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Lionel Plak – The Man Who Took the Subway

Lionel Plak (NL, 1980) is fascinated by travel: he draws metro lines, tram and bus connections, flight routes and logos of airline companies. For Plak the network of lines, stops and routes is a dynamic system. He regularly looks on the internet to see if there are ‘updates’, incorporating these into existing drawings.

Plak’s drawings have been exhibited at the Outsider Art Museum (located in the Hermitage) in Amsterdam, at the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, and at the Outsider Art Fair in Paris.

This exhibition was initiated by Borst & Van Gelderen, a joint venture between author Hugo Borst and publisher Oscar van Gelderen. Together they buy art and curate exhibitions several times a year. More about this collaboration can be read here.