Jo Niemeyer


The basis of my work as an artist is the connection between art and nature, between the artistic action and the experimental work. This means that my artistic production which is fundamentally based on natural principals and measures is nothing more than a sequence of experimental steps which implies given and objective criteria and subjective factors in the same way. My main interest is directed to the perception of space, time, distances and proportion and forms the synthesis between art and nature which implies in the end a dialogue between man and nature...

Doubling the cube…
50 x 50 cm
Screenprint on paper

Because the volume of a cube cannot be doubled using compass and ruler alone, this problem (also known as the Delian problem) has in the past been solved in various other ways. Here a very simple and direct geometrical method is presented, involving the tight fit of a rectangle in a square with a gap in one of its sides.