Gerhard Hofland proudly presents Hallucinogenic, a group show curated by Koen Delaere. This exhibition is a collaboration with Project Space On The Inside and takes place in both locations: in the gallery ánd the brand new art space Project Space on the Inside. This show marks the first exhibition in this new space and hosted the opening on June 6th.
The group show that Koen Delaere has curated at Gerhard Hofland is loosely based on an idea that was coined by Marshall McLuhan. Talking about the poetry of Ezra Pound, McLuhan comes up with this notion he calls ‘juxtaposition without copula’. He asks the question ‘who speaks this poem?’, meaning there can be different voices in one sentence speaking at the same time. So which voice is talking to you while reading it?
When you translate this to painting, different forces can be simultaneously active on a single canvas. The painting is a field of force without official syntax, resistant to translation. Delaere likes this idea and finds it useful in his practice. A painting has several things going on at the same time. According to Ezra Pound such a juxtaposition, situating two or more things side by side, will establish relationships, which he calls images. In his opinion these relationships become incredibly tight, combining the dimensional with the real, the everyday here and now, and the physical space (performance) with the relational space (picture).
Erin Lawlor (1969, UK) lives and works in London, England. She graduated from the Paris-Sorbonne University, France and received her bachelor degree of History of Art in 1992. Her work is displayed in many private and public collections such as the New Art Collection, Cambridge, UK and the Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia. She is represented by the Miles McEnery Gallery in New York, USA and has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide.
Henning Strassburger (1983, GER) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2009 and did a professorship at the Art Academy Karlsruhe in 2016 and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014. He has been represented in many solo exhibitions in various cities throughout Germany and in London, New York, Milan, Portugal and Chicago. Furthermore he has been involved in a number of group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Germany, New York, Paris and Switzerland.
Philipp Kremer (1981, GER) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied at the Universität der Kunste in Berlin, Germany in 2000 and at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam during the year 2011-2012. He has been represented in solo and group exhibitions throughout Germany, The Netherlands, Bucharest and America and has had a solo exhibition at the Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles, USA in 2019. He won the Mondriaan Fund in 2014, the Royal Dutch Painting Award in 2013 and did a residency in South Korea at the Asia Culture Center.
Arthur Löwen (1987, RUS) lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied at the Kunsthochschule Mainz, Germany in 2008-2012, following which he studied at the University of Arts Braunschweig, Germany during the period of 2012-2015. He has been represented in exhibitions in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy and France. He had a solo exhibition in 2018 and a duo exhibition in 2020 with Koen Delaere at fiebach, minninger in Germany.
Janine van Oene (1988, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2014 she graduated from the HKU University of Arts in Utrecht, The Netherlands and was s resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 2014 to 2016. In 2017 Van Oene was selected for the Prospects & Concepts of the Mondriaan Fund and was awarded the Dutch Royal Prize for Modern Painting and in 2020 she was awarded the Jeanne Oosting Prize. The work of Van Oene is housed in various collections, such as De Nederlandse Bank, KMPG, The Royal Art Collection and ING Art Collection, AkzoNobel, among many others.
Max Frintrop (1982, GER) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He completed his study at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf, Germany during the period of 2003-2009. Since his studies he has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Germany, Belgium, Italy and New York.
Piet Dieleman (1956, NL) lives and works in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam in 1975. He has had exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout The Netherlands, America, Germany and Italy. His work is part of private and museum collections such as the Dordrechts Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Vleeshal Middelburg, Boymans van Beuningen and the Centraal Museum in The Netherlands. He won the Van Bommel-van Dam price and worked as a teacher at the AVB in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Thomas Lucas Swinkels (1988, NL) lives and works in Tilburg, The Netherlands and Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the AKV| St. Joost Breda, The Netherlands and was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands during the period of 2017-2019. Solo exhibitions of Swinkels’ work have taken place at Spirit Shop in Lissabon, Portugal in 2019, PARK in Tilburg, The Netherlands in 2019 and P/////AKT in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2016 among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Framer Framed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; De Ateliers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; De Appel in Amsterdam, The Nederlands; The La Brea Studio in Los Angeles, America and Kunstvereniging Diepenheim in Diepenheim, The Netherlands. He is also the co-founder of the artist-run space Root Canal.
Koen Delaere (1970, BE) studied fine arts at Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In 2006 he won the Wolvecamp price. Delaere’s work was shown in Los Angeles, New York and Brussels and recently in Stockholm, Sao Paolo, Abu Dhabi and Munich. His work is part of various international renowned public collections, such as Centraal Museum Utrecht, Vleeshal Middelburg and CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain and esteemed corporate collections such as ABN Amro Bank, Rabobank and Akzo Nobel, as well as private collections in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.