About this show and the artists
Anne von Freyburg, Els van ’t Klooster, Lon Godin, Nikki van Es, and Suzanne Hartmans
Anne von Freyburg (b. 1979) is a Dutch artist based in London. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths (2016) and holds a BA in Fashion Design from ArtEZ Arnhem, The Netherlands. She has been selected for the Tapestry Triennial at the Central Textile Museum in Lodz, Poland (2022) and will be presented by one of the most prominent international Textile Museums worldwide. Von Freyburg is the winner of Robert Walters UK New Artists Award (2021) and exhibited at Saatchi Gallery, London. She was nominated for The Ingram Prize (2021) and took part in the PLOP x Cob. Winter Residency followed by an exhibition in November (2021). Von Freyburg’s work is in several private collections all over the world. The large-scale textile paintings are reconstructed Rococo paintings made of a mixture of tapestry and contemporary fashion fabrics. The imagery focuses on a stylized idea around feminine beauty as found in the tradition of Boucher and Fragonard.
Els van ’t Klooster (1985) studied Fine Art at ArtEZ, Institute of Arts, Arnhem from 2003 to 2007. Since 2005 she exhibited at home and abroad, for instance in Dallas (US), Duisburg, Dresden and Langenfed (DE), Elblag (PL), Ostrava and Bratislava (CZ) and at Konkrete embassy (HU). Her work is included in the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art. Dallas (USA) and Stadsvilla Sonsbeek (Arnhem NL). Vertical and horizontal lines, or rather planes, in the acrylic paintings on canvas fit within a frame and are in balance with their colours. The whole is clearly constructed, designed. The properties 'form' and 'color' are in balance with each other, there is both light and space in the works. It is a compelling alternation of sizes and colours, which together form a 'weave' where every color and every size is in its place. Els works with a special color palette and 3-dimensionality.
Lon Godin (1958) is a Dutch artist who works and lives in Amsterdam and Berlin. She studied in Rotterdam at the Willem de Kooning Academy. Her fascination concerns the phenomenon of time. For her research she uses the properties of different media, such as painting, photography and film. Her work consists of large series of nonrepetitive motives, animations and monumental images made in a restricted timeframe. 2014-Traces Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch 2011-i Treurend om een punt Schunck, Stedelijk museum Heerlen 2016 -Solo exhibition Ding für Mich Reuten Galerie Amsterdam
Nikki van Es (1956) lives and works in the region of the ‘Utrechtse heuvelrug’ and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Department of Monumental Design. After many commissions in public spaces such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Waddinxveen, Zaanstad and Hilversum, in which work was mainly made of wood or glass, she developed from 1983 a visual language in birch bark, leaf material, petals and algae applied in architecture, mostly in glass. The drawings of leaf material are becoming increasingly important and can be seen at exhibitions at home and abroad such as Japan, Italy and Belgium. Her attention to natural phenomena such as photosynthesis or the ecology of mycorrhiza is given ample space in collages of Japanese and Nepalese paper. Nature is for her as a companion as well as a competitor in inventiveness and beauty. Her works are included in private and corporate collections.
Suzanne Hartmans (1969) lives and works in Beerta, GR. She studied at Academy St. Joost Breda and Academy Minerva Groningen. Important elements in her work are the perception of light and movement and the phenomenon of the optical illusion. Hartmans' reliefs, made with balsa wood slats and acid-free cardboard, have a strong optical effect. Playfulness combined with the characteristics of the concrete, minimalist art movement give the work its unique identity. Hartmans' work has been nominated for various Dutch and foreign prizes such as the International André Evard Prize for Konkrete and Konstruktive Kunst, Riegel Germany and is regularly exhibited in the Netherlands (PAN, Symposion Gorinchem) and beyond (Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris France). Her work is included in private collections in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and England.