Solace at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

I’m very happy to announce that Solace is for its first time presented in Asia at the show “Exploring the Media Boundaries” at the Digiark Gallery in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

It’s part of a group show together with works from Marnix the Nijs, Silvio Vujicic, Carolien Teunisse & Bram Snijders and others. It deals with works that are in the realm of new media, but make cross overs to other disciplines.

Statement of the Show:

“New technology has encouraged the production of cross-media and interdisciplinary art. The audience is able to explore the relationship between the body and the environment through multisensory experience. With the sensory experience augmented by technology to surpass reality, the objective of Exploring the Media Boundaries is to investigate the realm of the media constructed by technological materials and media and also the formation of new relationships. As new and old media and mediators are inter-exchanged with effects created, it is predicted that we could be faced with a world of ambiguous media boundaries, with the former familiar reality overlapped with the new reality produced by new technologies and cross-media. With the boundaries between media blurred, the interactions conducted could then lead to hybrid procreations.”

The opening of the show was the 14th of June, accompanied with lectures from the artists, I gave a lecture on all my works dealing with soap film, called a  ”Triptych on Soap Film”. The show will run till the 17th of August. Here are some photo’s and video: click here

Here is the website of the NTMFA and Digiark Gallery

and more information about the exhibition: click “Exploring the Media Boundaries”

Solaris at Saatchi Gallery

I was very proud to present my latest work Solaris at the Saatchi Gallery in London this last October. It was shown as part of a triptych, together with the work of Matthijs Munnik and Geert Mul and presented by curator Piet de Jonge with the subject matter of DEFYING THE NOTION OF ART AS COMMODITY

Piet de Jonge: “My choice is a critical note to the concept of an art fair where artworks are being traded. This selection of works is about the necessity of taking your time to actually experience the impact of an artwork. All three artists work with the notion of time and visual impact. They are presenting works that defy the notion of the artwork as a commodity.”

 

Solace at ]Interstice[ Festival, Caen, France

Solace was shown in May at the ]Interstice[ Festival in Caen, France together with great works from ao. Cod.Act, Ryoichi Kurokawa and Aki Onda
For more information on the Festival, click here
For images of Solace during the exhibition, click here

It was shown in a renewed version with a new mechanical system, software and recipe, to obtain longer lasting soap films, this resulted in fractal like patterns in the soap films.                                        (click on image for larger photo)

 

Solace at Almost Cinema, Ghent

I was very happy to present Solace at Almost Cinema 2012. It was presented under the best conditions, especially temperature wise. The soap films lasted very long and new patterns started to appear in the film. Thanks to HC Gilje for the image.
                                       (click on image for larger photo)

 

Blogs about Solace in Huffington Post & The Creators Project

Solace received a beautiful review from the Huffington Post and I also gave an interview to The Creators Project about my work.

See links here:

Huffington Post

The Creators Project

& 2 reviews in the Triangulation Blog and FastCoDesign

Solace in Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US

I’m very proud to present Solace as part of the group show ”Light, Matter, Memory“, together with works from Yoko Seyama (JP), Macular (NL) and Diane Landry (CA).

The exhibition will open on July 14th at 17:30 at Wood Street Galleries and runs till the 9th of Sep 2012, daily, except for Monday & Tuesday

Location: Woodstreet Galleries, 601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

More information about “Light, Matter, Memory” on the Wood Street Galleries website: see here.
Update: for some images of the opening: see here.