Currently at Galerie De Zaal in Delft works by twelve artists are on show, based on their themes and working methods.
The exhibition was composed by painter Jaap van den Ende (1944) who divided the twelve artists into six couples, duos who have each one aspect, a working method or a theme, in common.
For Van Merendonk it is the colour chromium green and some basic shapes, movements and structures and for Akkerman it is his self portrait.
In the case of Akkerman the self portrait has become no more than a scheme to make extreme painterly variations on, while Van Merendonk’s theme and methods seem to be even more limited, concentrating on the subtleties of the outcomes.
In Janssen’s work that results in very different works in different materials in which there is always a sense of imperfection or a kind of upside-downness, while in Adriaansens’ paintings a new harmony is found in the methodical chaos she creates.
In Smejkal’s works the words, although perfectly well readable, seem to blur, while with Khouw words create the composition, balancing in between meaning and abstraction.
To both, but especially to Lippens’ works, decoration has become a meaningful aesthetic element.
In his currently presented paintings Monshouwer concentrates on the scheme of the one or two persons household apartments that were built in the 1970s, and gives them a new life with lyrical but subtle colours.
De Ruijter’s presented works concentrate on the patterns of circular sprinkling units used in agriculture in dryer places all over the globe, bringing them together as collections or examples of unearthly coins.
In the works by Jaap van den Ende and Eric Jan van de Geer (1965) reality is always given a second thought.
Almost literally in Van den Ende’s work; in fact his oeuvre has become more and more a method of thought and second thought of reality, while in Van de Geer’s works on show the inherent decomposition of the CMYK printing method makes them an ultimate afterthought of reality.
As a whole it is a very full and rich exhibition and a must see for those of you who think that the materiality of ideas is an inalienable aspect of visual art.
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