ABOUT THE FAIR

Kunsthal Citroën

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.

 

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ABOUT Inti Hernandez

Inti Hernandez lives and works in between Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Havana (Cuba).

The work of Inti Hernandez is embedded in the philosophy wherein life is defined as a perpetual flow of energy. In his view the question is no longer, “What can I pick out of this flow of energy to my personal liking and benefit?” but, "What could I contribute to this flow of life that is still missing?" Hernandez believes that by finding answers to this question your ideas will always be welcome and will allow you something in return.

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.

Architecture and Industrial design are both disciplines very much interconnected with daily life. In his work Hernandez plays with their language and with their multidisciplinary habits. By doing so he ensures a special flavour of common sense in his results. Through this process Hernandez obtains vital impute out of the dialogue with people, their dreams, ideas, necessities, priorities, spontaneity and initiative. He sees art as an established institution, which can be developed into business cases and showcases so that many other interests can participate with it- supporting it and being supported by it and thus gaining a benefit from it.

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ABOUT Renato Nicolodi

Renato Nicolodi was born in 1980, in Anderlecht, Belgium
He lives and works close to Brussels, Belgium.

The architectural work of Nicolodi is clearly monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he uniquely processes. It is only when the viewer steps onto the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he is invited to take part in a visual and physical search within the architectonic forms he has created. Different vantage points and views reveal subtle games of light gradations with the constantly recurring subjective black space, that remains inaccessible for the viewer, coaxing one into reflection. Pure formalistic language is given an almost sacred priority.

Renato Nicolodi studied Audiovisual and Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas in Brussels, and is a laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Gent. His work can be found in the SFMOMA, San Francisco; Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen; the collection of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium; the province of Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium; the city of Genk, Genk; The city of Lokeren, Lokeren; Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; Achmea collection, Zeist; Houthoff Buruma, Amsterdam; Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection, and many other international private collections.

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ABOUT Renie Spoelstra

 

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