We look forward to welcoming you at our booth number 55 at Art Rotterdam.
Rotterdam based artist LIDWIEN VAN DE VEN an iconic piece with which she reinforces the urgent need to recognize the atrocities of our colonial history. A statue of King Leopold II photographed near Antwerp on the night the statue was set on fire and blackened to the waist. The statue was removed the next day .
NATASJA KENSMIL will be present with a painting from her series Tsars. By painting in many layers, image after image and with a virtuoso brushstroke, she shows the dark sides of power. The painting will also be shown at the end of September in her retrospective exhibition at KAdE in Amersfoort.
RORY PILGRIM shows a series of new paintings on wooden board related to his film The Undercurrent, for which he won the Prix de Rome in 20019. Taking care of each other, giving a voice to those who are not heard are examples of themes with which he instigates social and climatological changes for our society.
MICHAEL LANDY is a British artist who became known for his installation 'Break Down' in which he meticulously and precisely destroyed and broke down all his possessions to the smallest materials. The 'Scaled Down' sculptures on show are from hereafter. Landy here rigorously compresses all available works from a certain period per series into one cube, comparable to industrial waste processing. The drawings were made during the lockdown of objects that ended up on the street and that were given a new life by his hand. Our consumption economy and waste are common themes for Landy.
In his works on paper MARIJN VAN KREIJ's reuse of existing images, printed pages from booklets and/or manual copying of an image are processed in such a way that a new image is created. Images never seem exhausted to van Kreij. He can always provide them with new meaning.
CHARLOTTE DUMAS shows a new print in edition of a girl and a horse. Their close and equal bond is provided with a bluish watercolor cloud that hangs above and which is hand painted per sheet. Every picture therefore is different.