MORE AND LESS
A DUO EXHIBITION OF LILY DE BONT AND JAN MAARTEN VOSKUIL

You are hereby cordially invited to the opening of ‘More and Less’, a duo exhibition of Lily de Bont and Jan Maarten Voskuil in our gallery on Saturday October 26, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
The exhibition will continue through December 9, 2019.

On Saturday October 26, 2019 NL = US Gallery will open ‘More and Less’, the first duo exhibition of the painters’ couple Lily de Bont and Jan Maarten Voskuil.
As can be expected with a love affair, the artists complement each other in many ways.
Their starting points show great similarity, but also remarkable contrast. The similarities lie in the reductive way of working and the conceptual approach to the painting. Both artists try to escape the limitations of painting, but they do so in almost opposite ways. Destruction and construction of painting is the contrast on which this exhibition is founded.

Lily de Bont lives and works in Rotterdam. She graduated with honors in 1989 at the Sint Joost Academy in Den Bosch. That year she received the “Lucas Prize” and the “Jan Hoet Prize”.

Jan Maarten Voskuil lives and works in Rotterdam. In 1989 he graduated in General Arts at the University of Groningen and in 1997 at the Ateliers Arnhem.



Caroline Coolen 個人展覽
Uomo Selvatico – Wild Man
展期至二零一九年十月二十日

Uomo Selvatico,狂人,有著站在社會邊緣的形象影響到Coolen的創作。

無論它是人類,植物還是動物:壞蛋、弱者、大麻、薊、甚或是未經開墾的景色,都能夠
付予她創作靈感。
她的作品是關於依靠著四周環境生活的生物,可能是人類跟植物的混合體,有著不可遇知
的意味。
她創作的狂人,雖然表露兇殘的面孔,但本質也是誠實,謙虛。
狂人表現出對原始生活的渴望,他擁抱著烏托邦式的滿足和快樂生活。
在這次展覽,他也會帶著「狂人」來展覽。



Summer exhibition 參與藝術家:
Annemarie Slobbe, Jo de Smedt and Jop Vissers Vorstenbosch

一個點,是無法測量的小,它是在真空之中,沒有長度或闊度的圓點。當有第二個點出現,兩者
便形成與彼此相應的位置,透過一條線串連起來。第三個點出現,就能形成一個二維圖案,建構
一個充滿不同可能性的領域。這三點可以組成一個具有長度和闊度的圖形,各自能成為這個平面
的顏色、陰影、光線的來源。這個展覽帶來三位首次面世,卻與畫廊有密切關係的藝術家。他們
分別從點、線、平面出發,在創作過程中發掘新的意義。
特此鳴謝是次展覽策展人Niek Hendrix,為我們帶來三位藝術家的作品。
Maurice Meewisse出展 ‘What remains needs to be seen’ 的雕塑 ’Silver Safety Shoe’ 將於2019年7月13
日下午3時面世。



現正展出
LIVING IN AMERICA
MIRIAM KRUISHOOP
LIVING IN AMERICA是電影與視覺藝術家Miriam Kruishoop的展覽,作品以人物為題,透過個人故事
引起社會對邊緣人士的關注。MK居美超過十年,深受美國社會環境所影響,尤其是弱勢打壓、警
察暴力、種族歧視等問題,發展出廣泛的文化研究興趣。例如在電影“Greencard Warriors”中,她
特意帶出了美軍招募沒有證件的拉丁裔年輕人的問題。

在LIVING IN AMERICA展覽當中,觀眾能透過每秒200格高清畫面所組成的影片,感受到黑人在美國
生活的獨特經歷。在影片裝置藝術中,MK與18歲非洲裔美國女孩Niaya Jones合作,走訪這位來自南
中洛杉磯貧窮地區Nickerson Gardens, Watts的「狂派」*年輕舞者的成長經歷。透過自創的舞步
,Niaya以Z世代的身份講述在貧民區長大的辛酸:曾有警察在她屋後射殺她好友、長期無法與被囚
的父親見面⋯⋯每個動作、每個舞步,都深深捕捉了Niaya成長的痛苦與掙扎。
*狂派舞,亦稱小丑舞。結合多種當代舞風,以快速與自由肢體舞動為主,起源南中央洛杉磯。



Grating the Grid
Arnout Killian 個人展覽
開幕日期:二零一九年三月二十九日,晚上七至九時
展期至二零一九年五月十二日

Killian 發覺到他的聲音裝置 “Sphericals” 的創作意念可以融入到畫作上。Sphericals 由兩個掛
在天花上的球體喇叭組成,從而可以聽見不同的聲景。兩個擴音器交流的過程也可以聽見
。聲景和畫作受到幾何形狀的影響,製造出有幻覺但有機的現實。這個裝置可以體現出在
幾何形狀之間的規律轉變。從繪畫作品中,呈現出內置式不規則及聲音效果。把作品推近
來看,Killian 以批判性的角度演繹聲音及給予作品戲劇性的能量。



SURFACE TENSION II, Pulchri Studio
Kirsten Hutsch X Esther Jiskoot雙人展
Hutsch和Jiskoot的作品中,「表層」展示了某種現實,但更令他們感興趣的是表層以外的東
西。Hutsch和Jiskoot分別從哲學和直覺角度出發,探究材料的「分子」、它們的內在價值
,與表層的可擴展性--有什麼東西能滲透表層,又有什麼東西殘留於表層呢?表層具有黏
合、屏蔽,還是純粹提供接觸的作用呢?兩位藝術家從分解、復原材料中找出答案。

Pulchri Studio於3月23日下午4時開幕
Tuinkamer galerie
展覽將為期至4月26日
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA Den Haag
070 – 346 17 35



Vera Galis X Flavio Senoner 雙人展

誠邀公眾出席本展覽於2月1日 7:00 – 9:00 PM的開幕活動
展覽將為期至3月24日

Flavio Senoner
Flavio Senoner的作品中,木、灰泥這些天然材料的節奏、結構和排列都很重要。不過對他
來說,整齊的排序並不是重點,反而他喜歡憑直覺擺放每塊材料,直至它們的構圖達至和
諧悅目的效果。下一步是燃燒木材,有時他將這些元素用灰泥包起來,或者加入水平或垂
直的木製羊皮紙,以黑白、光暗的元素來突出它們的動態、可塑性和立體感。
作品運用天然材料製成,歡迎觀眾與它們互動。
Vera Galis
開放、透明性和寬敞是Vera Galis雕塑的關鍵詞。她形容自己的作品為金屬製品,運用銅、黃
銅、不銹鋼、羊駝毛和金來拼湊成線條與方形。Galis採用輕身的材料,並根據數學原理,計
算好各種細節與連接的位置,建構成堅固密實的形狀,令圖像顯得清��和生動。
多個作品除了令人聯想到建築物的結構之外,還與水晶和蜂窩的形狀相似,就好像大形物
體被縮小,或者粒子被放大一樣。

兩位藝術家都是偉大的工匠,他們透過選材來發掘無限可能,在現代抽象藝術界中,打造
獨一無二的語言,高呼屬於自己的聲音。
要體驗兩位藝術家的雕塑,空間與光線是必要元素。每一刻,它們都在變幻的光線、線條
、深度與平面之間,呈現出不同抽象的形態。
Diana Wind
鳴謝是之展覽策展人Diana Wind



SURFACE TENSION
Kirsten Hutsch X Esther Jiskoot雙人展
誠邀公眾出席本展覽於12月14日 7:00 – 9:00 PM的開幕活動
展覽將為期至2019年1月27日

Kirsten Hutsch
Kirsten Hutsch的作品探討真實與圖像之間的關係:我們的視線只輕輕掠過物件的表面,而
真實卻是隱藏於表面底下。我們對世界的觸覺只停留於表面張力,圍繞著表面移動,卻從
不穿透其中。在這個展覽中,Hutsch展示一系列近年作品,透過不同的媒體顯示實物的真
實性與它們被描繪出來的人造性,探討兩者之間的含糊關係。

Esther Jiskoot
Jiskoot的作品源於她對人性的著迷。
這個展覽中Jiskoot的作品聚焦於男性在釋放自己、尋找或隱藏個人身分的路上,遇到種種
的掙扎。

Jiskoot最近的作品中,十字路口、選擇、煩惱、爆炸、光明、洞察力和聯繫都是重要的元素。除
了新添了搪瓷技術外,她使用的大多數技術和材料都與家庭生活、手工藝有關,各自起了
自我賦權的作用。




STILLNESS

Margriet van Breevoort X Fenneke Hordijk X Henriëtte Meijer聯合展覽
誠邀公眾出席本展覽於10月26日 7:00 – 9:00 PM的開幕活動
展覽將為期至2018年12月9日



UNFADED an In-situ installation by LIZAN FREIJSEN & PIM PALSGRAAF

OPENING FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 7 – 9 PM September 15 – October 21, 2018

Lizan Freijsen’s work is about transformation and decay, based on photographic images of the phenomenon of water stains and a variety of ‘surface covering’ organisms, like mosses and lichen. This bio-diversity shows the intriguing complexity of life in traces, which transform into visual wall installations. Soft materials, organic structures meet the architecture of the gallery, in order to emphasize the necessity and presence of urban nature in our daily environment.
Pim Palsgraaf is inspired by decay and irregularities in the city and especially the discord between nature and urbanity. The new works presented during this exhibition are the result of an ever-deeper investigation into the erosion of the inner city. Empty spaces, old corridors and ceilings that are about to collapse nourish his fascination for this process. Palsgraaf is regularly roaming and working in the once so powerful industrial Giants that can be found in East Germany. Nowadays, many of these buildings have fallen into oblivion and became wastelands.



On July 14 NL=US Art will present two exhibitions at Pulchri Studio in The Hague

‘Violence Silencieuse’ a duo exhibition of Joris Link and Kumi Oguro will open in the Klinkenberg galeries at 3:00 PM.
‘Vibrant Colors’ a duo exhibition of Willem Besselink and Leslie Nagel opens in the Tuinkamer galerie at 4:00 PM

Lange Voorhout 15, 2514 EA Den Haag, Netherlands



Inside a Painting
The endless possibilities in the absence of order
Jasper de Gelder, Tiwánee van der Horst and Johannes Steendam

In this exhibition three artists come together, who do not shy away from experimenting and questioning painting from different angles.
In the past ten years Johannes Steendam’s multi-disciplinary practice has become more and more focused on painting. After a phase in which he experimented with various media, he discovered in 2012 the unusual combination of motor oil on paper. His recent ‘Oil Fields’ paintings form compositions of abstracted landscapes in a refined monochrome color scheme. The medium used also tends to evoke other connotations but it is the aesthetic imperative that dominates.

Tiwánee van der Horst ‘paints’ through an analogue 3D technique. She uses a mobile 3D-machine as a brush; she does not ‘paint’ her objects with paint but with recycled plastics. Her language of form is inspired by dance, as well as various art movements such as pointillism, impressionism and action painting. Van der Horst holds a Master’s degree in architecture. The rigid frameworks within architecture felt restrictive to her: “What if a window is constructed as a pointillist painting?” Her free work reflects on rigidity in architecture, including the digital trend of 3D printing.
Jasper de Gelder lived in Mexico for a considerable time. This country is in the top of the ranking of countries with the largest bio- and flora diversity. The oil paintings of De Gelder testify to this, in his staged ‘landscapes’ he creates a symbiosis between an invisible reality and the visible. This fictional ‘landscape’ sets the tone for his entire oeuvre in which organisms from the underwater world play important roles.
Johannes Steendam and Jasper de Gelder are part of the artists’ collective Eldorado3000. Through an idiosyncratic perspective they explore and execute the possibilities of three-dimensional work and installations in exhibitions and at arts festivals.

Anton Hoeksema



LIKE CLOCKWORK
A SOLO EXHIBITION OF WILLEM BESSELINK

We cordially invite you to the solo exhibition like clockwork on Friday May 18, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will continue through July 8, 2018.

The starting point of this solo exhibition is the novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.
Most of Besselink’s art works are based on analytical procedures.
He uses different forms of registration and notations for mostly ordinary occurrences, to come to certain conclusions he then ‘translates’ into art works.
For his drawing series Novel Colours he processed all the colors mentioned in specific novels bearing a color in their titles. For like clockwork he translated A Clockwork Orange – being one of the first novels he researched for this series – into drawings, paintings and objects.
In addition Besselink realized a large site-specific installation setting the colors into the grid of the gallery’s ceiling.



SNOW GOOSE
A SOLO EXHIBITION OF DRE WAPENAAR

Opening Friday April 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
The exhibition will continue through May 12, 2018.

SNOW GOOSE
(waiting for the return of the snow goose)

• inspired by Paul Gallico’s novella: The Snow Goose (1940/41)
• inspired by Camel’s lp with the same title (1975)
• the long wait of the loner, a powerful being, (or at its strongest moment) translated into a monumental perspective.
• Atelier Dré Wapenaar’s relationship with Design; the cliché idea of the tent, here triangular in shape,‘translated’ into a monumental sculpture.

The work I make is on the borderline: between architecture, design and sculpture. Sculpting is the basis.
I have always been interested in the movement of man in and around the work and the relationship one has with it.
With the introduction of canvas, and the theme tent that I have linked to it, this movement has been extended to people who revolve around each other. Tents, with the universal language they speak, give an excellent opportunity to shape the relationship between individuals and groups of people in different ways.

Dré Wapenaar



IMPERIAL STACKS
A SOLO EXHIBITION OF HANS VAN BENTEM

Saturday February 3 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.
The exhibition will continue through March 25 2018.

Hans van Bentem and NL = US Art have been working together since NL=US Art Consultancy’ s founding in 2009. They have collaborated on two previous shows, namely ‘Hans & Hans: Dutch Invasion‘ in Asbury Park, NJ and ‘Mirror Mirror‘ in Rotterdam. Hans van Bentem is known for displaying monumental art pieces in public spaces, his sculptural installations, for example ‘Keep on Dreaming’ at Gemeentemuseum, The Hague and his dazzling chandeliers in ‘Escher in the Palace’, The Hague.

His search for traditional materials and techniques has become like a search for endangered species. To make his iconic sculptures, his search leads him to places all over the world: from finding crystal in the Czech Republic to bronze in India to Lacquer in Vietnam.

For his current show, IMPERIAL STACKS will take center stage. The IMPERIAL STACKS are Hans van Bentem’s latest series of stackable images, which can be combined in endless variations. Van Bentem made these stacks in Jingdezhen, China, inspired by the expressions in porcelain during China’s different Dynasties. Like most works by Van Bentem they have a tongue-in-cheek quality, created with great artistic freedom and a deeply personal interpretation.

The stacks consist of five bottom sections, five middle sections, and five top sections. Each section is executed in multiple variations: in hand painted decorative patterns, in glazes, or in metal. The sky is the limit: while one stack consists minimally of three parts, they can easily be stacked higher and higher. A small number of these works were made earlier and shown in the exhibition ‘Forbidden Porcelain’ in Prinsenhof, Delft.

In this exhibition Hans van Bentem will also show new ‘SELFPORTRAITS’ and new glasswork. This exhibition was supported by the ‘Kaleidoscope Links Stipend’ of NL = US Art.