Glasal panels applied at a 45° angle (1988)

Because of the many limitations imposed on Jan Van den Abbeel by the outside surface of Delta station, the work of art turned out to be a real challenge. However the total cost could not exceed that of a normal wall protection. The one hundred hexagonal windows had to remain free in order to let enough light through into the station. A diagonal and cruciform rhythm, where white dominates and where all the available colours alternate in a uniform fashion has been integrated into the horizontal and vertical construction of the station. The cross-shaped strips and shapes refer to the rails and tracks whereas the flat surfaces refer to the platforms. The tiles were applied diagonally, but this was no problem for the artist, who had already used an oblique composition several times in the past. Just like a metro ride, the movement, the energy and the static aspect follow on from each other.