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Saint Gudula Church in Lochem, the Netherlands. from  Gentenaar’s website

Saint Gudula Church in Lochem, the Netherlands. from Gentenaar’s website

Peter Gentenaar

is a rock star. His flax and bamboo constructions are stunning and soaring. Just google the guy. He uses craft to produce art. The paper is the means but not the point.

Until recently, he was tight lipped online about how he makes the work. Then he released a video in which he discusses his process and includes some time lapse sequences of pieces drying under his guiding hand. (The original is 2018 in Dutch. The link is for the 2019 version that’s subtitled.)

Work that is tediously made often imparts a sense of drudgery that dulls the experience of such a work. Not so with Gentenaar’s, his pieces just inspire profound admiration of his exurberant art.


Pergamene I, 2001, flax, string, wax, graphite, 13" x 9"