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Artist Watchlist: Viviane Sassen  
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12/23/11 Posted 12/23/11

(Image: © Viviane Sassen) Viviane Sassen (b. 1972, Amsterdam) Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen works along the thin line separating art and commerce. She is dually known for her innovative fashion work in French Vogue, Purple, and POP and for her surrealist African portraiture. Sassen uses bold, graphic shadows, vivid color and place to create images full of symbols and ambiguity. She obscures faces in deep shadows or turns them away and by doing so, she withholds essential elements which allow th... [more]

Wietse Eeken: On Our Amsterdam Watchlist  
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12/16/11 Posted 12/16/11

(Image: Wietse Eeken,Twin; © Wietse Eeken) Wietse Eeken (b. 1975, Nijmegen) Wietse Eeken is a Rotterdam based sculptor. His work method has a strong traditional character, even though he has a very contemporary use of materials. All his figures represent a darker kind of humour and an almost macabre sense of reality.  Within the work the dualism between the radical and the traditionalism is very much on front. On one side it is about the sculptural work at it's most pure form, the materia... [more]

Fendry Ekel: On Our Amsterdam Watchlist  
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8/20/11 Posted 8/20/11

(Image: Fendry Ekel , PINOCCHIO 2, 2011, Gouache and acrylic on paper, 60.7x45.3 cm.; © Brand New Gallery) Fendry Ekel (b. 1971, Jakarta, Indonesia) The works of Fendry Ekel explore the dark side of human ambition. Often based on photographs from various archives, Ekel excavates the collective memory, critically analyzing the use of art and architecture as ideological propaganda, its rhetorical and persuasive impact, while also investigating the boundaries where ethics and esthetics overl... [more]

Viviane Sassen: On Our Amsterdam Watchlist  
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8/7/11 Posted 8/7/11

(Image: Viviane Sassen, Untitled; © Motive Gallery and Stevenson) Viviane Sassen (b. 1972, Amsterdam) Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen works along the thin line separating art and commerce.  She is dually known for her innovative fashion work in French Vogue, Purple, and POP and for her surrealist African portraiture. Sassen uses bold, graphic shadows, vivid color and place to create images full of symbols and ambiguity. She obscures faces in deep shadows or turns them away and by doing so, she... [more]

Martine Stig: On Our Amsterdam Watchlist  
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6/10/11 Posted 6/10/11

(Image: Martine Stig, From the series ‘Ante’, 2010, Colour print, 95 x 75 cm; © Motive Gallery) Martine Stig (b. 1972, Nijmegen, Netherlands) In her photographs, Martine Stig explores the medium of photography itself. Stig always works in series, each of which makes the viewer think about photography in a different way. She plays with our expectations, which are based on our previous experiences and on the context in which the images are presented. Han Nefkens’ H+F Collection holds two series... [more]

Katrin Korfmann: On Our Amsterdam Watchlist  
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4/20/11 Posted 4/20/11

(Image: Katrin Korfmann, Gravitation (2 hrs), Amsterdam, 2010; © Art Affairs Gallery) Katrin Korfmann (b. 1971, Berlin, Germany) Katrin Korfmann places a lot of value on the visual composition and the creation of a fictional world, comprised of real pictures of places and people, pregnant with meaning. She choreographs her protagonists as if they were scattered across an expansive model train set. Most of the time, her pictures are presented in large scale prints and in illuminated boxe... [more]

20110407144323-invitation REVIEW "They Have a rotating cap and permanent body" -Leonardo Vargas  
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Leonardo Vargas at Kinderdijk project April 3rd, 2011 - April 29th, 2011
Posted 4/14/11

  “They have a rotating cap and permanent body” presents the work that Artist Leonardo Vargas developed during his residence time in Kinderdijk project.  It constitutes a heterogeneous body of work that connects his own research with Kinderdijk project’s space. In this case, painting as a historically charged traditional artistic system of representation is the object of inquiry. The first room of the exhibition -used as a white cube room- holds a couple of works (ripped canvases showing the wood... [more]

Singer Laren Restores Auguste Rodin's The Thinker  
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2/16/11 Posted 2/16/11

(Excerpt from 'Singer Laren Restores Auguste Rodin's The Thinker After It was Damaged When Stolen' posted on Gg-Art.Com, Feb. 2011. Found on http://www.gg-art.com/news/newsread/artnews68304.html) A special exhibition “De Denker Denkt Weer” (The Thinker Thinks Again) has been organized at the Singer Laren, which runs from 28.01-22.05.2011. Singer Laren has restored The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. The work was carried out by the University of Amsterdam's Department of Conservation and Restoration in the Ateliergebouw... [more]

Ruud van Empel: On Our Amsterdam Watchlist  
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2/1/11 Posted 2/1/11

(Image: Ruud van Empel, Theatre #3, 2010 , Cibachrome, 120 x 120cm; © Ruud van Empel) Ruud van Empel (b. 1958, Breda, The Netherlands) Dutch visual artist Ruud van Empel hardly needs any introduction. He is a true creator of new atmospheres. His famous images of a hallucinatory world in which often children take a pose, are beyond the creation of computerized photographs. By referring to immemorial notions of virtue and innocence, his works are interesting from both an art-historical and... [more]

504 Leeuwarder Courant 2008  
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Paul Corvers, Mishig Togooch at E.M. Galerie, Drachten April 13th, 2008 - May 24th, 2008
Posted 2/14/09

DRACHTEN - De nieuwe wereld van open grenzen, onderlinge kruisbestuiving tussen volkeren en culturen, van globalisering dus, is te herkennen in het werk dat de jonge Mongoolse kunstenaar Mishig Togooch dit voorjaar exposeert bij E. M. Galerie in Drachten. Hij en de Brabantse schilder Paul Corvers zijn de eerste exposanten na de verhuizing van de galerie van Kollum naar Drachten.  .........Boven hangen de sobere en krachtige, maar toch gevoelige schilderijen van Paul Corvers. Landschappen met gro... [more]


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