A site specifice work at ZQM, Berlin. A 50 cm high stripe sanded all around the room, completed with several white panels.
When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, the museum received more visitors then ever before. The same thing happened when ‘The Scream’ was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo in 1994. The people lined up in front of the empty space that the painting had left behind. Continue Reading →
These works are follow ups of two works from two works that I made in 2014. The works are made with material taken from Witte de With in Rotterdam during the building up of the show of AA Bronson.
Invited by the organisation of the Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum (Germany) I spent four weeks working at this unique location in the small village close to Dessau. This residency period ended with a participation with four of my works in the exhibition ‘Unter zwischen im Ampelhaus’, two new ones and two works that were created last year in Leipzig.
Friday the 27th of june Gallery Frank Taal opened ‘Figure That’. In this group exhibition the gallery reflects on itself by showing all the artists they represent. For this event I was invited to act as a guest artists within the show. I presented new work in the series ‘Remains/Stolen footage (after AA Bronson)’. Continue Reading →
During the Kunstweekend Charlois Jeroen Bosch curated an exhibition called ‘Half empty’. In an old officebuilding in the south of Rotterdam he brought together a group of artists that create work with a high level of abstractness in it. I was invited to be part of this show.
In honour of the opening of the new Central Station about 6 artists were asked to create a work in public space. These works were to make a connection between the train station and the inner city. This commission resulted in my work ‘Kedeng kedeng oehoe’, at display at the new CitizenM hotel in Rotterdam.
Four pieces of asbestos mounted directly on the wall. Together they make a ode to painters like Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck, a sort of archeology in the collective art memory.
The project ‘If paradise is half as nice 2’ was presented in Berlin a week after the presentation in Leipzig. The location was the exhibition space of Atelierhof Kreuzberg, a completely different surrounding then the original location in Leipzig and therefor a totally other presentation, based on the same works.
‘Out of the white cube (Remains/Stolen footage)’ is a series of work that came to existence during the ‘As paradise is half as nice’ project in Leipzig. The works are a follow up of previous works that I have made and have the same subtitle.
During the ‘Verborgen Tuinen 2013’ event, I created a closed hatch at the garden of a housing block in Charlois, Rotterdam. This hatch could be a way to pass to another space, basement, tunnel or whatever. But in the meantime it is also an exit from such a space to the garden. What it really is we will not know, because the hatch appears to be locked tight!
A solo show at Upominki Rotterdam resulted in ‘I don’t quit my daytime job’. The show presented the first works of the ‘Remains/Stolen Footage’-series. The title refers to the background of the materials used for the works which come from jobs I do to maintain my income.
Diving in Deep is a short documentary work made by me and Lucie Grisey on a project I did in Douala. This project was part of SUD2010, a three-yearly event in Cameroon that deals with art in Public Space. My stay there was part of a residence-program by the Fonds BKVB.