Art Rotterdam 2021
Livingstone Gallery The Hague /Livingstone Projects Berlin
Beneath the Abstract
A curated show titled 'Beneath the Abstract' with Pius Fox, Daniele Galliano, Ruri Matsumoto, Raquel Maulwurf, Manfred Schneider and Harry Markusse (new work made at Livingstone Projects Berlin, with support of the Mondriaan Fund).
For Art Rotterdam 2021 we introduce two new young artists into the gallery who have already earned a significant reputation and will spearhead the development of the gallery’s program towards a more abstract approach to figuration.
For Art Rotterdam we selected 6 artists who were able to reflect this conceptual approach to figuration. Almost abstract Images that provoke memories, associations and let us make mental connections to places where we have been. When an image is stripped to its most essential elements the viewer is offered a clear path to his or her own subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the powerful secondary system that runs everything in your life.
Art can provoke the communication between the conscious and the subconscious mind. A data-bank for everything, which is not in your conscious mind. It stores your beliefs, your previous experience, your memories, your skills. Everything that you have seen, done or thought is there. It is also your guidance system. Every time when you have an idea, or an emotion, a memory or an image from the past, the subconscious is communicating to your conscious mind. This way artists can offer us a key to our unconscious.