Opening: Thursday October 18, 5-8pm
GRIMM is pleased to announce Summers’ Ego, an exhibition of new paintings by Alex Dordoy at our Keizersgracht location in Amsterdam. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and his fifth solo presentation in Amsterdam.
Alex Dordoy creates images that question the mechanisms of visual attraction. The artist uses advertisements from the 1920’s and 1930’s as source material which he strips down and re-contextualizes through the manipulation of pictures and text. The romanticism of the images he chooses is contrasted by the vibrant, unnatural colors he gives his subject matter. An aura of romanticism and nostalgia delicately persists, underpinned by the painter’s precise, graphic rendering.