For its third exhibition, the Amsterdam Art Gallery at Capital C has invited Galerie Gerhard Hofland to curate a group exhibition at the main entrance of Capital C in Amsterdam.
This exhibition features established talents: Koen Delaere, Ide André, Johan Tahon and a series of photographs and 8 mm films on screen by John Kayser spanning 30 years. Woven together by investigations of bodily physicality, traces of motion and the human condition, this exhibition settles in no one medium, instead assertively spanning sculpture, painting and photography with delight.
Koen Delaere, known for highly structured and rhythmic painting, puts on display his rigorous cannibalisation of his own work. Escaping from the cell of his studio his paintings insist a sense of his presence. Likewise, Ide André creates traces of being. Using ropes and cables he strikes at the surface of his paintings leaving behind aggressive residues of action. Through sculpture, Johan Tahon turns body into idol. He bestows his work with a subtle mythic quality, reminiscent of such forms as the sphynx and thus elevating his works to the realm of the spiritual. Meanwhile, the posthumously discovered photos and films of John Kayser create a world of sensual human moments whose circumstances may never come to light, though nonetheless welcome tender investigation.