At Art Rotterdam 2021 we present a duo show of Lilian Kreutzberger and Robert Roest. Both artists have their roots in painting and reflect on the contemporary, digital world. For New York-based artist Robert Roest (1992, the Netherlands) this means painting images based on digital media.
For his series 'Indoor feelings, and single-door kennels in your soul’ the artist paints images of dogs." These canvases force two contradictory visual languages together. A classic, academic, bourgeois style, refined and domesticated in a forced marriage with its opposite: the wild, free, uncontrolled, and error-ridden aesthetic of the digital. The photographic blur, the phone-camera flashlight. A-compositional snapshots, impatient photos, shot in poorly lit places.”
Lilian Kreutzberger (1984, the Netherlands) was trained as a painter, but in her conceptual projects, she mixes photographic techniques with other media such as sculpture and architecture. In Kreutzberger’s work past, present, and future come together. With a sense of nostalgia, she captures the idea of utopianism as an ideal of the past and addresses how new technologies replicate previous attempts at social engineering.
We are pleased to share that Kreutzberger is nominated for the 2021 NN Award!