Esther Tielemans

20 Oct - 24 Nov 2012

© Esther Tielemans
Reflections of the Images within, 2012
photography Peter Cox
Celebrating the importance of being playful
20 October - 24 November 2012

Esther Tielemans (1976, Helmond, Netherlands) paints panels as if they were props, full of colour, hanging on the wall, lying on the floor or hanging loose in space. The visitor is able to wander trough the abstract landscapes she creates. Tielemans draws attention to the visual quality of concentration, sensation, relation, attraction and repulsion, and places these in the world as if it was a stage. Where power and sensation often commit in a battle for attention in our visual culture, Tielemans manages to merge them together. Whereas previously Tielemans represented the landscape, in her new spacial installations, the work has become a landscape itself. The representation has been removed from the wall and is freely placed in space: an environment in the truest sense of the word. Tielemans makes the traditional relation between viewer and object disappear. The spacial installations are meant to absorb the audience.

Tielemans studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. A.o. her work has been exhibited at Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (2011), Kunstverein Leverkusen (2010), Zurcher Studio, New York (2010), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2008) and several times at AKINCI, Amsterdam and at Zurcher Gallery in Paris. She participated in Group shows at SCHUNK-Glaspaleis, Heerlen (2010), Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2008) together with Lily van der Stokker, De Appel, Amsterdam (2005), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2003), Gemeente Museum, Den Haag (2002). Tielemans has won the Prix de Rome Award Netherlands (2005).

Tags: Lily van der Stokker