Spring Blossom 2018

We proudly present Spring Blossom 2018: a new series of artist talks this spring at De Ateliers. You are very welcome to join these artist talks. All lectures start at 5pm sharp. Entrance € 5. RSVP office@de-ateliers.nl

Tuesday March 13th – Ryan Mosley
Tuesday March 20th – Marek Wieczorek: Mondrian’s Calling
Tuesday March 27th – James Richards
Tuesday April 3rd – Sarah Pichlkostner
Tuesday April 10th – Navid Nuur
Tuesday April 17th – Dan Walsh

Tuesday March 13th

Ryan Mosley (b.1980, Chesterfield, UK), lives in Sheffield

British artist Ryan Mosley paints freely and unabashedly from his imagination. His brushstrokes are expressive and gestural, giving the feeling that the fantastical characters that parade across his paintings have simply stepped out of their own psychedelic world and onto the canvas. His technicoloured palette only adds to this hallucinatory effect; bright stains of neon pink or incandescent orange often pulsate beside shadowy swathes of aubergine purples. Art historical and literary motifs frequently inform the merry assortment of characters threaded through Mosley’s paintings. The artist is represented by Alison Jacques Gallery (London), Eigen + Art (Berlin/Leipzig), Suzanne Vielmetter Projects (Los Angeles) and Tim Van Laere Gallery (Antwerp), where his works are exhibited regularly.

Tuesday March 20th

Marek Wieczorek: Mondrian’s Calling

Already during the 1920s, Piet Mondrian’s Paris studio took on mythical proportions as a visionary structure that developed out of his pioneering neo-plastic paintings. Surprisingly, commentators have never attempted to define the precise relationships that exist between these paintings and the studio walls with their dynamically placed colored pasteboards. In this lecture, Marek Wieczorek, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Washington in Seattle, will try to spell out these relationships, show how and why Mondrian considered the neo-plastic environment his calling, and offer suggestions as to why the work is still calling out to newer generations of artists, designers, and architects interested in integrated environments. Wieczorek, previoulsy guest tutor at De Ateliers, contributed to exhibitions in Europe and the US, including the retrospective of Georges Vantongerloo (Duisburg/The Hague), De Stijl (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris) and Mondrian’s studios (Tate Liverpool).

Tuesday March 27th

James Richards (b.1983, Cardiff, UK), lives in London

In the  video work of James Richards images and sounds merge into highly affective sequences, recombining footage from a wide range of sources. His ongoing exploration of the emotive power of appropriated video is a meditation on bodily and psychic sensations. Solo shows of James Richards took place at Kestner Gesellschaft (Hannover, 2017), ICA (London, 2016), Bergen Kunsthall (2016), Kunstverein München (2015), Magician Space (Beijing, 2014), CCA (Kitakyushu , 2012), Chisenhale Gallery (London, 2011) and Tate Britain (London, 2010). Richards participated in biennials in Istanbul (2015) and Venice (2013) and he represented Wales at the Venice Biennial 2017. He is the recipiënt of the Ars Viva Prize 2014 and Derek Jarman Award 2012 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2014. The artist is represented by Rodeo (Istanbul/London) and Cabinet (London).

Tuesday April 3rd

Sarah Pichlkostner (b.1988, Salzburg, Austria), lives in London

Former Ateliers-participant Sarah Pichlkostner creates sculptural objects and spatial settings, in which she investigates the representation of invisible processes such as the transmitting of energy, the passing of time and our psychological behaviour towards materials. As the artist stated: ‘When material is brought to an object, i.e. is made into one, and the function of this object is continuously developing over time, then the object is ultimately reflecting us’. In recent years, the artist had soloshows with her representatives Gallery Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, 2018 and 2017), Josh Lilley Gallery (London, 2017) and Gallery Hubert Winter (Vienna, 2017).

Tuesday April 10th

Navid Nuur (b.1976, Tehran, Iran), lives in The Hague

The way in which Navid Nuur relates to material, the space around him and his observations therein, can almost be regarded as devout. In Nuur’s sculptures and paintings, a very personal visual problem becomes the central question. Here, form is not necessarily the result of the idea, but materializes through a subjective program of requirements in which intuition has the upper hand. Major soloshows were recently held at Be-part (Waregem, 2017), International Criminal Court (The Hague, 2016, permanent), Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee, 2014), Trafo House (Budapest, 2014), Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht, 2013), Parasol Unit (London, 2013) and Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2013). Navid Nuur is represented by Gallery Max Hetzler (Berlin/Paris), Galeria Plan B (Berlin/Cluj) and Gallery Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam).

Tuesday April 17th

Dan Walsh (b.1960, Philadelphia, USA), lives in Brooklyn

Working from a pared-down repertoire of elemental forms (lines, grids, rectangles), American artist Dan Walsh creates abstract works which are both minimal and playful. In his paintings, drawings, prints and books, he explores images as they are shaped by the process of their own making. Walsh participated in many group shows worldwide, including the Lyon Biennial (2003), Ljubljana Biennial (2003) and Whitney Biennial (2014). The artist is represented by Paula Cooper (New York), Pace Prints (New York), Gallery Xippas (Paris), Gallery Tschudi (Zuoz), Gallery Slewe (Amsterdam) and Patrick De Brock Gallery (Knokke). His work will be subject of a solo show in the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht in 2018.