We open the new gallery season with, for the first time, the combination of Sigrid van Woudenberg and Bas Wiegmink. Let them take you to new experiences. While everything changes and nothing stays the same, every moment may be a welcome of another life. The outside world sometimes dictates how and what to do. One will have to relate to it. If we want to master ourselves, we must gain insight and strengthen ourselves with awareness.
Sigrid van Woudenberg (1967) uses and researches her material in all possible ways. She models it very physically like a sculptor, with great precision. The white background of the paper is sometimes left blank, looming as light against the black Siberian chalk. She gives her material expressions from soft to hard and vice versa. She creates optimal expression with seemingly simple actions. All shades of grey from deep dark to bright light make up her colourful palette.
In her new drawings, Van Woudenberg turns from the outdoor life, that we are used to from her, to her inner space. She zooms in more on her "interior", which looks languid, intimate and at the same time surprisingly vital.
Bas Wiegmink (1977) paints with many contrasts in an exuberant, romantic colour palette, sometimes even fluorescent. His cinematic and free way of painting makes viewing permanently interesting. In his earlier work, trees and plants grow wild between buildings. Exuberant flora has taken up all the space there, sometimes with remains of human life.
In Wiegmink's new paintings, the flora remains present with powerful, convincing touches and in intense colours, but nature undergoes an apparent order. She now floats, as it were caught in an all-encompassing grid, in all kinds of changing infinite structures. Like an escapist, he examines the form in order to be able to constantly renew itself, a contrast that betrays the ambiguity of reality.