For his solo exhibition Manders creates a special environment in which he refers to his famous series Self-Portrait as a Building, that began in 1986; the title is based on one of his 'Fake Newspapers'. Goudzwaard presents recent paintings titled 'Between Red and a Transparent Plane'.
Curator Lorenzo Benedetti
The Visual Arts Foundation Middelburg (SBKM / De Vleeshal) will present Acolyte Frena by Mark Manders at De Vleeshal (19.01-23.03.2014).
At the same time the exhibition Between Red and a Transparent Plane by Kees Goudzwaard will be on display at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal (Zusterstraat 7, Middelburg).
For his third solo exhibition in the Netherlands Mark Manders creates a special environment in De Vleeshal, in which he refers to his famous series Self-Portrait as a Building, that began in 1986.
The title is based on one of his ‘Fake Newspapers’.
On the occasion of the exhibition a book will be published in collaboration with Roma Publications.
Mark Manders, born in 1968, Volkel, the Netherlands, lives and works in Ronse, Belgium.
Recent solo exhibitions:
2013 55th Venice Biennale, Venice
2012 Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes
2012 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas,USA (cat.)
Between Red and a Transparent Plane
The Dutch artist Kees Goudzwaard presents recent paintings titled Between Red and a Transparent Plane in De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal.
The title refers to a new work that uses the nuances of a key color palette: based on red, white and black.
The work of Goudzwaard is an ongoing research to create a spatial dimension between different surfaces. With the technique of mimesis Goudzwaard realizes compositions that find a balance between abstraction and figuration. The paintings always a transparent structure seen in layers composed of seemingly material elements.
The compositions often have a landscape structure, as in Collected and Scherenschnitt from 2012. The work Parts of Fragments shows the phenomenon of a composition that seems to zoom in on a constellation of stars. The imaginary space of the artist goes beyond the composition itself, because he is looking for the world between the paint and the surface of the canvas.
Kees Goudzwaard, born in 1958, Utrecht (The Netherlands), lives and works in Antwerp (Belgium) and Reusel (The Netherlands).
Recent solo exhibitions:
2012 ‘Setting For White’, Cardi Black Box Gallery, Milan (IT)
2011 ‘Tuning’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam (NL) (cat.)
2010 ‘Fragments and Gaps’, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
Image: Mark Manders, Acolyte Frena (facsimile, reduced to 50%) 2013 35 x 48 cm offset print on paper / 8 pages courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Opening De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, 18.01.2014, 4 p.m.
Opening De Vleeshal, 18.01.2014, 5 p.m.
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