Beyond Boundaries


May truly is an exhibition month for me! I have two pieces in the Surface Design Association exhibition 'Beyond Boundaries', organised by Zijdelings, Tilburg, NL, one in each of the two venues:

Bogolan Head at High Five Art Gallery, Baarle Nassau, NL, May 2 - August 22, 2021
Painted Head at Galerie Zone, Leiden, NL, May 2 - 30, 2021

Work from 30 textile artists from 10 different European countries is exhibited, spread over both locations. Originally, the exhibition had been planned as part of last year's postponed (to 2022) Textile Festival Leiden.

19_Bogolan Head,H96xW66xD42(700)Bogolan Head, 2019, H96 x W66 x D42 cm
19_Painted head,H29xW18xD22(700)Painted Head, 2019, H29 x W18 x D22 cm

Graduation show Academie Arendonk

Last year I finished my five-year drawing studies at Academie Arendonk, B. Due to the pandemic the graduation show had to be postponed until it finally was possible (with restrictions of course) from April 27 - May 1, 2021! I am so happy and proud to be finally be able show two of the pieces of the Edgelanders series I have made during a year long project, both the largest and the smallest. The works of the drawing laureates were even installed at the Galerie NZ, Arendonk, a beautiful new gallery on the premises of the academy. A rare opportunity.
Now I am half way the 2-years specialisation. On to next year!

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21-05-01_expo ArendonkEdgelander XXL (left) and Edgelander XXS (right)

Textile Triennial, Hungary

Another wonderful selection: my work Thoughts can be seen in Mini category of the 7th Triennial of Textile Arts at the Art Gallery Szombathely, Hungary from 2021, June 18 - August 28.

20_Thoughts_5x11x18cm_all1(72)Thoughts, 2020, H5 x W11 x D18 cm

Scythia Fibre Art 2021

I'm very happy to be able to show three works in both the 10th International Mini Textile Art Biennial Exhibition and the 2nd International Micro Textile Art Biennial Exhibition at Ivano Frankivs'k, Ukraine, from 2021, June 1 - 15.

20_Cluster(72)Cluster, 2020, H9 x W21 x D21 cm, in the Mini Exhibition

20_Protection2(72)Protection 2, 5 x 5 x 5 cm, in the Micro Exhibition

20_Protection3(72)Protection 3, 5 x 5 x 5 cm, in the Micro Exhibition

Zervas Art Web Gallery

Artist Bikkel has invited me to participate in an online presentation of 21 Dutch artists at Zervas Art Web Gallery. A great honour. I know Bikkel since the 6th Florence Art Biennial in 2007. After that I have exhibited a couple of times with her at Gallery Kunst aan de Kade in Rotterdam and Delft.
Featured in the Zervas Gallery is my installation Containers, a brand new artwork made of plastic and charcoal powder, dealing with aerosols as the carriers of fine particles, viruses and such. Comment on air pollution.

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