INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC EXHIBITION 'ART-GANIC'

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Atelier Galerie Kempro
Dokter Ruttenpark 10
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Galerie Kempro is organizing a ceramics exhibition for the eighteenth time and has again succeeded this year in putting on a special exhibition with the cooperation of curator and renowned ceramist Patty Wouters. Specially for this exhibition, the renowned ceramists made unique works with the title 'Art-Ganic', which refers to the organic works of this group of international artists.

Barbro Åberg (Denmark)

Organic shapes and figures have been a recurring theme in Åberg's work for some time. Åberg finds this abundance of inspiration on the one hand in nature; animals, plants, fossils, seeds and pods. On the other hand, through microscopic views, the macrocosm that surrounds us. Shapes, structures and shapes that are not visible to the human eye, but that we can see through a microscope.

Reinhilde van  Grieken (BE)

Van Dikken …

Galerie Kempro is organizing a ceramics exhibition for the eighteenth time and has again succeeded this year in putting on a special exhibition with the cooperation of curator and renowned ceramist Patty Wouters. Specially for this exhibition, the renowned ceramists made unique works with the title 'Art-Ganic', which refers to the organic works of this group of international artists.

Barbro Åberg (Denmark)

Organic shapes and figures have been a recurring theme in Åberg's work for some time. Åberg finds this abundance of inspiration on the one hand in nature; animals, plants, fossils, seeds and pods. On the other hand, through microscopic views, the macrocosm that surrounds us. Shapes, structures and shapes that are not visible to the human eye, but that we can see through a microscope.

Reinhilde van  Grieken (BE)

Van Dikken is a ceramist-sculptor. She often translates socially unacceptable events from current events into three dimensions. Sometimes it's painful and cruel, sometimes funny and humorous. It is clear that Van Grieken considers interaction with the public to be important. Due to the subtle way in which she broaches the subject and hides it in her work, the confrontation with the viewer only comes later or it penetrates very slowly. The clay is used as a carrier for her story, as a painter does with the canvas. But she will not be stopped from making full use of clay as a plastic material. The boundaries between figurative and abstract disappear completely for her.

Martha Pachon Rodriguez (IT)

Pachon Rodriguez studied Fine Arts at the Surcolombiana University in Colombia. Early in her career, her ceramic works were large-scale installations in terracotta or stoneware. Later, after studying 'Porcelain and Stoneware' at the 'Instituto d'Arte per la Ceramica' in Faenza, Italy, Pachon Rodriguez started developing conceptual, thematic porcelain work. “For the artist, creating unique pieces is an event that represents a journey that includes a sacred dimension, a magical rite, an intellectual event that requires time, immense patience, skill and joy.”

Beatrijs van Rheeden (NL)

Van Rheeden's porcelain work is clearly rooted in a Dutch tradition of abstract forms, clear lines and simple in essence. Her work arises intuitively. Her fascination for structures and the irregularities that can be found within them is expressed down to the millimeter, and it is above all the process that fascinates her. The tactility that was so evident in her thinly pinched work is also present in the new work, in every cut that has to be exactly like that. The porcelain as matter challenges her.

Olav Slingerland (NL)

Self-producing designer Olav Slingerland works daily on his creative, self-cast ceramic dishes, bowls and vases. Ceramics by Olav Slingerland are characterized by organic shapes which he knows how to combine excellently with industrial details. With this he creates surprising contrasts in his work. Ceramics by Olav Slingerland are inspired by life, in the broadest sense of the word. Slingerland tries to surprise and delight with its ceramics, which stems from its lively character. That is why accessibility is central to his designs. This is expressed in flowing shapes and colors that are easy to combine with various interiors.

Guy Van Leemput (BE)

Van Leemput is fascinated by patterns. Especially through patterns in nature. Using his mathematical background, he investigated how these patterns came about. He became acquainted with Escher's work and was captivated by his approaches to infinity, but also how he transformed tiles into fascinating animals that fit together beautifully. It motivated him to do extensive research himself into all types of pentagonal tiles and how they can completely tile the surface. He became acquainted with the Fibonacci sequence and later Van Leemput discovered that the golden ratio gives rise to the Fibonacci numbers and that it is mainly the golden ratio that creates all those beautiful patterns. And that our brains (and certainly his) want to order, structure and catalog everything.

Patty Wouters (BE)

The ceramic work of Patty Wouters is characterized by the use of different materials and techniques. She combines porcelain with stoneware, she integrates organic materials, metal and wood in her sculptures to express her ideas related to the fragility of man and nature. Current themes such as the refugee problem, global warming and the associated threats are also addressed in her work. Porcelain is the material of choice here! The whiteness and transparency radiates vulnerability. The often crackled surface and partially broken elements suggest injuries, suffering. The use of light emphasizes the fragility but at the same time symbolizes the power of hope.

From Sunday 10 October we would like to welcome you at Atelier Kempro for this ceramics exhibition. Check www.kempro.nl for the current opening times.