A few years ago, 61 paintings from the period 1950-1965 were found in the attic of the still intact studio of sculptor André Volten (1925 – 2002) in Amsterdam North. Except for a single work, the paintings have not been shown for more than sixty years. 'De Jonge Volten' offers an overview of this crucial phase from lyrical-abstract painter to constructivist sculptor and shows through painting, relief and sculpture how André Volten shaped his own universe.

André Volten belonged to the vanguard of geometric abstract sculpture. His images are inextricably linked to the experience of our urban design and the city of Amsterdam. Volten's work is represented both nationally and internationally in many museum collections.


The exhibition is accompanied by a new book 'De Jonge André Volten, The Splendor of Youth and Error'. Both the exhibition and the book offer a unique insight into André Volten's oeuvre and development.