoninstagram #spaghetticode #braidalgorithm #spaghettistructure #colornuances #brushstrokes

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Back in my days at the university, I learned some strategies (algorithms) to solve problems like finding a way out through a maze. On my artwork Barry's White I applied one strategy called 'left hand search'. I used colored blocks to make the algorithm visible on the photo. The entrance of the maze is at the bottom, the exit is at the top. Each time a decision for a direction has to be made, the left side is chosen. If the path ends, the next turn left is taken. This results in finding a rather efficient way out as shown on the photo. The red blocks represent visited paths, the yellow blocks represent the path to the way out at the top. Is this ART-ificial intelligence? #lefthandsearch #searchalgorithm #solvemaze #ai #artificialintelligence #searchstrategy #searchtechique #maze #mazeart

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This yellow looks a-maze-ing! #deadalus #daffodil #labyrinth #labyrinthz #barrybouman

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Artwork in progres: Blue Glue. I hope to finish next week! #artwork #labyrinth #hardfoam

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