Sebastiaan Schlicher

Sebastiaan Schlicher IntroductionBiographyIntroduction In Sebastian Schlicher’s (1975) drawings ecstatic stage performers, cult members, religious types, occultists, survivalists or politicians appear who are in a state of melancholia, rage or fear. They have put themselves into a pathetic battle mode, struggling to get through life, trying to find heroic, symbolic ways to overcome their own mortality…

Ed Pien

Ed Pien IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Taiwanese Canadian artist Ed Pien (1958) expresses deep human fears in his work. Grotesque creatures are cropping up in his drawings; demons, spirits and ghosts. Thus he continues an age-old tradition in Western and Asian art, the representation of hell. During a journey through China he discovered the cut-out drawing, especially used…

Erik Pape

Erik Pape IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Ever since the start of his long career, Erik Pape (1942) has been fascinated by the city of Paris. His first subjects were the Canal St. Martin and the round basins in the Tuileries gardens, rendered in an atmospheric, almost abstract manner. After this he started to paint bold images of Notre…

Christie van der Haak

Christie van der Haak IntroductionBiographyIntroduction In the 1980s Christie van der Haak (1950) established her name as an artist with paintings of madonnas, which she partly covered with ornamental shapes. The ornament has been a constant in her work ever since. Around 2003, Christie van der Haak gradually switched from painting to designing textile patterns.…

Dieter Mammel

Dieter Mammel IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Dieter Mammel (1965) uses a special technique in his paintings. He paints with ink on raw canvas which is made wet, so that the colour runs out and branches whimsically. One can see clearly that the images have been painted from photographic examples. First, he used pictures from his own family album,…

Seekee Chung

Seekee Chung IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Seekee Chung’s (1979) works are best described as 3-d windows. In a recessed rectangular framework covered with frosted glass she places cut-out fragments of photographs beside and behind one another. Seekee Chung searches the Internet for her images. Frequently these are interiors in which the light is coming in from outside through…

Robine Clignett

Robine Clignett IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Colour is central in the work of Robine Clignett (1948). In her watercolours Robine Clignett sparingly applies the pigment on the paper with a broad brush to allow the colour to subtly reveal itself. The forms she uses are derived from nature, but are not descriptive; the main point is expressing what is…

Diederik Gerlach

Diederik Gerlach IntroductionBiographyIntroduction In his paintings, Diederik Gerlach (1956) frequently refers to the past, not only drawing from his archive of pictures from old travel magazines and advertising brochures, but also quoting from art history, in particular from German Romanticism. After a careful process of formation and deformation these images become transformed. The result is…

Marcel van Eeden

Marcel van Eeden’s geboortejaar 1965 is cruciaal in zijn oeuvre. Alle voorstellingen die hij tekent zijn afkomstig uit de tijd vóór zijn geboorte. Dat betekent dat hij werkt naar bestaand beeldmateriaal, dat hij vindt in oude tijdschriften, boeken of kranten.

Martin Assig

In het werk van Martin Assig (1959) is altijd een combinatie aanwezig van zinnelijkheid en spiritualiteit. Het menselijk lichaam staat centraal; als een antieke vruchtbaarheidsgodin met talloze borsten maar ook als een kwetsbare behuizing van de ziel.