Hallucinogenic

Saturday, June 6th till Saturday, August 8th, 2020

Curated by artist and participant Koen Delaere.

‘Hallucinogenic’ is loosely based on the idea that was coined by Marshall McLuhan. Talking about the poetry of Ezra Pound, McLuhan comes up with this notion he calls ‘juxtaposition without copula’. He asks the question ‘who speaks this poem?’, meaning there can be different voices in one sentence speaking at the same time. So which voice is talking to you while reading it?

When you translate this to painting, different forces can be simultaneously active on a single canvas. The painting is a field of force without official syntax, resistant to translation. I like this idea and find it useful in my practice. A painting has several things going on at the same time. According to Ezra Pound such a juxtaposition, situating two or more things side by side, will establish relationships, which he calls images. In my opinion, these relationships become incredibly tight, combining the dimensional with the real, every day here and now, and the physical space (performance) with the relational space (picture).

Hallucinogenic’ is a collaboration between Project Space On The Inside and Gerhard Hofland Gallery Amsterdam. The show takes place in both venues:

Gerhard Hofland Gallery
Bilderdijkstraat 165C Amsterdam, Thursday – Saturday 13.00-17.00

Project Space On The Inside
tt. Melaniaweg 1 Amsterdam, Monday – Friday 9.30-17.00 and Saturday 13.00-17.00

Participating artists:

Erin Lawlor (1969, UK) lives and works in London, England. She graduated from Paris-Sorbonne University, France, and received her bachelor’s degree in History of Art in 1992. Her work is displayed in many private and public collections, such as the New Art Collection, Cambridge, UK, and the Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia. She is represented by the New York gallery, Miles McEnery, and has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide.

Henning Strassburger (1983, GER) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2009 and did a professorship at the Art Academy Karlsruhe in 2016 and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014. He has been represented in many solo exhibitions in various cities throughout Germany and in London, New York, Milan, Portugal, and Chicago. Furthermore, he has been involved in several group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Germany, New York, Paris, and Switzerland.

Philipp Kremer (1981, GER) lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied at the Universität der Kunste in Berlin, Germany in 2000 and at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam during the year 2011-2012. He has been represented in solo and group exhibitions throughout Germany, The Netherlands, Bucharest, and America and has had a solo exhibition at the Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles, USA in 2019. He won the Mondriaan Fund in 2014, the Royal Dutch Painting Award in 2013, and did a residency in South Korea at the Asia Culture Center.

Arthur Löwen (1987, RUS) lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied at the Kunsthochschule Mainz, Germany in 2008-2012, following which he studied at the University of Arts Braunschweig, Germany 2012-2015. He has been represented in exhibitions in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and France. He had a solo exhibition in 2018, and a duo exhibition in 2020 with Koen Delaere at Fiebach, Minninger in Germany.

Janine van Oene (1988, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam (NL). In 2014 she graduated from the HKU University of Arts in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 2014 to 2016. In 2017 Van Oene was selected for the Prospects & Concepts of the Mondriaan Fund and was awarded the Dutch Royal Prize for Modern Painting. The work of Van Oene is housed in various collections, such as De Nederlandsche Bank, KMPG, The Royal Art Collection, and ING Art Collection, AkzoNobel, among many others.

Max Frintrop (1982, GER) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He completed his studies at the Academy of Art, Düsseldorf, Germany from2003 to 2009. Since his studies, he has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Germany, Belgium, Italy, and New York.

Piet Dieleman (1956, NL) lives and works in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam. Dieleman has had exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout The Netherlands, the US, Germany and Italy. His work is part of private, and museum-collections such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Dordrechts Museum, Vleeshal Middelburg (NL), Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

Thomas Swinkels (1988, NL) lives and works in Tilburg and Berlin. He graduated from the AKV|St. Joost Breda, The Netherlands and was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 2017 to 2019. Solo exhibitions of Swinkel’s work have taken place at Spirit Shop, Lissabon, Portugal (2019); PARK, Tilburg, (NL, 2019), and P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2016). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Framer Framed, Amsterdam; De Ateliers, Amsterdam; De Appel, Amsterdam;  The La Brea Studio, Los Angeles and Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. He is co-founder of the artist-run space Root Canal. 

Koen Delaere (1970, BE) studied fine arts at Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg. In 2006 he won the Wolvecamp prize. Delaere’s work was shown in Los Angeles, New York, and Brussels, and recently in Stockholm, Sao Paolo, Abu Dhabi, and Munich. His work is part of various international renowned public collections, such as Centraal Museum Utrecht, Vleeshal Middelburg, and CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES), and esteemed corporate collections such as ABN Amro Bank, Rabobank and Akzo Nobel, as well as private collections in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan.