POP UP GROUP SHOW: LOCATION PALEISSTRAAT 107 AMSTERDAM
As the turbulent 2022 comes to an end join us for lots of great artworks at Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam
Tuesday 20 December: 2-6 pm
Wednesday 21 December: 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday 22 December: 11 am – PARTY 6-10 pm with band TOTO BOROTO
Friday 23 December 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 24 December 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday 25 December: Closed for Christmas Holidays
Monday 26 December: Closed for Christmas Holidays
Tuesday 27 December: 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 28 December: 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday 29 December: 11 am – 6 pm
Friday 30 December: 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 31 December: 11 am – 2 pm
112 x 92 cm
Oil on Canvas
A moment can make it
240 x 210 cm
Oil on Canvas
175 x 130 cm
Oil on Canvas
Annabel Emson (UK)
Emson’s paintings are experimential performances on the relationship between the inner psychological terrain and the outside materialist world; through mark making and the language of paint she creates doorways into autobiographical landscapes that allow her to visually inhabit both worlds. Her paintings visualize bursts of energy and movement. One of the most striking features is that these compositions do not have a clear bottom or top. The work addresses fundamental thoughts on communion and belonging; creating an intimate common bond with her viewer; they are still, silent open relationships through which she is dialoguing.
Mariah Ferrari (USA)
Mariah Ferrari’s paintings explore touch and its relation to color, surface, and physical presence. Touch is the only sensation given to the figure, as it exists as a complete tangle of arms and legs. Unreal color, light, and water bring the figure’s ground to life, creating an environment enveloped in sensory information. Light and color create a layer of content in visual touch, as colors appear soft or hard, smooth or rough, immediate or still. Unreal color challenges the viewers preconceived associations with this color, transforming it into something tangible, physical, and admirable. Upon the surface of color are water drops, saturating the figure and ground. The physicality of water creates a haptic response, bringing the viewers’ attention to their own body and responses to being wet. Water also provides opportune moments for painting, such as highlight, shadow, and brush variety. Centering the viewer’s focus on touch and its concealed qualities brings attention to the sensory event of being alive.
Jim Mooijekind (NL)
Mooijekind makes dense ,figurative paintings.
In his works he mostly uses an autobiographical avatar in combination with a wide array of symbols and references to give form to the unresolved philosophical matters he has in his head.
He plays in a field where the grim, the Fun, the epic and the mundane can co-exist.
His artistic inspirations stem mostly from the autonomous and non-pretentious qualities of outsider artists. And the honesty and directness from the cartoons he used to watch growing up in the 90’s and first part of the 00’s.
Pepi Schikowski (DE)
Pepi Schikowski paints spontaneous and impulsive images, created with vigorous energy, joy, and strong curiosity.
An orange face, a village by sunset, or a smiling person showing their literal hourglass body are just a few of the larger-than-life-size figures portrayed in Schikowski’s wild brushstrokes and saturated colors.
Schikowski draws every day, making sketches and scribbles, both analog and digital. These sketches result in a growing collection spread across his studio, which forms the basis of his works. On a daily basis, he is looking around his workspace, browses through his sketches, and chooses one to turn into a painting. Working fast and energetic, it takes him only a couple of hours to finish a work. He strives to keep it as quick, intuitive, and honest as possible, feeding the belief that the painting needs to be done the second it starts to want to exist.
Carried out in monumental proportions, the immediacy and a striking dedication to the poetry of painting lead the creative process. By working in series, he is capable of experimenting with different approaches on how to make a painting, simultaneously keeping a playful challenge.
In this series, Schikowski is interested in both making a drawing and painting one. By closely mimicking the feeling of a quick sketch on the large scale, the intuitive speed and ease extend onto the canvas. Blocking in the figures into a tight colorful background equally locks them in place and sets them afloat.