About the artist

Nel Haringa (1941) and Fred Olijve (1937) graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam in 1966 and then went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Nel and Fred have been working together as the artist duo Haringa+Olijve since 1970 and continue to do so until this moment. Haringa+Olijve create autonomous art which is heavily influenced by architecture and architectural structures. Their material of choice is a combination of steel, wood, stone and acrylic glass.Since the late seventies they have been creating their renowned acrylic glass cubes, which are worlds of their own. On the one hand the cubes are shut off from their surroundings, on the other hand they communicate intensely with their environment.

The work from Haringa+Olijve is part of many private and public collections and has been exhibited at important national and international platforms such as PAN Amsterdam and Art Cologne. Their work was selected for the first Symposion solo exhibition following the Symposion 2015 main exhibition for abstract geometric and constructivist art.