PETER FEILER & CHRISTIAAN ZWANIKKEN
The inaugural exhibiton of 2013 will see Galerie Ron Mandos transformed into a curious and macabre world, populated by the intensely detailed and frenzied drawings of Peter Feiler and the twitching, insectile sculptures of Christiaan Zwanikken.
The extremely detailed and unconventional drawings of Peter Feiler will interplay complementarily with the moving insectile sculptures of Christiaan Zwanikken, creating a fantastical and surprising exhibition.
The drawings of Peter Feiler (DE Halle an der Saale, 1981) are known for their controversial subject matter. He presents dark scenes that incorporate simple narrative elements.
These scenes explore the border between the visual world and fantasy. The notable aggression and perversion exhibited by the figures in his drawings is balanced by his use of soft colouring and fragile lines.
In wishing to explore the intricacies of his hand, the viewer is sucked into the drawing upon which the macabre aspect of the work comes to the fore.
Peter Feiler’s work is included in esteemed collections such as that of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Christiaan Zwanniken (NL Bussum, 1967) creates kinetic works of remarkable ingenuity from found animal skulls and bones. He transforms these parts into moving mechanical sculptures and installations.
Their composite natural and mechanical make-up gives these figures their own unique character. How A Dead Hare Explains Paintings is an example of this and with an accompanying projection from film-maker Jarred Alterman this work also gains a narrative structure. Aside from this Zwanikken also produces non-skeletal installations.
The work Hydromats, which will be shown in the gallery’s project slace, is an example of this.
Three imposing glass water reservoirs come alive in sound and movement, reacting to the viewer in the space. Just as his other works, this piece exhibits its own unique behaviour and character.
PREMIERE Zwanikken’s latest work Exoskeletal will be premiered at the opening of this exhibition on Saturday the 19th of January (5 to 7 pm).
This piece has all the hallmarks of Zwanikken’s work yet also exudes a performative streak. In February the work will be presented at the Kinectic Art Fair in London.
During this show there will be a presentation of work from the photographer and filmmaker Jan Hoek.
From the 25th of January he will also have an exhibition in FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam.