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Nicky Broekhuysen

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Where Is the Beach? Is It Under the Paving Stones?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Nicky Broekhuysen, Joseph Griffiths at Centrum July 22nd - August 14th
Posted 8/17/16
The very notion is deeply romantic. A location of perfect tension, where the weather is honest and the sounds are cyclical. The Beach is that point in space where time and energy laps onto a surface, reworking it; constructing and deconstructing; giving and taking away. No less romantic is the notion that a “beach” surrounds us all under the tiles, asphalt, and paving stones of the city, beneath the constructs of our society. That it is always there, ever present, pushing up against... [more]
Berlin, 2011: Nicky Broekhuysen uses black 1 and 0 stamps on white paper to express life’s manifold complexities and contradictions. The Berlin-based South African artist graduated from University of Auckland in New Zealand before moving to Shanghai in 2006. She explores the ample range of cultures and philosophies that she has experienced through her radically reduced visual vocabulary, borrowed from Binary Code.  Broekhuysen juxtaposes the two understated forms, which computer scientists use... [more]