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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.

ABOUT Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck (Be) 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.

He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.

He has had substantial institutional solo shows at the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art of The Hague, The Hague, NL (2004); MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, B (2006); Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL (2007); the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US (2010); Kunstmuseum Thun, CH (2010); Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES (2010); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, IRL (2012); Kunstverein Hannover, D (2012); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA (2013); the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA (2013); FRAC Paca, Marseille, F (2013); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Boston MA, US (2014); MOCA Cleveland, OH, US (2014); Sammlung Goetz, Munich, D (2014); Screen Space, Melbourne, AU (2015); Espace 104, Paris, FR (2016); Art Unlimited, Basel, CH (2016); Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, AU (2017); Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE (2017); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE (2017); Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, IT (2017); ...

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ABOUT Katinka Lampe

Katinka Lampe (1963, Tilburg, NL) traverses the realms of figurative, expressionist, and abstract painting in her soft, yet uncanny, portraits. Her works, though imbued with a sense of realism, are not meant to represent those that they depict. Resemblance is not the defining characteristic of these pieces. Instead, the artist sees the figures as visual impressions that, once transformed by her gaze, become representative of larger themes within society, rather than the individual. Lampe uses accessories loaded with connotation to provoke loose characterizations of theme and mood. The seemingly simple inclusion of wigs and false lashes, or the placement of a scarf, alter the interpretation of the children depicted and imply elevated symbolic and metaphorical status that requires deeper interpretation. The result creates a catalyst to provoke deeper and subjective meaning in the minds of the viewers. Through these juxtapositions the artist explores important societal themes relating aging, race, and the ever-growing dependence on media.

Katinka Lampe is an artist based out of The Netherlands. She received her degree from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally in a variety of galleries, museums, and prominent art fairs such as Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, and Untitlled Art Fair, Miami Beach. Her work is included in the collections of Museum 21C, United States; Museum Arnhem, Arnhem; APMA, AmorePacific Museum of Art Seoul, Korea; Salon Dahlmann, Berlin; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris; Museum More, Gorssel; Schunck*, Heerlen; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam; Art Curial, Paris; Frisseras Museum Athens, Greece; and in many other prominent collections. Lampe’s work has been featured in numerous publications including ArtTravel Magazine, ELLE Décor, and Public Art Magazine, among others.

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ABOUT Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw was born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985 and  studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

Since graduating in 2007, Levi van Veluw has produced multi-disciplinary works that includes photographs, videos, sculptures, installations and drawings. This varied body of work has been showcased in many different locations across Europe and the United States, earning him a number of nominations and awards.

The artist first became known in 2008 with his solo exhibition Landscapes at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. This coincided with him being awarded the International Photo Award in New York for the photo series "Ballpoints", and the selection of one of his video works for the Whitstable Biennale UK.

In 2010, the work of the artist was showcased in a series of major museum exhibitions, including the exhibition "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem and Ars Electronica in Linz.

2013 saw the publication of the book "Origin of the Beginning". This singular book is a work of art in itself, published in an edition of 1000 hand-signed copies. The book, which is widespread among collectors and enthusiasts, provides an overview of the artist’s work from 2006 to 2013, a rich oeuvre that includes photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and videos.

The work of Levi Veluw has been exhibited internationally in leading museums and institutions, and is included in both public and private collections, including the Borusan Collection, Museum Voorlinden collection, the Ekard Collection and KPMG. In addition to his work in his individual practice, Levi van Veluw has also worked on commissions for private clients. In this way, he has collaborated, in 2012, with curator Marc Coetzee on the film “Family” in the frame of the "Films4peace" project. In 2014, van Veluw created for Hermès a life-sized site-specific installation for one of their main windows in Shanghai. Van Veluw’s works have also been widely shown at international art fairs such as, among others, The Armory Show New York, Art Brussels, Volta Basel, Unseen Amsterdam and the Barcelona Loop Fair Barcelona.

The work of Levi Veluw is widely appreciated, including in the popular media. As such, the work has been presented in radio and TV programmes such as Arte TV and VPRO Radio, and in more than 150 printed publications, including, among many others, Domus magazine, Interview magazine, Arte Al Limite and Frame Magazine. Prominent newspapers such as the Financial Times, the Volkskrant, NRC and the New York Times have showcased and discussed his work.

More information can be found on the website www.levivanveluw.nl.This site presents all the artist’s work in chronological order, with accompanying information.

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ABOUT Mohau Modisakeng

Material, metaphor and the black body are the tools that Mohau Modisakeng uses to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history that has been ignored in today’s society, on how we understand 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, so it remembers.”

Born in Soweto, an epicentre of black urbanity and cosmopolitan culture, the multi-award winning Mohau Modisakeng is a product of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art. Mentored by Jane Alexander and predominantly working and training in sculpture, he completed his undergraduate degree in 2009 then completed his Masters degree at the same institution. He was awarded the SASOL New Signatures Award for 2011 and has exhibited at Armory Show, New York (2016); Saatchi Gallery, London (2012); Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar (2012); Focus 11 and Basel (2011). In 2013 Modisakeng produced an ambitious new video work in association with Samsung as a special project for the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair. His work is included in public collections such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town and SAATCHI Gallery, London as well as significant private collections such as Zeitz MOCAA. He currently lives and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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