Talking Transitions: we need to get rid of the bling-bling, but fill the gallery, our homes, with contemporary art. Hence only the names of the artists in an empty gallery with an exhibition title in a gaudy frame.
Group exhibition with::
Andrea Radai, Aracelly Scheper, Daphne van de Velde, Lenneke van der Goot, Miloushka Bokma, Simone Albers, Amos Mulder, Anya Janssen, Johan Clarysse, Karen Vermeren, Terry Thompson, Theo Kuijpers, Tineke Porck
Daily by appointment
Because of participation at the London Art Fair, closed from Saturday 14 2022 to Wednesday 25 januari 2023
Quotes from the artists
Andrea Rádai: Wunderbaum – air fresheners
Intrigued by the idea that matter does not disappear but only changes shape and I still breathe the same ‘air’ that was used by other painters before me, I made the Wunderbaum series. The refreshing scented trees ‘smell’ like Hockney, Kusama, Dali and many others.
Aracelly Creator: Like a Man, Part 1. (video)
The Little Mermaid, the dark fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. In 2019, it was announced that for Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’, the character ‘Ariel’ will be played by a black woman, Halle Bailey. The film will be released in May 2023. Until then opinions, myths and reality.
Daphne van de Velde: Quixotic
In this digital age, more and more barriers are being put up to hide vulnerability. But isn’t showing your vulnerability more natural than showing our polished masks? Quixotic visualizes the courage to dare to dream and the courageous transition to showing the vulnerability needed for contact and intimacy.
Amos Mulder: Cloud Cuckoo Land, collage and video
The Cloud Cuckoo Land series is inspired by transitions between fact and fiction. The typical human game with reality. Floating between utopia and dystopia, connection and alienation, fantasy and madness.
Anya Janssen: Little Sister
I am a storyteller. A collector of souls. Stories about encounters, ‘meant to be’. About mostly young people who find themselves on a crossroad: I get under their skin and empathize with them for a while. Both self-aware and vulnerable, they represent a hopeful future in a time of uncertainty.”
Lenneke van der Goot: Layered (Blue)
‘Layered (Blue) originated in the litho workshop. It’s not just a lithograph, it’s a so-called iris print. You use different colors of ink, which you let flow into each other by moving the ink roller back and forth. In the work I suggest a depth, as if you are looking at an object. The parts stick to each other like a kind of magnet.
Johan Clarysse: ‘status quo isn’t the way to go’
The work ‘status quo isn’t the way to go’ alludes to a meeting of men in power who come together and discuss. Something important is about to happen or nothing important has happened, but the further context is unclear. The white lines on the canvas that connect certain figures can be seen as possible coalition lines or lines of communication.
Karen Vermeren: City in Reverse
For me the title refers to ‘talking changes’; in this work I try to make the transformation of stone in agate to colored glass transparent/visible. By superimposing surfaces and drawings of stones, grids and fences. I investigate how the perception of urban space is thwarted by obstacles. This way of working embodies the versatility of a city that can never be perceived as a whole.
Miloushka Bokma: Smoke Bomb
We live in a tipping point between two eras. The corona crisis, climate crisis and all the unrest in the world press us on the hard facts. We have to learn to deal with the fear that big changes bring. In my opinion, we should strive for a society in which humanity is central again and not economic interest and digital control systems.
Simone Albers: Mikrokosmos
The Omega & Alpha paintings deal with themes such as circularity, ecological cycles and micro-organisms. Although we understand only a fraction of their complex metabolisms and interactions, I think microorganisms have a very large role to play in the search for solutions to the ecological problems we face today: both practically through their chemical transformative capacity as conceptual in the transition to a more ecocentric and circular way of thinking and acting.
Terry Thompson: Vesalius studies
The drawings in the ‘Vesalius’ series are based on anatomical studies from the 16th century by Andreas Vesalius, often referred to as ‘the father of modern anatomy’. The way the body is stripped down layer by layer in his illustrations is both transformative for the human form and its aesthetics. Horrible but also powerfully beautiful. My drawings take Vesalius’s illustrations as a starting point for a series in their own personal visual language.
Theo Kuijpers: Painting from memory
I can’t paint what I see. So, I don’t need to travel for that. But what I paint always seems to me, and more and more, the memory. It is the memory that creates images. And it is traveling, leaving and coming home that creates memories.
Tineke Porck: Shifts
The Shifts are about creating or moving space within a structure. Planes and lines slide past each other, resulting in changes within the composition. Sometimes a minimal intervention is enough to change the original image. New structures and new spaces emerge, led by thinking in terms of possibilities.