Art Rotterdam 2021 was initially scheduled to take place in February which was postponed as so many other events. We are excited that Art Rotterdam will take place in the end. We will be presenting three artists: Robin de Puy (NL), Ruth van Beek (NL), and Nico Krijno (SA).
Robin de Puy’s (b.1986 / Netherlands) photographs start with a desire to tell her own story through the faces of others. Whether it’s the freckled adolescent she noticed whilst refueling in Wyoming, the Dutch author, poet, and columnist Remco Campert, or the boy Randy she met in Nevada, de Puy sees the camera as an aid to understanding the deeply personal traits and histories of each person, and how they also reveal something about herself.
Ruth van Beek (b. 1977 / Netherlands) uses the established visual codes of photography to guide viewers into a belief in the incredible rarity or importance of the shown object, even when that object is unidentifiable. From a growing archive of found photographic material, van Beek arranges images in constantly changing ways. The primary source for her odd and playful collages are specialist books and magazines of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Exercising her distinctive approach, van Beek then physically intrudes into the found images from her archive. Painted pieces of card poke manipulate and conceal.
Nico Krijno (b. 1981 / South Africa) has a background in theatre and experimental video, Krijno works at the blurry intersection of photography, collage, painting, sculpture, and performance. Nico Krijno’s latest collection of work, Lockdown Collages, was made at his farmhouse outside of Cape Town during the lockdown. Hundreds of encyclopedic images – ikebana arrangements, marble faces, kitsch household items, and ornate furniture to name a few – have been sliced horizontally and stacked vertically into fantastical totem poles made from parts that refuse to be complete.
For a visit to Art Rotterdam, you can book a ticket online with a starting time. You can book your ticket HERE!