ABOUT THE FAIR
ON SHOW AT BOOTH 35
> Inti Hernandez Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL and Havana, Cuba
Hernandez sees art as a medium to create conversation and dialogue. The very nature of his work embodies collaboration. He explores meanings and triggers reflection through his artistic process and through the interaction with those who engage with his work. The more ideas are adopted as another’s subject, the more energy they gather and the more they connect to something fundamental. When ideas mange to create conversations they become something undeniable.
> Rik Smits Lives and works in The Hague, NL
Rik Smits studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. His work shows the contrast between religion and capitalism, depicted in scenery of architectural landscapes. These landscapes show the contours of an imaginary city, which breathes the human ambition towards power and status. The large-scale buildings remind of the industrial utopias that prevailed in the human mind, but failed to shine or provide peace and humanity in the real world. On show are his most recent drawings and sculptures.
> Renie Spoelstra Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL
The intention of the huge charcoal drawings of Spoelstra is to let the viewer experience an atmosphere of deliberate apathy; hours and days go by in a split second, every moment frozen in time and every moment equal to the other. Consequently, characteristics of actual observations are diminished, making the unique more common and indefinite, so that they can function as a substitute for many similar places. Her works are included in collections as Dreyfus Family, Vervoordt, Guerlain, Nederlandsche Bank, Caldic, Picardie France and many more.
> Levi van Veluw Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL
Levi van Veluw studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. Since graduating in 2007, he has produced multi- disciplinary works that include photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. His works has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards. Included in numerous prominent private and publicly held collections worldwide.
ALSO ON SHOW | BEELD curated by Joost Declercq and Karel Schampers
>> Rik Smits
>> Renato Nicolodi Lives and works in Borchtlombeek, BE
The architectural work of Nicolodio is monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he uniquely processes. It is only when the viewer steps into the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he invited to take part in a visual and physical search with in the architectonic forms.
Wednesday 27 May from 5 pm - 9 pm Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 May from 11 am - 7 pm Sunday 31 May from 11 am - 5 pm
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