Adriaan Rees

Adriaan Rees 1957

Woont in Amsterdam. Werkt in Jingdezhen, China.
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Livingstone gallery

Adriaan Rees (1957, Amsterdam) lives and works in China and Amsterdam. Rees is famous for his large-scale projects and assignments for public space. He makes sculptures and installations in many materials such as ceramics, bronze, glass, textiles, plaster and stone. He also works with photography and video. When he works with clay, traces of his hands and the use of extreme power can easily be seen at the surface. He is approaching his sculptures almost as a landscape or a human body, sometimes in a sensual, sometimes in a brutal way. He is an artist who is not predictable, someone who always surprises with new ideas and approaches, a cosmopolitan artist. From 2000 Rees increasingly travelled to Asia, specifically to Japan, Korea and China. He is intensely affected by these cultures and settled in Jingdezhen, China where he works in his own studio among the thousands of craftsmen locally. Tradition and innovation, humor and seriousness, monumentality and intimacy, vulnerable and tough, traditional and contemporary, religion and war, fantasy and reality. All this you can find in his sculptures: it is a dialogue between cultural traditions like Europe and Asia. His work can be found in collections around the world, in museums, private collections and in public space. Rees teaches in The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, USA, Japan and China and frequently gives lectures about his own work, art and art in public space.

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Gerrit Rietveld Academy, sculpture department Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tokenomori, Institute for Ceramic Studies Shigaraki, Japan Inax Laboratory Tokoname, Japan Solo Exhibitions (selection) Museums - Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, NL - Stedelijk Museum Kampen, Kampen, NL - Total Museum, Seoul, Korea - Inax Life Museums, Tokoname, Japan - Princessehof Ceramics Museum, Leeuwarden, NL - Inax Museum, Tokoname, Japan - Stedelijk Museum Zwolle, Zwolle, NL - Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL Galleries - ArtCN Gallery, Shanghai, China - Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - Heguang Gallery, Nanjing, China - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - ArtCN Gallery, Shanghai, China - JIWU Art Space, Nanjing, China - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - C&H Art Space, Amsterdam, NL - Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL - 38CC Art Lab, Delft, NL - Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - C-Space Beijing, Beijing, China - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - Willy Schoots Gallery, Eindhoven, NL - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - RAM Gallery, Rotterdam, NL - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan - Nederlandse Gasunie, Groningen, NL - Casco, Utrecht, NL - Van Kranendonk Gallery, The Hague, NL Duo Exhibitions (selection) - Adriaan Rees and Gijs Frieling, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, NL - Adriaan Rees and Gijs Frieling, Cultural Capital of Europe Leeuwarden, NL - Adriaan Rees and Herman Makkink, SBK Gallery North, Amsterdam, NL - Adriaan Rees and Sam Rees, SBK Gallery South, Amsterdam, NL - Adriaan Rees and Alexander Ginter, Gallery M, Landau, Germany - Adriaan Rees and Alexander Ginter, P13 Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany - Adriaan Rees and Gijs Frieling, Art Amsterdam, Maria Chailloux Gallery, Amsterdam, NL - Adriaan Rees and Theo Kemp, Achter de Weg Gallery, Dordrecht, NL - Adriaan Rees and Alexander Ginter, P13 Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany - Adriaan Rees and Alexander Ginter, P13 Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany Group Exhibitions (selection) Museums - Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, NL - Museum of Porcelain, Jingdezhen, China - Princessehof Ceramics Museum, Leeuwarden, NL - Princessehof Ceramics Museum, Leeuwarden, NL - Museum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, NL - Yuan Chonghuan Museum, Dongguan, China - Prinsenhof Museum, Delft, NL - Imperial Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China - Stedelijk Museum Kampen, Kampen, NL - Netherlands Ceramic Museum, Fu Ping, China - Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Den Bosch, NL - Princessehof Ceramics Museum, Leeuwarden, NL - Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, NL Galleries - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL - Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Anniversary Show), Amsterdam - ArtCN Gallery, Shanghai, China - Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL - Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - ArtCN Gallery, Shanghai, China - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL - Royal Palace Soestdijk, Soestdijk, NL - Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - Livingstone Gallery, Berlin, Germany - De Vis Gallery, Harlingen, NL - Posthuys Gallery, Texel, NL - Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL - RAM Gallery, Rotterdam, NL - Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL - De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam, NL - Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - Livingstone Gallery, The Hague, NL - Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Anningahof Sculpture Park, Zwolle, NL - Schoots+Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - C&H Art Space, Amsterdam, NL - Pulchri, Den Haag, NL - Maria Chailloux Gallery, Amsterdam, NL - Van Duyse Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium - Maria Chailloux Gallery, Amsterdam, NL - Maria Chailloux Gallery, Amsterdam, NL - A.A.C.A. Synergy, Inax Corporation, Tokyo, Japan - 2 Cities Gallery, Shanghai, China - W139 Art Space, Amsterdam, NL - CAFA Gallery, Beijing, China - Garth Clark Gallery, New York City, USA - Ceramic World Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Korea - China Ceramic Council, Foshan, China - Moscow Forum of Art, Moscow, Russia - RED Centre, Dordrecht, NL - Sculpture in the Little Forest, Ranaana, Israel - Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia - Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL Art fair