"Colours" an upcoming exhibition at the Josilda da Conceição Gallery.
"Colours" brings together three contemporary artists;
Meg Forsyth, Rob Bouwman en Tom Kraanen
Meg Forsyth is fascinated by the medical world. Both the methodical endeavor to cure illnesses which threaten humanity as a species and the choices a physician has to make on a more personal level are reflected in her paintings. She deals with themes of growth and interspecies proximity. By shifting from the molecular level – osmosis, infection, punctured skins - to the metaphysical, she is able to describe some of the defining qualities of the anthropocene.
Maurice Nuiten has one main question without an unequivocal answer; “Why are we here?” This question forms Maurice's existential research framework, looking for an answer in which he plays with real life and (pseudo)-science.
Rob Bouwman's most recent body of work consists of translucent oil-based colours on wood panels. Today, it seems the relation between representation and reality has become ambiguous through the use of digital images for data mining and information extraction in order to employ human affect. Images are now needed which do not require anything beyond being looked at. Now, when the temporality of images is ephemeral and exchangeable with a simple click, paintings are demanded which offer another concept of temporality, a concept of being and duration. A concept that Bouwman is proposing with his work and his art practice.