Leo Vroegindeweij was born in 1955 in Dirksland on the Dutch island Flakkee. Before his participation at Ateliers 63 in Haarlem he studied Art in Education in Amsterdam, where he still lives. Vroegindeweij started his career in the late seventies with the legendary Art & Project Gallery in Amsterdam. He received the Prix de Rome for sculpture.
His art is rooted in concept and construction and addresses relational possibilities between elements assembled in the sculptures. The construction of the works, physical as well as associative, is based on the specific qualities of the parts. For example a current exhibition in Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede shows an interest for Pythagoras’ theorem, using a wide range of materials like bees wax, concrete, cowhide, laboratory glass, replicas of Rodin sculpture and scale model cranes.
Vroegindeweij has build an oeuvre of sculpture and prints and did several commissioned works in public space. His work is well represented in major Dutch museum collections as Kröller-Müller Museum, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Bonnefanten museum Maastricht and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Zoya Tommy Contemporary is introducing the work of Leo Vroegindeweij to Houston TX in the October/November show.