BELOW THE SURFACE

A solo exhibition by Pim Palsgraaf
May 18 – July 06, 2024

Pim Palsgraaf
Light behind the wall 06, 2022
Mixed media
98 x 60 x 22 cm

BELOW THE SURFACE

May 18 – July 6, 2024

You are personally invited to the festive opening of a solo exhibition
by artist Pim Palsgraaf

Saturday May 18 | 3PM – 5PM
Art + Drinks

Looking forward seeing you on May 18!

NL=US Art Gallery

Exhibition statement

The exhibition titled ‘Below the Surface’ reflects on the relationship between urbanity and nature.

At first glance, the artworks in the exhibition are an accumulation of dilapidated buildings and architectural structures hanging and standing in space. They are made of recycled wood, concrete, and other building materials. The choice of building materials used refers to the construction and deconstruction of modern urban landscapes.

Time is an important element in Palsgraaf’s work. Every building and structure no matter how large or sturdy will at some point turn into a ruin. Yet it is not just about the constant process of construction and destruction, nihilism and consumerism or life and death but rather about the duality that makes up our world.

The perspective lines in the works are based on the systems devised to visualize our dreams and construct the world around us. At the same time, these systems give us false hopes of capturing reality and understanding our own perception. Palsgraaf decided a few years ago to investigate his own perception and spent five days in a completely sealed dark room, without time or sound. It became clear to him that time is only a concept and perception is a construct of the mind.

He decided to translate these findings into his work. His goal is to convey his experiences of time and perception to the viewer to create a moment of silence and total doubt, where for a moment the viewer seems to have lost all grip on the world.

Pim Palsgraaf
Illusion of space 14, 2024
Mixed media
94 x 74 x 8 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Mycelium 01, 2021
Mixed media
127 x 60 x 60 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Fading memory 04, 2024
Mixed media
320 x 226 x 150 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Illusion of space 15, 2024
Mixed media
180 x 95 x 35 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Light behind the wall 08, 2023
Mixed media
60 x 64 x 7 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Traces of existence 07, 2024
Mixed media
97 x 145 x 78 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Grim silence 11, 2022
Mixed media
30 x 38 x 35 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Dark matter 04, 2023
Mixed media
40 x 50 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Dust particle 05, 04, 03, 2024
Photo collage
23 x 18 cm, 20 x 15,5 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Dust particle 06, 07, 2024
Photo collage
20 x 15,5 cm, 20 x 15,5 cm

Pim Palsgraaf
Dust particle 08, 2024
Photo collage
23 x 18 cm

We are exhibiting at Volta Basel 2024

You can find us at booth C5.
We will present the artists, Willem Besselink, Lily de Bont, Pim Palsgraaf, Niels Post & Petra van Noort, Alexandra Roozen, Jan Maarten Voskuil.

Volta Basel 2024
June 10 – 16, 2024

OPENING HOURS

VIP Preview:
Monday June 10, 10am – 2pm. By invitation only.

General Admission:
Monday June 10, 2pm – 8pm.
Tuesday June 11 – Saturday June 15, 11am – 8pm.
Sunday June 16,11am – 5pm.

LOCATION | Klybeck 610, Gärtnerstrasse 2, Basel 4057




Mauritsweg 55B
3012 JX, Rotterdam

Wed – Thu
Open by appointment

Fri – Sun
12 – 5 pm




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