Gallery Season Opening 2020: SLOW by Katinka Lampe | Layers & Tracks curated by Philipp Bollmann

The 2020 gallery season will officially start on 3, 4 and 5 September. Gallery Viewer, the online platform to which 65 Dutch & Belgian galleries are affiliated, will also host the opening this year with a meeting point in Amsterdam, plenty of attention in Het Parool, a map with all participating Amsterdam galleries, thematic walking routes and guided tours by art-loving Dutch celebrities .

During the opening of the new season we, Galerie Ron Mandos, are delighted to welcome you to the gallery to discover two beautiful new presentations: SLOW by Katinka Lampe and Layers & Tracks curated by the extraordinary German curator Philipp Bollmann, featuring the works of Kathryn Andrews, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Jeff Elrod, Cathrin Hoffmann, Egor Kraft, Olaf Metzel, Manuel Resch & Maximilian Willeit, and Pieter Schoolwerth.

SLOW by Katinka Lampe is about the gentle and rigorous procedure that assures the impeccable finish of each painting. Her works often require up to ten layers of oil paint, each taking a week to dry. They are the result of highly stylized and choreographed compositions – photographed first, then drawn on paper and consequently cut out. The intricate stencils she uses to build up her layered works have become a trademark for Katinka Lampe. Her distinctive aesthetic seduces us to take time to slowly peel off the different layers and to contemplate the beauty of the paint on canvas.

The exhibition Layers & Tracks focuses on two different artistic tendencies. On the one hand, works that use the human figure to investigate how innovations and new technologies are changing the way we view people and how we can approach them visually in the twenty-first century. On the other hand, the exhibition presents non-figurative works that attempt to mediate between analog and digital imagery by incorporating a technology-based aesthetic. Both of the artistic approaches presented here testify to the endeavour to create images of our time through painting, clearly linked to its tradition and history, in which the digital is used as naturally as in all our lives.

Please Note:
To ensure your safety regarding the COVID-19 virus, we will adhere to the rules set out by the Dutch government. Therefore, we would like to ask you to reserve a time slot for a visit to our gallery. To reserve a time slot for a visit to our gallery, please contact our Gallery Manager Sheila Verdegaal at sheila@ronmandos.n

Upcoming Opening Hours:

Thursday 3 September: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday 4 September: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday 5 September: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday 6 September: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

ABOUT Katinka Lampe

Katinka Lampe 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 often uses accessories loaded with connotation to provoke loose characterizations of theme and mood. The imposed roles played by her models, their poses, expressions, and their way of being dressed, mostly copied from magazines, the internet or old master paintings, obscure their personality and provoke deeper and subjective meaning in the minds of the viewers. Through these juxtapositions the artist explores important societal themes relating to identity, aging, color, and the ever-growing dependence on media.

Katinka Lampe is an artist based in Rotterdam, 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 Arnhem, Arnhem,NL: Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; Singer Museum, Laren, NL, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NL ; Untitled Art San Francisco, USA and Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, USA. Her work is included in the collections of 21C Museum Hotels, USA; West Sun Capital Collection, Montreal,CA: Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL; APMA, AmorePacific Museum of Art Seoul, KR; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris, FR; Museum More, Gorssel, NL; Schunck*, Heerlen, NL; Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam,Nl; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL; ING Collection, Amsterdam, NL; Art Curial, Paris, FR; Frisseras Museum Athens, GR, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection.

Katinka Lampe was born in 1963 in Tilburg, NL
She lives and works in Rotterdam, NL