Three artists will be presented, Marinke van Zandwijk, Romee van Oers en Kees de Vries. The unusual of the common, unusual use of common materials. Salt is used for sculptures, glass is used for lazy bubbles and paint is used in just one stroke to make a painting.
Their works look fragile, as if it would break if you grab it.
The paintings that Romee van Oers made for ArtRotterdam are re-creations of small paintings. These small paintings are precisely determined cut-outs from sample canvases in which unforeseen compositions of movements have arisen. Each reenactment is the result of purposeful actions at the moment she applies the paint to the canvas. Thus, her works can be read as a trace of physical action. The well-balanced compositions invite to look endlessly.
The series 'Lost' from Kees de vries was created in response to the second lock-down due to the Corona measures. The work refers to the lack of social contact, being able to eat together, going out. The tables are set with crockery made of salt, which has fallen into disrepair in the same way that our social lives have fallen into disrepair. Salt is a material that is heavily laden with symbolism, such as social contacts as the salt of the earth, but above all it is brilliant white.
Marinke van Zandwijk blows bubbles from liquid glass. By blowing, she captures movement, form and power, giving it meaning, a soul.
Built up from bubbles and assisted by other materials, images arise. Heavy metal, handmade rope or old paper complement the bubbles in their story. The interaction between the fragile, transparent glass and the sturdy, robust steel or rope emphasises the vulnerability of the glass.