Marinus Boezem

° 1934

Born in Leerdam (), lives in Middelburg ().

Marinus Boezem exhibited a stretch of polder as a ready-made in 1960. This is not untypical of his monumental-but-modest œuvre, largely based on gesture and addressing the spiritual through playful interventions in nature. In 1969 he ‘signed’ the sky with the exhaust fumes of an aircraft and appropriated ‘the weather’ by exhibiting meteorological maps from a newspaper. A recurrent theme in Boezem’s work is the Cathedral of Rheims, recreated in various materials (trees, stone slabs, wine glasses). For his Green Cathedral at Almere he planted 174 Italian poplars to form a gradually growing cathedral.

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