Deze tentoonstelling in Gallery S1 toont een keuze uit schilderijen van Michael Berkhemer, die gemaakt zijn tussen 2003 - 2016. In zijn werk interpreteert Berkhemer (1948) de zichtbare werkelijkheid zonder deze na te (willen) bootsen. Hij reduceert zijn waarnemingen tot een sober samenspel van lijnen en vlakken. Maar de verfhuid is complex en gelaagd opgebracht. De ogenschijnlijke rust blijkt bij aandachtige beschouwing gebaseerd te zijn op een dynamische structuur van vele kleurrijke verflagen. Naast schilderijen maakt Michael Berkhemer wandbeelden en werkt hij regelmatig in St. Louis (USA) aan een gestaag groeiend grafisch oeuvre van monumentale collagraphs (monoprints).
Against the backdrop of the role of women, Roos examines the common language of everyday objects, the space they occupy and the movements they yield. She provokes light-hearted associations by bringing together her own photographs and elements of found footage. There is an aspect of fun but also a slightly morbid atmosphere and a critical stance, where she points to 1950's housewife calisthenics as a metaphor for restriction and subordination.
Iris searches for the relation between urban spaces and their inhabitants. Communities, in all their forms, are a recurring topic in her images. She asks herself why and how people create their surroundings and keep them alive. Often, these communities are places she can't relate to. She explores these new worlds and shares her discoveries and opinions through her work. Being both an observer and a director she transforms daily life environments into scenery.
Timothy's work is a quest, a yearning for a past beyond his own. His paintings are cut-out portraits, extractions from larger images collected from the forties, fifties and sixties. By zooming in, the information the greater picture provides is withheld and lost. The subjects are taken out of their familiar context and are placed in a new environment, inviting us to fill in the narrative. His work is a collection of paintings that create a nostalgic, utopian environment. He presents us with a non-factual history, a fictional nostalgia.
Through her work, Malou van de Molen wishes to slow down and reconnect to the context she finds herself in.
She asks herself how an increasingly uniform and hurried society affects her. Exploring the interaction between freedom and restrictions, she attempts to find the balance between the physical and spiritual and her surroundings through actions that are playful or tranquil. Using her personal space as a starting point, the action allows a transformation to take place
An anthology from a collection of 6 inch plastic figures, originally made as toys in the 70’s. Enlarged they come to life and reveal their true character and personality. A special collaboration in Concept and Photography by Paul Ruigrok & Peter Hebbing
At first look, Sugui’s paintings seems to follow the ideals of high modernism while also dispensing with its rules. Yet, despite their possible visual references to the work of both Imi Knoebel and Ellsworth Kelly – and the title of the exhibition is also open for this vast past in painting history - her approach is warmly personal. Unique elements and shapes of colour float against the wall allowing new modes of communication to arise between the canvases, suggesting the foundation of a vocabulary with figuration that can be complete with the work titles.
Michelly Sugui was born in Vitória, Brazil in 1988 and lives and works in Amsterdam. Sugui studied Fine Arts in Brazil and completed her MFA at the Sandberg Institute in 2015.