Offset ink print on Chinese Wenzhou paper, scalpel drawing
Katharina Fischborn, born Germany. Education: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Katharina merges innovative spacial concepts with traditional printmaking techniques in her drawing based art work. Unique, one of a kind woodcut prints are incised with scalpels in a drawing like manner. Cut out strips and broken sufaces turn the paper into gridded and net- like line structures, creating light flooded paper shapes which lead to roomfilling installations.
Born in Poland, Lives in Holland. Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam NL.
Eliza Kopeć makes abstract paintings and reliefs that are characterized by their regularity and geometry. She wants to make a universal 'image'. She opts for geometric forms because they possess a certain objectivity and do not evoke associations with visible reality. Above all this she strives for beauty.The recent work of Polish / Dutch artist Eliza Kopec can roughly be divided into two categories. On the one hand bright, serene paintings that have been created within a tight system and with minimal means. On the other hand, playful cloths, which are made with the most diverse materials and do not shy away from the showy decorative.
For an observant viewer the work of this artist is unmistakably shot from a brain; the repetition and the ordering by the underlying structure are the hallmark of all works by Eliza Kopec.The basis of her work is formed by a concrete idea after which the process of making is not disturbed by any inspiration whatsoever. Coincidence is an important factor of the work but only in the phase of developing the basic concept.
Acrylic on canvas
Ankie de Reus, born in The Netherlands. Education: Vrije Academie The Hague. The substrate of the painting is set up on paper or canvas with different materials, including gouache, acrylic, collage, pigments and sand. There is no preconceived plan. She tries to create a balance between the gray, black and brightly colored geometric shapes. For her this quest is the adventure of painting.
Cardboard, tape and acrulic paint on MDF
Jan Hendriks, born in The Netherlands, about his work: "I work with simple shapes (squares, lines) and simple materials (cardboard, paper, wood, MDF, foam board) in simple compositions. All that is superfluous can be left out. Simple also means no colour, white. I like working in a minimal imagery: a repetition of the same element, sometimes with small displacements or rotations. I seek here for a strictly consistent attitude when dealing with geometric shapes and structures, from which follow by itself allowance, rhythm and proportions that determine the final work. The term "geometric-abstract" could therefore be appropriate. The work does not refer to the existing reality, it is not a reflection of a reality. There are no comments, meanings, symbols, messages. The work refers only to itself: an array of shapes. Therefore, in my opinion, fits my work best with definitions used when defining concrete art. "
Folded gloss paper “Pearl”
As a visual artist Johan Hoff, born in The Netherlands, is a late bloomer. He is recently going to engage in non-figurative objects and compositions. The works that are shown in the exhibition are compositions which consist strips of dark or light gloss paper.These are at an angle of 45 or 90 degrees glued to a background and thus form a rhythmic abstract geometric pattern. Jan Hoff, gives his ideas form as an abstract web of paper and cubes.Because of the light and shade are reliefs evoke a strong sense of balance and tranquility, while at the same time they are very lively.Always the same and yet always different.
Layers of pvc foil
The artist Jeltje van Houten, born The Netherlands, is engaged in the art of omission."With minimal work you can immediately see the effect, an honest art form. In the series 'Behind it ', she has worked with three layers of PVC film. Cut squares form a very precise work, placed one behind the other to the rear piece in a bright green color.The use of multiple layers with different cut-outs give an illusion of depth, as if you come right to the kernel. Jeltje van Houten attended various courses and training to include the Rietveld Academy and the Free Art Academy in Amsterdam. Besides the minimum work, she also makes work for the public space and has made various installations.
Woven cotton and silk
The works of Nelleke Hulsen, The Netherlands, are woven, but not with the aim of creating a type of fabric. It is therefore not about the structure of the substance itself; it concerns the design and the spatial use of the material in which the softness of textiles, combined with the strict geometric shapes and the orderliness of the technique, will form a whole. The articles are woven into double fabrics, i.e. a fabric in which several layers are woven at the same time that intersect and are interconnected. This creates forms and (dust) changes that can only be realized in this technique. Through a self-developed technique, it has further become possible to cut into the upper layer (s); these incisions give the work space, but also the incision reveals the next layer that then participates in the design. Nelleke studied art history and did the teacher training in Textile Work Forms.
Acrylic on panel
Organizing and arranging mathematical principles in a general way; They are free of obligation regarding meanings, associations and interpretations. By linking imagery (shape, color and size) to mathematical rules, possibilities of ordering are created, ordering, and thus Ger de Joode, born The Netherlands, can get hold of reality. By arranging he explains relationships. By creating his work, he discovered the wonderful beauty of nature and the identical beauty of mathematics. Images, imaging leads to image. With the image he adds to reality as an artist. He investigates, arranges and rewrites and offers you viewers to view unprecedented hidden things, beauty. The meaning of the image arises in relation to you as a viewer. The image remains, change the meanings.
Paper behind glass, lenticular effect
Paul Wezenberg, The Netherlands is trained at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He worked long as an interior architect, both in design and execution. In addition, he has advised in many designer furniture and home accessories by designers from the United States, Italy and Scandinavia. From the late 90s, he is also started collecting Dutch art. His training, his experience in the design world and the numerous works of art that passed through his hands inspired him to start to make artworks again ten years ago. Especially geometric reliefs. Collages and assemblages of basic forms to complete works of cardboard, paper and MDF. Often staggered white areas that with light, but also colourful works.
Merino wool, tussah silk and bamboo
Ellen van der Wiel, The Netherlands, makes her felt paintings by depositing layers of wool - sometimes mixed with silk, flax or bamboo - in various colors and graphic patterns. The felted rags cut into strips that are assembled like a puzzle. This creates the final design, which is stretched around a framework to emphasize the tight lines. Sometimes when the strips are sewn together, the seams are turned to the outside. This provides structure and the color nuances and patterns on both sides play a role in the design. For the felting process, Ellen works with a felt machine, but the wool, silk and other materials with which the designs are designed are laid by hand. This gives every design and product its unique, craft value. An added value of felt is the sound-damping effect. The felt paintings can also be hung as art that improves acoustics in large spaces.
Chromalux print of pencildrawing and linoleum print
It doesn’t matter what kind of material Carrie Meijer, The Netherlands, is using, or which technique, she always comes back to the inner need of regualrity. Pen drawings, linocuts and lithography. Her love for the work of Bram van Velde and the use of the colored surfaces inspired her to follow different courses, such as the Vrije Academie in The Hague. A few years ago she actually accidentally created digital works.The digital prints that can be seen at the exhibition. The base is a pencel drwaing and a linoleum print. Both digitalized and as a collage layerd. That is printed on Chomalux. The works are unique.
Acrylic on canvas
Christine Löw lives and works in Germany. She studied drawing at Heinz Seeber, Munich (1985-1988) and painting at Richard Bauschmid, Munich (1990 –1993) and Christoph Kern, Berlin (1995). In the beginning she did put the focus on colorfield painting. Since the last years she works primarily with a strong emphasis on geometric abstraction, a serie on concrete art, on a reduction of image structures with strict geometrical form, mainly with horizontal and vertical stripes with various widths. Her paintings are composed of a few elements – line, proportion, color and medium and they are charcterized by luminous color, sensuous surfaces and clear configuration.
Acrylic on canvas “New Dutch Painting”
The paintings of Bill Kunst, born The Netherlands, are often a composite of a composition. Separate works assembled to the final artwork. The paintings are composed of broad streaks, horizontal and vertically arranged, layer upon layer. Bill, trained at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, has been working and researching and developed a series he calls ‘the Form in Freedom’. He shows in his work the beginning and end of his brushstrokes. So he accentuates the contrast between the form and a residual form. The beginning and the end of the paint stripes takes the spectator of the artpiece, in the making of it. Bill ís calling his recent work ‘New Dutch Painting'.