STUDIO LIFE

from Saturday, July 5th, 2014 to Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

STUDIO LIFE
Koen Delaere, Daniel Schubert, Ralf Dereich, Jeroen Doorenweerd, Manor Grunewald, Bas van den Hurk, Marius Lut
6 – 29 July 2014
Opening Sunday July 6 from 5-7 p.m.

 

More
STUDIO LIFE - Press release

exhibition view

exhibition view

exhibition view

exhibition view

Daniel Schubert “untitled”, 2012/2013 210 x 150 cm. rabbit glue, pigment on canvas Daniel Schubert “untitled”, 2014 210 x 150 cm. egg tempera on canvas

exhibition view

exhibition view

Ralf Dereich, NoT093 2013 170 x 140 cm. Acrylics on canvas

Marius Lut Untitled (Nylon Taffeta Wind Breaker)2014 210 x 170 cm aluminum, plexiglas, nylon taffeta wind breaker

Koen Delaere Untitled 2014 180 x 125 cm. silicones, Acrylics, oil.

Koen Delaere Untitled 2014 190 x 130 cm. silicones, Acrulil, oil.

Jeroen Doorenweerd untitled 2014 mixed media

MANOR GRUNEWALD „untitled“ 2013 150 x 140 cm acrylics, spraypaint, oil, plastic foil, silkscreen on canvas

Bas van den Hurk A Shot Through The Heart, 2014 180 x 140 cm Ty-dye, silk screen prints, oil-paint on canvas

exhibition view

exhibition view

exhibition view

exhibition view

Daniel Schubert “untitled”, 2012/2013 210 x 150 cm. rabbit glue, pigment on canvas Daniel Schubert “untitled”, 2014 210 x 150 cm. egg tempera on canvas

exhibition view

exhibition view

Ralf Dereich, NoT093 2013 170 x 140 cm. Acrylics on canvas

Marius Lut Untitled (Nylon Taffeta Wind Breaker)2014 210 x 170 cm aluminum, plexiglas, nylon taffeta wind breaker

Koen Delaere Untitled 2014 180 x 125 cm. silicones, Acrylics, oil.

Koen Delaere Untitled 2014 190 x 130 cm. silicones, Acrulil, oil.

Jeroen Doorenweerd untitled 2014 mixed media

MANOR GRUNEWALD „untitled“ 2013 150 x 140 cm acrylics, spraypaint, oil, plastic foil, silkscreen on canvas

Bas van den Hurk A Shot Through The Heart, 2014 180 x 140 cm Ty-dye, silk screen prints, oil-paint on canvas

Close
Next
Previous

STUDIO LIFE
Koen Delaere, Daniel Schubert, Ralf Dereich, Jeroen Doorenweerd, Bas van den Hurk, Manor Grunewald, Marius Lut

Galerie Gerhard Hofland completes the gallery season with the exhibition Studio Life in collaboration with Whatspace, a collective by Koen Delaere and Bas van den Hurk. The exhibition combines the abstract works of seven artists from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Studio Life shows diverse works that have one common pervading element; playful abstraction. In the exhibition one can see each artist’s search for an abstract language. A search that often takes place in the intimacy of the studio, the artist’s laboratory. Most of them find inspiration in daily life: in their paintings they use fragments of familiar visual information or respond to the environment they find themselves in. The quest for a personal abstract language is often a lengthy process in which the physical material and the process itself become the subject of research and experimentation. For this generation of abstract painters this quest is not meant to arrive at aesthetic perfection. Although their carefully constructed abstract works are reminiscent of  the pioneers of abstraction – the Cubists, Abstract expressionists and the Minimalists- these works are of a different order. Every rule, every dogma is thrown overboard in favour of playfulness and openness for spontaneous encounters. The intuitive process of the quest itself is paramount, resulting in paintings that contain imperfections or incomplete parts appearing them to be in a dynamic state of perpetual development. It is therefore not so much the process of painting that is at stake here but the process of looking: these painters make the viewer partake in continuously reviewing and reassessing visual information; a playful process of changing visual awareness through looking at the world around us afresh moment by moment.

Koen Delaere (1970 NL) does not paint in the traditional way, but uses colour matter to create physical surface: geometric scars and form alteration stemming from frictional force between surfaces are moved to precise coordinates. Delaere often uses a method that portrays mirroring surfaces of the paintings that are created simultaneously. One work is reflected against the other, creating a dynamic that signifies the generation of an incompatibility between the floor and surface, including the technical continuity of the painting, its layers within that seek to undo previous layers. The violence of the movement between two paintings scales the integrity that normally characterises an image.
Koen Delaere lives and works in Tilburg, the Netherlands. He recently showed his work at Makebish Gallery in New York. Coming months he wil present his work at RH Contemporary in New York,Alpineum Produzentengalerie in Luzern. In September he will have a duo show with Jeroen Doorenweerd at De Vleeshal, Middelburg and  in October a solo at Galerie Gerhard Hofland.In 2015 he is invited by cca Andratx Mallorca to do a residency project.
Ralf Dereich (1976 D) considers art as a language, as an expression of content that concerns people. Thus, neither singular concepts, style nor technique are relevant themselves. The essential thing is, rather, the ability to formulate the necessary expression as simply and precisely as possible and to affect the nervous system of the observer directly.

Ralf Dereich, born in 1976, lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Akademie der Künste, München. Solo exhibitons (selection): Cruise & Callas Berlin, Chaplini Cologne, Deutschen Bundesbank Frankfurt, „Sorry we are closed“ Brussels (with Uwe Henneken). Groupexhibitions (selection): Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin, Jacky Strenz Frankfurt, Linn Lühn Düsseldorf, Nosbaum und Reding Luxemburg, Vittorio Manalese Berlin, Georg-Kolbe Museum Berlin

The work of Jeroen Doorenweerd (1962 NL) positions itself between sculpture, design and (landscape) architecture. Since 1990 Doorenweerd creates art works at very divers locations, like a prison, a shelter for drug addicts, a maedow, a ministry or a container terminal. Works wherein he combines handicraft with the newest technology. His site specific works focus the attention on what is implicit of a certain place without that aspect being the most straight forward characteristic. With his works he hopes to intensify the viewers experience of the present moment.
Jeroen Doorenweerd lives and works in Tilburg. He studied at Fontys Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg and at Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem. His work was exhibited at Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Ozean in Berlin and Onomatopee in Eindhoven among other venues. He has been commissioned by several Dutch municipalities to create work the public space.

Manor Grunewald (1985 B) considers himself first and foremost a painter, although he is also active in the fields of sculpture, installation and prints. His work is characterized by the constant analysis of the development of the pictorial in our daily environment. He finds and collects the sources of his images everywhere in daily life: in newspapers, advertising, books, comics, digital media and even illustrations of biological micro- and macrocosms. His image archive serves as a source of inspiration, and his found pictorial material is often altered, partially on purpose and in some cases arbitrarily, by copying, enlarging or collaging. The artist thus creates new pictorial information, which is largely free of cognitively controlled processes and which reveal the unfamiliar, allowing this to become the content of his painting.
Manor Grunewald lives in Ghent, Belgium. His works have been exhibited across Europe and in the United States. In 2011 he was nominated for the Young Belgian Painters Prize at BOZAR. Recently, he has completed solo projects at Arco Madrid, Volta New York and Volta 9, Basel. Grunewald has presented recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent and Chaplini Gallery, Cologne. He will take part in a group exhibition with Evan Gruzis and Christian Vetter at Super Dakota Gallery, Brussels in April 2014.

The oeuvre of Bas van den Hurk(1965 NL) is one that moves in all directions, often in unpredictable manners and with sensitive attention for the non-obvious. Through this process the artist reaches the boundaries of painterly experimentation, trying to avoid the puzzle pieces from fitting in their assumed places. By leaving things undecided, scattered and seemingly unintentional, Bas van den Hurk postpones his oeuvre constantly. He uses the uncomfortable space of longing as his resource for artworks that continue to intrigue.
Bas van den Hurk lives and works in Tilburg, the Netherlands. He studied at Academy St. Joost in Breda. This summer he will be a resident in New York for RH Contemporary. During this period he will produce new works for his solo show Ghosts and Spectres opening on September 19th at RH Contemporary. Further upcoming shows are, among others: The Artist as Producer II at Alpineum, Luzern, Switzerland in September 2014, There It Is.Just There (solo) at Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany.

The new works of Marius Lut (1976 NL) are characterized by his use of materials, black and white proportions, and extreme formats. Lut´s paintings are abstract but never sternly geometric. Lut constructs his shapes using thin layers of paint, tape, reflective PVC or epoxy resin. Hidden behind a concept with great visual impact that looks rather plain, we can find a system of minuscule imperfections that displays vulnerability and individuality – such as drops of dried resin or a pencil line. Referring to formalism, Lut provides with his work a new meaning to factors such as form, line, colour, texture, material and method, and makes sure that we can keep on observing endlessly.
Marius Lut lives and works in Amsterdam and Den Haag. He completed his studies at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Lut´s previous exhibitions include Museo del Emporda, Figueras, Spain; Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal; Hebel_121, Basel; Koninklijke Paleis, Amsterdam; Rijksacademie, Amsterdam; Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam; 1646, The Hague; Billytown, Rijswijk, Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 and West, The Hague.

Daniel Schubert (1984 D) is a painter who sounds out the possibilities of the medium with classic painting materials like egg tempera and rabbit-skin glue seeking out new forms of expression within painting. His works are often produced over an extended period of time, sometimes Schubert’s paintings rest in the atelier for months, sometimes years. Starting point of his images are often details from nature or from urban and medial positions in which Schubert likes to move as a viewer of his surroundings. The conversion of fugitive impressions into a materialistic layer of painting is of special interest to the artist. Fragments of a frozen lake or details of online advertisement can determine the pictorial world of the Düsseldorf artist as well as the graffiti on a house front.
Daniel Schubert lives and works in Cologne. He studied at the Art Academie in Dusseldorf with professors Herbert Brandl and Eberhard Havekost. Recently he showed at Gebr. Lehmann Gallery in Berlin and will show, together with Koen Delaere, in October this year at our Gallery.

Close