Countless pencil lines, now matter what the size of the work is, form the basis of Robbie Cornelissen's drawings. They create a reality that is both strange and familiar to us. In his architectural drawings of libraries, waiting rooms, factory halls and shopping centers, Cornelissen plays with perspective, crossings and connections of both interior and exterior space, in a way that calls to mind the work of Escher. He works out his images in minute detail. The longer you look, the more you see.
Robbie Cornelissen started out as a biologist and ecologist. He only took up drawing at a later age, and studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam during the nineteen eighties. He finds his biological background advantageous for his work. It's a journey through his memories and thoughts, during which he creates 'inner worlds'. Through his knowledge of the human body he is familiar with how this complicated system works. He puts that knowledge to good use, even though his drawings do not refer to the human body.