Martin van Zomeren

Fa Fa Fa

11 Apr - 16 May 2015

© Aubry Broquard
Juliaan Andeweg, Bastien Aubry & Dimitri Broquard, Tom Humphreys, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Navid Nuur
11 April - 16 May 2015

ceramics to investigate how images are created and remain in our cultural collective unconscious.

Tom Humphreys’ work is often referred to as painting. However the main material is often ceramics, that is preferred to traditional supports such as canvas or paper. Printing and painting on ceramic tiles, the artist explores problems of taste always refusing any preset artistic mode of production.

The sculpture of Juliaan Andeweg reminds an anthropomorphic oven that will eventually host alchemical experiments. Finally the work in the exhibition of Navid Nuur investigates the different possibilities within the medium of painting. In ‘Redblueredblue’ (2007-2014), all physical and emotional traces are visible and the materials themselves - and not the canvas - are used as final form.
Bastien Aubry (1974, Switzerland) and Dimitri Broquard (1969, Switzerland) studied at the Ecole d’arts visuels Berne et Bienne, Switzerland. They teach in several art schools in Switzerland and live and work in Zurich. Recent solo exhibitions include institutions such as Kunsthaus, Glarus; Le Portique, espace d’art contemporain, Le Havre; Grand Palais, Bern; Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris.

Jean-Baptiste Maitre (1978, France), works in Paris and Amsterdam. Recent shows include ‘It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it’, Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam; CODEX, Wattis Institute for contemporary Arts, San Francisco; ’Stripe Paintings’, La Salle De Bain art center, Lyon; ‘This is what I meant’, P/////AKT, Amsterdam; and ‘Post-Sculpture’ with bruce McClean, Galerie 1m3, Lausanne.

Tom Humphreys (1972, UK) lives and works in London. His work was recently exhibited at What Pipeline, Detroit; Cura, Rome; Portikus, Frankfurt; Walden Affairs, The Hague; Christian Andersen, Copenhagen; High Art, Paris; Rob Tufnell, London; Bortolami Gallery, New York; Limoncello, London; Kunsthall, Bergen; Tomorrow, Toronto; Pro Choice, Vienna. Humphreys founded and operated Flaca, a London project space dedicated to facilitating collaborative, group, and solo exhibitions by young international artists that ran from 2003 to 2007.

Juliaan Andeweg (1986, Netherlands) is a current resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. His work was recently exhibited at Stroom, Den Haag; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; K.I. Beyonce, Amsterdam.

Navid Nuur (1976, Iran/Netherlands) lives and works in the Hague. His past exhibitions include major institutions such as Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest (2014); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2014); Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2014-2013); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); Parasol unit, London (2013), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (2011), Venice Biennale (2011), Museion, Bolzano (2011); Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2009).

Tags: Juliaan Andeweg, Tom Humphreys, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Navid Nuur