ABOUT THE FAIR
Booth C28 & C30, Brussels, Tour & Taxis
Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to participate in Art Brussels 2018. The gallery will present a group show with works by Hans Op de Beeck, Daniel Arsham, Renato Nicolodi, Renie Spoelstra, Boris Tellegen, Levi van Veluw and the collective Troika as well as a solo presentation with new work by Ivan Grubanov.
HANS OP DE BEECK (BE, 1969) produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it.
Op de Beeck lives and works in Belgium. Recent solo shows were at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), Screen Space (Melbourne) and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Recently Op de Beeck participated in group shows at Centre Pompidou (Paris), MAXXI (Rome) and Belvedere Museum Vienna, among others.
DANIEL ARSHAM (US, 1980) straddles the line between art, architecture and performance. His sculptural works are poetic constructions made up of juxtapositions of form and material. Arsham offers a brief glimpse into our current culture and its signifiers, as if seen far off into the future.
Arsham is a New York City based artist raised in Miami. His work has been shown at PS1 (NYC), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami), The New Museum (NYC), Mills College Art Museum (Oakland) and Carré d'Art de Nîmes among others.
RENATO NICOLODI (BE, 1980) seeks to evoke a universal sacredness in his work. His sculptures and paintings form mental beacons for people who live in an age where society has gone into overdrive. The works are visual anchors that invite the visitor to reflect and meditate.
Nicolodi lives and works in Belgium. His work is included in the public collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the city of Genk, the city of Lokeren, Achmea, Houthoff Buruma, the former Design Vlaanderen, as well as in many international private collections.
RENIE SPOELSTRA (NL, 1974) uses film footage as a starting point for her charcoal drawings. The series Longing (Island) is inspired by footage made on La Palma. The depicted natural forces appear balanced as the dead point of the swing, a moment to hold one's breath. For Spoelstra these moments evoke a deep existential desire or longing.
Spoelstra lives and works in the Netherlands. Her work has been exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and Rijksmuseum Twenthe (Enschede). Her work has been included in renowned collections such as MACBA (Barcelona), Centraal Museum Utrecht, and Museum Voorlinden (Wassenaar).
BORIS TELLEGEN (NL, 1968) investigates the tension between schedule and happenstance; the semblance of order schematically undone by chaos. He captivates the spatial relationship between the real and the conceptual in a geometrical style with perspective.
Tellegen lives and works in the Netherlands. The exhibition UnPlot is on show at Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, until 5 May 2018. Recent exhibitions include MIMA (Brussels), Les Abattoirs (Toulouse), Amsterdam Museum and Palais de Tokyo (Paris). In 2017 Tellegen created a series of sculptures between Amersfoort and Utrecht in the framework of De Stijl's centenary celebration.
LEVI VAN VELUW (NL, 1985) creates layered multi-disciplinary pieces that possess a strange, unreal beauty with no perception of time, space and reality. Many of his works feature a combination of grids and geometric forms, which explore the idea of a deep immeasurable space.
Van Veluw's work has been exhibited widely in international museums and institutions, such as Museum of Sound and Image (São Paulo), Centraal Museum Utrecht and Beit Ha'ir Tel Aviv Museum (Tel Aviv). His work is included in both public and private collections such as the Borisan Collection, the Caldic Collection and the KPMG art collection.
TROIKA is a collective formed by Eva Rucki (GE, 1976), Conny Freyer (GE, 1976) and Sebastien Noel (FR, 1977) in 2003. With a particular interest in the subjective and objective readings of reality and the various relationships we form with technology, their works challenge our prescriptions of knowledge, control, and what it means to be human in an age of advanced technology.
The members of Troika live and work in London. Their work is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), MoMA (NYC), The Art Institute of Chicago and the Israel Museum (Jerusalem).
The group show was partly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.
IVAN GRUBANOV (SRB, 1976) is constantly trying to innovate the medium of painting. Being born himself in a country with a turbulent past, he became intrigued by the articulation of historical memory against contemporary conditions. In the solo presentation COUNTERPICTURING he creates a site-specific installation dealing with the complexity of the political body taking control over reality through revolt.
Grubanov represented Serbia at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Recent solo shows include the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens), Laboratorio 987 at MUSAC (León) and the Gallery of the Belgrade Cultural Centre. Recent group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Krakow), Witte de With (Rotterdam) and the 10th Istanbul Biennial.