Leen Kaldenberg


2023 // DIGNITY

empty Lüben

Pigments created from Lüben soil on paper 76 x 1000 cm, double sided

For me Lüben is a place with a clear contact with the horizon even when there are woods and cornfields. The horizons on the out- and inside of the panorama are done with pigments won out auf Lüben soil. The inside horizon line is formed by aerosoles – breath – and symbolizes the fragility of today’s world.


Lüben 23

Tempera on canvas, 28 x 110 cm

Lüben 23

Tempera of Dibond, 25 x 15 cm

Dutch artist Leen Kaldenberg uses a light color palette to create tranquil landscapes that he reduces to the essentials in order to capture their essence. In colored sketches a few brushstrokes reminiscent of Japanese ink drawings are sufficient to ewoke the image. In an expansive installation, Kaldenberg presents a panorama with a recognizable deep horizon. The work, which is around eight meters long, is made on paper with pigments gained from Lüben soil and fixed to the outside of a cylindrical metal frame. In the interior of the walk-in installation, Kaldenberg presents visualizations of his breath.

Andrea Grieß

Art teacher


1957 born in Gorinchem

1995 graduated from Minerva Academy

Selected single exhibitions

2021 may 2021 – Heerenveen

2020 Monnikenwerk – Westernieland

2020 Kunsthof – Appingedam

2018 Pictura – Groningen

2018, 2019, 2020 open houses – Leermens


Selected group exhibtions

2020 Art Anhem – Anhem

2019 CBKGroningen – Groningen

2019 kunstmaand Ameland – Ameland

2019 kunst in de Kerk – Leermens



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