Pim Palsgraaf not only goes on an annual voyage of discovery to abandoned factory sites, but also creates constructions and collages from the material he finds lying around in his studio in Rotterdam. In the work, you see as it were the vast, somewhat desolate factories where the material comes from and you are invited to experience the artist's adventure with them.
From Rob Regeer, we have a selection of paintings of mysterious forests shot through with flashes of light, through which filtered light falls in rich shades. The enigmatic atmosphere of the forests, which seem to stretch into infinity, invite us to a fantastic voyage of discovery in the play of light and shadow.
Behind the visual explorations that the artists invite us to undertake, there is a personal journey of discovery for both of them. They leave no technique unused in order to create depth and expressiveness. With Rob Regeer, we see that the work is drilled, the paint is applied layer by layer, then scraped away and sanded, layers disappear and are only visible as relief, in other places, layers are made visible again.
Pim Palsgraaf tears, cuts, chops and saws into his material. Pieces are glued together, carpentered and screwed. Where necessary, the skin is treated by gluing something on it or putting an accent of paint on it. The balanced compositions created in this way suggest an unparalleled depth. Not only in his three-dimensional constructions, but also in his flat collages.