After a successful Art Rotterdam 2019 Vriend van Bavink is proud to present the upcoming gallery show with the works of Wouter van de Koot and Tja Ling
Wouter van de Koot (1978) creates painted images of scenarios in which historical characters mix with figures from his reality.
Where his very well received show in Vriend van Bavink in 2017, was about movement and expression while annihilating the superfluous, his second show the paintings are about environmental influences on static objectives and their interactions. Van de Koot’s conscious use of bright, strong colours gives the works an inescapable presence. He connects motifs from a wide range of source material in a free, associative way to forge them into a new reality.
Tja Ling (1987)
The work of Dutch artist, with Chinese roots, Tja Ling, can be experienced as a symbiosis between the East and the West. Her work can be defined as a complex interaction between spirituality and the sensory experience, it contains references to psychoanalyst Gustave Jung, the Asian work ethic and rituals of indigenous peoples. With her images Tja Ling denounces our affection for material goods. In the 1970’s her parents fled the terror of Chinese communism and ended up in the Netherlands. After a history of oppression, they were enrolled in the capitalist system of their new homeland, which led to overcompensation or overconsumption.
She is currently working on a project, funded by the Fiep Westerdorp Stimuleringsprijs, where she tries to find out more about her family and their history.