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Koen Hauser

'Skulptura'

Sat 18 May 2019 - Saturday 22 June 2019

In his new exhibition, titled Skulptura, Koen Hauser (b.1972, the Netherlands) presents an eclectic collection of photographs featurng an array of objects and sculptures, many of them existing only in his imagination before they are materialised through the help of digital technologies.


In the words of author Merel Bem, “Koen Hauser never starts from the idea that a photo should represent reality in a direct way. As a photographer with a deeply rooted urge to create, he is therefore determined to (be able to) put reality into his own hands where photographic material is as plastic as wax and can be molded into every imaginable shape.”


Hauser’s work nearly always originates in historical books; from the colours that pervade through bygone publications to the expressive design language and the materiality of photographic reproductions found within. In Skulptura, he introduces sculptural artifacts of disparate origin, processing them with a diverse assortment of approaches and working methods. Importantly, Hauser does not rely on digital rendering alone to conjure up these motifs but also, at times, involves himself in the physical craft of making such pieces with clay. Other photographs derive from the photographs of objects from art history - with their museum like backdrops and in their original reproduction quality - he transforms them into newly envisioned images with the aid of photoshop.


Within his own process, Hauser very much acts as a magician; forming new connections and interactions whilst cross-fertilising various styles and forms from the world of sculpture, photography and fashion. At the same time, Hauser distinctly weaves notions from mythology, animism and spirituality into every corner of his work. All of these divergent methods, references and hybrid manifestations blend seamlessly together and can be interpreted as an anthology from Hauser’s wonderful world of biomorphe form language. The addition of source material in the form of clippings from old books that are displayed within this exhibition also fit his ways of thinking. 


As a result, not only sources of inspiration, but the origin or indebtedness of a visual idiom can be derived; paraphrasing a famous photo of Avedon and using three-dimensional scans of objects from, among others, the collections of the municipal museum The Hague and the Centraal Museum, including couture by Viktor and Rolf and Vivienne Westwood. In his works he also uses archives from the likes of Museum Boymans van Beuningen and Spaarnestad Photo. The statuette images in Skulptura evoke on the one hand the desire for spatial experience; of the ability to touch and feel yet the impossibility of this - inherent in the medium of photography - gives the images their sometimes uncomfortable, even oppressive charge. In this sense, Skulptura represents a sculptural dream world that is locked up in the second dimension.


Koen Hauser (b.1972, the Netherlands) is a contemporary artist who works with photography and film. He finished his Masters in Social Psychology (1996, Leiden University), followed later by his studes of Photography at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2002). He frequently collaborates with various cultural institutions, museums and archives such as the municipal museum of The Hague, the National Archives and the Rijksmuseum. He uses or refers to objects from their collections both on commission and in autonomous projects.
He has received various scholarships from the Mondriaan Fund and in 2014, acquired the title of ‘Photographer of the Fatherland’. His work is held in both national and international public and private collections, including municipal museum (The Hague) and The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston). His work has been shown in Europe, the United States and China in various solo and group exhibitions, including FOAM (Amsterdam), Unseen Photofair (Amsterdam), Institut Néerlandais (Paris) and the He Xiang Ning Art Museum (Shigzen, China).

 

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Mark Nettenbreijers

Being & Becoming

Sat 25 May 2019 - Sunday 30 June 2019

What comes to light when photographing nature with the approach and intent of creating a portrait? Looking at it not as an unnamed part of a landscape, but engaged more gently and focused, as an individual, a ‘portrait sitter’. A mortal being whose essence and traces of existence we can discover. A handle for our longing to perceive more than what is visible. A mirror for our own existence, revealing that ‘being’ means ‘becoming’.

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