How many times is that your anwer when asked how you are? The quest for sincerity is a source of inspiration for Sophie de Vos, a fine art student at ArtEZ - Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. She invalidates the meaning of the words with a combined presentation of photographs, a video and performance she introduced last weekend during Woeste Gronden #7 at Buitenplaats Koningsweg. De Vos lit up the wooded scenery of the location not just with her work, bus also by the MIR she worked from.
Inside the warm but sterile ‘space station’ De Vos was calmly working on her repetition work by neatly rewriting ‘I’m Fine’ on a roll of paper. Surrounded by portraits of people who were ‘just fine’ as well. De Vos’s work is simple, easy to read but still layered and never shallow. A scense of transparency you also find in her other projects such as The Emporers Clothes, Covered Nude and Paper Pieces. A young talent to be followd since she makes more than fine work!
Text and photos by Lisa Telussa
Another and another and… By John Körmeling at the Van Abbemuseum. #ddw
I recently had the privilege of working together with the young artist Maarten Hoogendijk. Although fresh out of ArtEZ - Institute of the Arts - he already had his work featured in several exhibitions and considering his drive will continue showcasing his work the next couple of years. He is a thinker, a dreamer if you like, and believes there should always be artists (you know, the ones with a capital A) to shed a different light on things. Make you see things that are already there. It’s in this where Hoogendijk’s work excels. Spitting Rainbows is a perfect example. His work is pure and simple. You almost could have came up with the idea yourself, but you didn’t. He did.
A Utensil is Not Just a Utensil by James Stoklund
Before you snapping selfies on your camera phone, portrait magic was being made in photo booths everywhere. Charlotte Neil’s Behind the Curtain series embodies all of those special moments made in the common photo booth.
via Beautiful Decay