English information AMFAD | Hotel Spaander Volendam Participants Groupexhibition

In alphabetic order: Anaïs López, Anne Stooker, Bas van Wieringen, Daniel Mullen, Jan Koen Lomans, Neil Fortune, Pascal Smelik, Petra Hart, Raquel van Haver, Roos Soetekouw, Twan Janssen.

 

Anaïs López

Mynahs escaping and Land of Gods

2019

40x60 cm

Framed handmade silkscreen with gold ink

€ 2400,- / p.p. € 1200,-

Unique

 

 

 

The handmade golden silkscreens (2018–2019) presented here form part of López’ multimedia project, The Migrant. The Migrant tells the turbulent life story of the Javan mynah. A member of the starling family, the bird is originally from Java (Indonesia) but was introduced to Singapore in the early 20th century via the songbird trade. Today, the feathered friend is reviled, persecuted, and even killed. The Migrant tells the remarkable life story of one bird whilst simultaneously addressing broader themes, such as the complex relationship between humans and animals, the consequences of rapid urbanisation, and the position of the unwanted outsider.

 

The silkscreens, which represent the story of Mynah, are all unique and made with golden ink. They were exhibited at Rotterdam’s Netherlands Photo Museum in 2020.

 

Highlights Anaïs López from AMFAD 2014

- Winner of the Silver Camera award

- Winner of Directors Guild award NL for best storytelling 2018

- Webby Honoree in Video - Art & Experimental

- Nominated for The Golden Calf

- Nominated for the Prix Pictet

 

 

 

Anne Stooker

Greetings from Volendam Interactive installation

2021

A6 postcards, 10000 pieces

Aquarel framed

21x29,7 cm

Interactive installation incl. aquarel € 4500,-

Aquarel framed (singly) € 1750,-

Unique

 

 

For this exhibition in Hotel Spaander, Anne Stooker was inspired by Leendert Spaander (the founder of Hotel Spaander). He sent postcards from the hotel to all art academies in Europe, in order to draw attention to the hotel. More and more artists came to Hotel Spaander and Volendam and the village grew into the symbol of the Netherlands.

 

Stooker’s work ‘Greetings from Volendam’ invites the visitor to take and send a postcard of this interactive installation, in order to continue the tradition of Leendert Spaander and to draw attention to the artists of this exhibition.

 

Anne-Stooker’s early work has its origin in textiles and has been exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum Breda (MOTI 2014), Museum Het Prinsenhof Delft and Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam. In recent years, Stooker has focused her work on illustration. She illustrates books, dissertations and produces its own collection of postcards. Her work can also be found in Het Parool (including the summer column in 2018 and 2019) and in de Volkskrant. With a series of postcards she collaborated with the Scandinavian clothing label Modström  for the Danish and Dutch Vogue (2021).

 

Highlights Anne Stooker from AMFAD 2014

- Textile/fashion work purchased by Het Prinsenhof Museum Delft and Willet-Holthuysen Museum Amsterdam

- Exhibition Museum MOTI Breda

- Illustrations in watercolor and pencil for Het Parool and De Volkskrant.

- Own collection of postcards and illustrates books

- Freelance teacher fashion and styling Artemis Academy for Styling in Amsterdam

 

 

 

Bas van Wieringen

(Formerly known as)

Portrait of the nail behind the canvas

2014-2019

10x10 cm

acrylic paint, oil paint, wall paint,

22 karat gold and varnish on canvas

€ 25000,-

Unique

 

 

In 2017 Bas Van Wieringens canvas (10x10 cm) with an artistic impression of a concrete nail by a museum employee in the Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem accidentally painted over with wall paint. Ironically, the minimalist artwork was about that 'what you don't see'. The artist painted a nail on a tiny white canvas to use in his own words ‘to honor the servile and usually invisible object'. The Frans Hals Museum said in a statement that it has 'appropriate punitive measures' in place taken.

 

This painted concrete nail is now gold. Van Wieringen has the painting Portrait of the nail behind the canvas to be painted over, but now with his permission. In the place where it concrete nail was located is a gold leaf layer applied by the Spanish artist Carla Cascales. Cascales specializes in kintsugi. That is a Japanese technique for making ceramics to be repaired with gold leaf, leaving the traces of breakage and repair contribute to the beauty of an object. In the case of Portrait of the nail behind the canvas can now be seen a golden dot, the artwork is now called (Formerly known as) Portrait of the nail behind the canvas.

 

The artist has meanwhile designed a new work of art (to replace the old one) Everything is unique except for this artwork. The text is in vinyl letters to read on the walls of Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem and recorded in the Frans Hals Museum Collection.

 

Bas van Wieringen

AVROTROS Close Up Documentary

Celebrate what's broken (in collaboration with Denise Janzee)

2020

Documentary

 

 

Bas van Wieringen made a documentary in 2020 in collaboration with Denise Janzee and AVROTROS Close Up about his artwork Portrait of the nail behind the canvas. This documentary Celebrate what's broken was nominated for the Golden Calf.

 

Highlights Bas van Wieringen from AMFAD 2014

* Nomination Golden Calf AVROTROS Close Up Documentary Celebrate what's broken

* The artwork Everything is unique is included in the Frans Hals Museum Collection

* Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Group exhibition S.M.A.K. moves

* UNSEEN

 

 

 

Daniel Mullen

98-22

2020

130x120 cm

Acrylic on linen

€ 6500,- (Mondriaan Fund Kunstkoop)

Unique

 

 

98-22 is a work from the Synesthesia series created by Daniel Mullen with his wife Lucy Cordes Engelman, who has Synesthesia and sees a color when hearing numbers. Hence the numbers in the title. This is the last work in the Synesthesia series because all combination series are painted.

 

The synesthesia works explore the sensorial relationship between color and abstract concepts of time and space. In collaboration with American artist and filmmaker Lucy Cordes Engelman, whom he is married to, Mullen paints as a conduit for her sensorial experience between color and time. Each color they use represents a number, and when these numbers are used to illustrate time the painting appears as a layered image, a representation of time. Mullen’s relationship with this universe began just after he approached Lucy, for whom numbers and letters connect to colors in a different way. She currently collaborates in the production of the aforementioned series, assisting him on the definition of chromatic matches, through brush strokes in the shape of lines in his paintings. The couple’s creative process begins by choosing specific dates. Each date turns into a mathematical fraction which results in specific color in Lucy’s brain. Number two, for instance, is a shade of yellow. 'She unveils the codes of time, discovering each number’s colors through her very own eyes. Time and color are the two necessary varying factors she needs to unravel the equation', explains the artist.

 

The precise match between pigmentation and geometry present in the synesthesia’s set creates unusual perspectives, and confuses the viewer with all sorts of optical illusion, in a direct reference to the kinetic movement in the 50s. Canvases gain volume throughout the artist’s technique; it appears to look like an encrustation of dozens of multicolored glass plates that move toward the observer.

 

Highlights Daniel Mullen from AMFAD 2014

- Shortlisted Aesthetics Art Prize

- Internationally exhibited, London, Vancouver, São Paulo

- Chapter 3HREE, The Hem Maarten Spruyt Rieke Vos

- PAN Amsterdam, Art Rotterdam

- Participant of two biennials, Ostrale in Dresden and Bienal de Curitiba, Brazil

- Museum show in Curitiba Bienal, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil and Direktorenhaus Museum, Berlin

 

 

 

Jan Koen Lomans

Untitled

2013 / 2020

130x37 cm

Laser painting

€ 4500,- (Mondriaan Fund Kunstkoop)

Unique

 

 

Lomans developed a new technique in 2010 with the graphiXscan laser machine. In which he ‘melts’ fabrics, layer upon layer, into works of art, like a painting. The work was included in the Boijmans van Beuningen Exhibition and in the TV series Boijmans TV. While Studio JKL was still limitedly aware of the interdisciplinary nature of its artworks around 2014, this has grown into a basic principle within the studio in 2021. For a number of years, Studio JKL has been working increasingly in collaboration with universities, architects and scientists in a broad spectrum and research.

 

Highlights Jan Koen Lomans from AMFAD 2014

- TextielMuseum: Research into tufting, laser engraving and its well-known fabrics

- Collaboration University of Wales TSD

- TU/E Innovation space: Research project

- Founder Glasslab Den Bosch: Research into the fusion of glass and textiles

 

 

 

Neil Fortune

Recurring dreams: future, present, past

(Picture Aatjan Renders)

2021

256x54x26 cm

Textile, polyester, enamel paint, acrylic -paint

€ 6500,- (Mondriaan Fund Kunstkoop)

Unique

 

 

In this new series, Fortune takes a closer look at his earlier sculptural imagery. The result is a vertical architectural sculpture in a mixed technique, varying in color and hanging options. Neil Fortune's versatile works include drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations and public performances. He sets environments to question conventions and this rethink by creating objects and create situations. Inherent in his practice the audience becomes part of the work, what can often cause an eruption within the context of an exhibition context. Through he generates his haptic sculptural work moments that allow you to slow down, reconsider your role and position in relation to his installations and the spaces they inhabit.

 

Highlights Neil Fortune from AMFAD 2014

- Winner Summer Show 2017 New Dakota and Francis Boeske Projects

- Solo exhibition Polar Room W139

- Art Rotterdam

- Show in Houston, London and Westport Massachusetts

 

 

 

Pascal Smelik

2021

Helios 82 D / Helios 120 D

131x82 cm / 193x120cm

Helium, glass, steel and marmer

€ 9850,- / € 14650,-

Unique

 

 

Pascal Smelik presents the first series from The Aurealis Project at this exhibition. Central to the The Aurealis project is the question of whether the 'Northern Lights' can be captured in a glass design. The first result of this series has been given the name Helios. With Helios, Smelik wants to make a physical process visible and create awareness with regard to the finiteness of natural resources. They are light objects in which color and shape-rich gas processes can be observed and viewed up close. The glass objects are placed in a contrasting rectangular marble fixture.

 

In recent years, Smelik has worked closely with scientists from various universities and authentic craftsmen in the field of glass blowing and stone masonry. Helios 82 D en Helios 120 D shows the aesthetic rendering of the noble gas Helium under voltage. Together with scientists, the Helium gas has been closely studied and it has been determined what color the noble gas can emit and how the light intensity can be manipulated using electrodes that influence the gas discharges.

 

Smelik hopes to surprise the viewer with an emotional experience that makes the viewer even more aware of the finiteness of natural resources. Helium takes 4 billion years to develop. Despite being the second most abundant gas in our universe, we seem to be wasting it in less than 100 years. Helium is the only element discovered outside the Earth's atmosphere. This happened with the spectrum analyzes of the Solar Corona during a Solar Eclipse.

Pascal Smelik has twice received financial support from the Stokroos Foundation for his The Aurealis Project.

 

Highlights Pascal Smelik from AMFAD 2014

- Various designs realized for Dutch Design Labels such as Pols Potten and Puik

- Commissioned: 3 meters long aluminum printed and cast candlestick

- Realization of research object Helios from The Aurealis Project. Stokroos Foundation

- Developer and Visualizer Studio Drift creative development team

 

 

 

Petra Hart

Freedom Led installation

2020

195x95x11 cm

White diffused acrylic and magenta fluorine colored acrylic on the back with integrated LED. All four sides can be individually set in color or in a slow color gradient at your own discretion and operated with a supplied remote control.

€ 9600,-

Unique

 

 

Freedom Led installation is created during the lockdown. Freedom is the ability to do what you want. In a social sense it encompasses the possibility of groups and individuals to participate in social, economic and political interaction.

 

Petra Hart

2018

Journey to the sun + a small (travel) pocketbook

200x100 cm

Cut into brass, the back is spray-painted with bio-fluorine in the color of the sun

Unique

€ 6500,-

 

 

Journey to the sun is an abstraction of the route that Vincent van Gogh has traveled his life. The journey starts in Zundert and ends in Auvers-sur-Oise. Vincent spent his life catching the light. The choice of material and color of the work of art symbolize this search. This work of art is cut into brass. The back is spray-painted with bio-fluorine in the color of the sun. Partly due to the change of light during the day and because the artwork hangs 1 cm from the wall, it is a dynamic work of art. The reflection of the fluor is visible on the wall and under UV light, the accents are further emphasized.

 

Journey to the sun is inspired by one of his most important texts, his philosophy about death. In Petra’s opinion the moment when he started thinking about suicide. He was just 4,5 month in Arles. He wrote this text in a letter on 9 or 10 july in 1888 to his brother Theo:

‘But the sight of the stars always makes me dream in as simple a way as the black spots on the map, representing towns and villages, make me dream. Why, I say to myself, should the spots of light in the firmament be less accessible to us than the black spots on the map of France. Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star. What’s certainly true in this argument is that while alive, we cannot go to a star, any more than once dead we’d be able to take the train. So it seems to me not impossible that cholera, kidney stones, consumption, cancer are celestial means of locomotion, just as steamboats, omnibuses and the railway are terrestrial ones. To die peacefully of old age would be to go there on foot’.

 

A small (travel) pocketbook The journey of Vincent van Gogh - In the footsteps of Vincent which contains parts of his letters that he wrote about his journey (his career as a painter, writer, scholar and lover of art and literature), what he saw and what he thought of during his walks belongs to this work of art as a reference (routevangogheurope.eu).

 

This publication serves not only as a (travel) pocketbook, it is also a reminder for Petra Hart and a precursor to the ‘Vincent van Gogh interpretation by artist Petra Hart’ where she shows how Vincent worked towards his death. In fact ... he painted it in widescreen. After reading the Van Gogh Letters in May 2017, the interpretation arose. She used his written letters and the corresponding paintings. Vincent did commit suicide.

 

Highlights Petra Hart from AMFAD 2014

- Gorcums Museum Gorinchem Group exhibition ‘On the move! Moving in the contemporary art’

supported by Fonds Kwadraat and the Mondriaan Fund

- PAN Amsterdam

- Big Art/Object Rotterdam

- 37PK Platform for the Arts Haarlem Group Exhibition ‘The great curve’

 

 

 

 

Raquel van Haver

Canal Pride vs Greek Mythology

2017

50x70 cm

3x Piezography including frame

€ 4500,- / p.p. € 1500,- (Mondriaan Fund Kunstkoop)

Edition 5

 

 

Although her work is mostly monumental, the Canal Pride vs Greek Mythology series consists of “smaller” drawings that highlight the exuberant celebration of love, togetherness, lust and pride. Raquel noted that, in contrast to events like carnival as a celebration in Greek mythology, in the north of the Netherlands there are only a few big events in terms of collective celebration. From this perspective she drew Eros, Dionysus and Pan in the context of the Canal Pride.

 

While Eros (better known as Cupid) made people fall in love by shooting an arrow into their hearts, Dionysus used wine and parties to bring people together. Pan could be found on such matters, which can be explained by his lusty urge for lavish partying and (sexual) company. Eros, Dionysus and Pan are all three gods from Greek mythology who, according to Raquel, illustrate the experience of the Canal Parade during the Gay Pride in Amsterdam.

 

The Canal Parade contributes to the free spirit of the city of Amsterdam and celebrates, tells stories and ensures the freedom of the LGBT+ community. Celebrating the existence of this community, where someone may or may not be a part of, is in both cases an act of good citizenship.

 

Raquel van Haver

Zonder titel

30x20 cm

Oil on jute

€ 6050,- (Mondriaan Fund Kunstkoop)

Unique

 

 

Van Haver refers to her work as ‘loud’ paintings that sympathetically portray people on the fringes of society. She works on burlap, combining oil paint, charcoal, resin, hair, paper, tar and ash in heavily textured compositions. The paintings explore race and identity, drawing from African, Western, Caribbean and Latin American cultures within her community in the South-East of Amsterdam, Netherlands. More recently she has spent long periods abroad gathering source material in both West Africa and South America. Her works are often monumental in scale, at times dark and ominous and continue to negotiate boundaries between social hierarchies.

 

With her raw, narrative and figurative style of painting, Van Haver challenges the Euro- American canon. Her imagery is nurtured by art from ‘other’ regions and with that she tells ‘other’ stories. Although the format of her canvases is reminiscent of history painting, her compositions do not depict the exploits of figures from the west. At the heart of her work are the ‘spirits of the soil’, the central figures in the histories of colonialism, imperialism, migration and diaspora.

 

Highlights Raquel van Haver from AMFAD 2014

- Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Solo exhibition Spirits of the Soil

- Winner Royal Prize for Free Painting

- Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Group exhibition Say it Loud

- Amsterdam Museum, Refresh

 

 

 

Roos Soetekouw

Grow

2021

50x180x180 cm

Mixed media (textile)

€ 3000,-

Unique

 

 

Grow made with residual material like branches, bio resin, yarn processed in different ways, lace and beads.

Grow arose from a need to go back to the basics, the experiment. The textiles, the yarn, observe, feel and act from intuition. The work was largely made outdoors in Nederhemert (South), in the midst of winters, in the freezing cold, green leaves that grew into a golden-yellow, crackling wheat field in the summer.

 

Highlights Roos Soetekouw from AMFAD 2014

- Milan and Dutch Design Week

- Blickfang Design Award

- Design District Best Product Award

- Total design upholstery Council Chamber Leiden City Hall

 

 

 

Twan Janssen

An Index of Cloudless Skies

2016

70x50 cm

Acrylic paint on canvas

€ 2600,-

Unique

 

 

An Index of Cloudless Skies is a continuation of a publication by Heden Den Haag, for which Janssen took hundres of cloudless skies from magazines and turned them into a book. The piece was made during a long and heavy depression; the clear skies are symbolic for different times, when everything was still fine.

 

Twan Janssen presents himself as an actor who plays the role of an artist. His artworks are mere props for his performance and his exhibitions are part of the script. In this way Janssen plans and creates his own future, which makes him probably the only artist who knows exactly what the course of his career will be. The confusion he creates makes one question the art world: if the artist is an actor, how should we value his art and the institutions he works with?

 

Highlights Twan Janssen from AMFAD 2014

- Augmented Reality (International Silence):

 • Alles is Mini Concert with Spinvis

 • Het Poetry Museum virtual museum (Museumplein, Amsterdam)

 • Wat Blijft Poetry panorama (Park Doornburgh, Maarssen)

 • Lijn 3 (Amsterdam)

 • Wolk Poëzie in the Library (De Nederlandse Bibliotheek)

- Art Rotterdam

 

 

AMFAD | Hotel Spaander Volendam

Haven 15-19 Volendam

Curator: kunstverzamelaar Bas Kuiper

 

26 september t/m 10 oktober 2021

11 - 19 uur

 

 

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