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© Courtesy of the artist & 2x2projects
Paintings

Geldersekade 58
Amsterdam
Netherlands
October 23rd, 2009 - November 18th, 2009
Opening: October 23rd, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://2x2p.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
the Dykes
PHONE:  
+31-20-489-7471
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed. - Sat. 13:00 - 18:00 hrs.

DESCRIPTION
Cathelijn van Goor is an Amsterdam based artist. In her drawings and paintings she is blurring the boundaries between the figurative and the abstract. On a recent trip to Japan she has gathered slow shutter speed footage at, for example, the metro stations where commuters floc in the rush hour. With this footage she analyzes visually how people move through passing time. When she focuses on an individual figure in the long exposure, time appears to be finite. However, when the focus is shifted to the stream of passing figures, the individuals dissolve into multiple pieces scattered on the canvas or paper, an atmosphere of eternity is being created. An atmosphere also found in her previous work, however the contrast between the abstract elements and visible figures has become much stronger in the new paintings shown at 2x2projects.