BIO Herman van de Poll


Born: November 5, 1952 in Amersfoort - Holland


Education: 1998 - 2001 Academy of Arts Academy Minerva, Groningen autonomous BK painting





Geometric Chaos (geoChao)


The language of my work is based on the mathematical forms of the Chaos theory.

The concept of the Chaos theory and fractal geometry lead to the development of my work compositions. I use triangles, squares and circles in my paintings.


In the geoChao series, I omit the triangles and circles and focus only on the squares.

I develop my compositions by exercising as little influence as possible on them. I let the method I choose, determine the end result.


The sequel that I am working on is a coarse structure technique, where the priority is no longer the clean lines. However, extreme accuracy remains necessary and for this I use pencil lines and masking tape.

My focus has shifted to rhythm and regularity. This development in my work has contributed to a positive shift. With courage and perseverance I entered the battle with matter and again took a step towards minimalism.


The "dismantling", the removal of the tape remains exciting. Until then, the whole remains hidden and remains a surprise