Come check out my work 'Piet' at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
It's on display because of my nomination for the Dutch Royal Painters Price of 2017.
Show will run from the 6th of October until the 6th of November.
(Dam, 1012 HG Amsterdam)
August 5th-26th, 2017
Opening Reception: August 5th, 7-11pm
@ Co-Lab Projects' DEMO Gallery
For EXPEDITION BATIKBACK curator and artist Steef Crombach offered six artists from Austin and two artists from The Netherlands the opportunity to learn the process and create works in the traditional Indonesian technique known as Batik. This fully saturated fabric dyeing process allows the artist's compositions to become three-dimensional objects, viewable from front and back. When suspended from the ceiling in the gallery, the works create a structure for visitors to navigate thru. After their exhibition at DEMO Gallery the works will travel with Steef back to Holland to be shown there.
The artists selected to participate in the workshop and exhibition all incorporate strong color palettes, use of bold linework, and patterning into their paintings. While these painterly qualities transfer well to Batik, each of these artists brings their individual style to the medium and, in contrast to its more traditional use, these new works make the technique look completely reinvented.
“Ours was not going to be a clone of the usual expeditions, oozing with sleekness. It was clear from the start that oddity was our advantage.” ― Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City
Artists: Ryan Davis, Sara Vanderbeek, Noel Kalmus, Steef Crombach, Drew Liverman, Erin Curtis, Manik Raj Nakra, Paul de Jong, and Floor van het Nederend.
Check out this trailer showing my research and work process at 'Poke n' Scratch' ranch in Smithville, Texas. You can find this film in it's entirety in the Library on this website.The work shown in this trailer and many more will be on show during my exhibition 'Bij wijze van Ham', at gallery Vonkel in The Hague, Netherlands. The exhibition will run from the 27th of January until the 4th of March with it's opening party on the 3th of February.
Lots of thanks to Mondriaan fund, just received their support.
Finally showing my work at the East Austin studio tour in Austin, Texas. Nov 12-13 & 19-20 at Bolm studios.
I curated the exhibition 'Dirty Daisies' in The Hague this fall. The shape of the exposition is based on a classic exposition-structure: ‘The garden’. By picking this structure up and placing it literally on the water to float, the shape becomes visible and will show itself as a work in and of itself. This is in line with my own visual work.
Dirty Daisies is a collaboration of 15 artists from Amsterdam and The Hague at the beginning of their artistic careers. The shape of the exposition and the fact it will take place outside asks for robust and playful work. Like modern sculptors the artists of ‘Dirty Daisies’ have kneaded, beaded, built and drilled and gave shape to rough materials. The big 3D works that will be on display can best be described as fast, temporary and honest.
The exposition takes place at the harbour behind the Fokkerterminal during the art fair ‘Art The Hague’.
The artists that collaborated to create ‘Dirty Daisies’ are; Candela Bado, Zeno Beikircher, Yair Callender, Daniel Dmyszewicz, duo Frederik en Jakob, Doris Hardeman, Josje Hattink, Bas Kaufmann, duo Koolen en van de Lande, Tobias Lengkeek, Leslie Nagel, Jeannette Slütter, Marnix van Uum and Victor Yudaev
COMING UP SOON
Work in progress; Drying the last layer of ‘Bacon vlag’ before boiling the fabric. BATIK TECHNIQUE
NOW TO BE SEEN AT THE MAAGDENHUIS IN AMSTERDAM
SORRY HOLLAND THIS EXPOSITION WILL BE IN FINLAND
COME VIEW MY WORK AND PARTY AT ROODKAPJE ROTTERDAM
COMING UP AAAALL THE WAY IN BRONCKHORST, SORRY
I GRADUATED! COME SEE MY WORK AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OR ARTS IN THE HAGUE
GREENLIGHT GREENLIGHT GREENLIGHT GREENLIGHT
COME SEE MY FIRST EXPOSITION EVER