ABOUT THE FAIR
Galerie Ron Mandos is proud to present its booth at Untitled Miami 2017, including Katinka Lampe, Levi van Veluw, Hans op de Beeck and Mohau Modisakeng.
KATINKA LAMPE (NL, 1963) creates paintings that appear to be portrait-like at first, however, the focus is not on those portrayed. Lampe uses painting as a way to try to comprehend actuality. A way of testing perception and personal prejudgements. The models have been stripped of personal qualities and individual characteristics. Rather, they convey a feeling or expression and are a medium through which Lampe’s interpretation of her surroundings can be depicted. These powerful and sensitive works are tools through which the artist expresses her view of the world. Katinka Lampe has exhibited in, amongst others, Museum Arnhem, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, De Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Amorepacic Museum of Art, Seoul, and Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris. Lampe’s works can be found in collections such as AKZO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Salon Dahlmannm Berlin, Art Curial, Paris, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, Schunck*, Heerlen, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, ING, Amsterdam, Frisseras Museum, Athens, De Heus-Zomer, Barneveld, and Hugo & Carla Brown Collection, The Hague.
LEVI VAN VELUW (NL, 1985) produces multi-disciplinary works that include photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. His layered multi-disciplinary works of sublime design, modernist architecture and disruptive environments 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 works were shown at, amongst others, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Design Museum, London, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C, Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht and most recently with a solo presentation at The Armory Show, New York, 2017.
HANS OP DE BEECK (BE, 1969) creates large installations, sculptures, lms, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a re ection of our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invites them to immerse themselves in the image. He seeks to create a form of visual ction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection. We will present works from, amongst others, the series Vanitas. Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
His work has been shown at GEM, The Hague, MUHKA, Antwerp, The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, La Biennale di Venezia, Shanghai Biennale, Tate Modern, London, Unlimited Art Basel, and many more. Op de Beeck had an immense 2200 m2 retrospective “Out of the Ordinary” at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg this year.
MOHAU MODISAKENG (SA, 1986) uses material, metaphor and the black body as tools to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history that has been ignored in today’s society. The works explore our cultural, political, and social roles as human beings in post- colonial Africa and in particular post-apartheid South Africa. Represented through film, large-scale photographic prints, installations and performances, his work “doesn’t start off with an attempt to portray violence but it becomes mesmerising because although we might recognise history as our past, the body is indifferent to social changes.” Modisakeng represented South Africa during the Venice Biennale 2015 and 2017.
Modisakeng’s work is included in many public and private collections such as Zeitz MOCAA, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the IZIKO South African National Gallery in Cape Town, as well as SAATCHI Gallery in London. His work has also been exhibited at Dak’Art Biennale (Dakar) in 2012, Focus 11 (Basel) in 2011. In 2011 Modisakeng was awarded the 2011 SASOL New Signatures Award, and in 2016 he won the Standard Bank Young Artists Award.