ABOUT THE FAIR

Galerie Ron Mandos is delighted to participate in the first edition of Art Island, taking place from Thursday March 3 to Saturday March 5, 2022. Art Island is a new fair for contemporary art with 24 of the best galleries in Amsterdam.

The fair will take place on Fort Island, a 4-hectare former defense island in the mouth of the North Sea Canal near IJmuiden, which is a UNESCO heritage site. A boat connection takes visitors to their destination. Art Island also promises to be exclusive. Due to the corona measures, the fair is sold out with a total of 1,600 visitors. It is necessary to reserve a time slot. For more information click here.

Inside the underground bunkers of Fort Island, we will be showing a new video work by Jacco Olivier of an active volcano. This video is an animation of at least 100 painted mountains in which each image shows a slight change in movement. Olivier photographed each painting and assembled them on his computer into an astonishing film that grabs us and doesn’t let go. Watch a teaser of the film Saint Victoire below.

ABOUT Jacco Olivier

Jacco Olivier was born in 1972 in Goes, The Netherlands
He lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jacco Olivier fuses painting and filmmaking by repeatedly reworking paintings in generous casual brush strokes and systematically photographing each development. The various stages are combined into projected animations. The resulting films are enigmatic and experiential – moving in and out of abstraction they reveal the traces and decisions made by the artist in the process of painting. While there is a clear and quite complex process involved in their creation, Olivier does not set a thematic agenda for the works, or for their relationship to one another. The films are instead imagined as windows onto converging, and often elegantly simple, moments of daily life – a bus journey, a swim in the ocean, or a walk through the woods. At this convergence of painting and cinema, however, lies an uneasy tension, a feeling that something is about to happen or has just happened that is unexpected and beyond our control.

Jacco Olivier is a graduate of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. He has exhibited worldwide, notably at ZKM, Karlsruhe; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht; MCA Denver, CO; The 56th Venice Biennial, Venice; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; New York City Center/New Museum, New York, NY, and GEM, The Hague. His art is held in many public collections, including Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; the Honart Museum, Tehran; the Zabludowicz Collection, London, and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. In 2019, he was awarded the Jeanne Oosting Prize for figurative painting in The Netherlands.

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