Visual ArtCurrently Hanging: Battle of the Abstractions
by Jen Graves
on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Two paintings, one on each wall of SOIL Gallery, make up the exhibition One on One, inspired by breakdancing contests.
In one corner, the abstractionist who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee...Marije Vermeulen:
Marije Vermeulen makes paintings and wallpieces in which color, energy and brightness are important elements. ...The work is based on romantic and exotic cliché images that give evidence of a life full adventure, glamour and travelling. Palm tree silhouettes, sunsets, wide beaches, boulevards with parading people, colored parasols, cocktails, white villas, tropical gardens, luxury hotels and sunlit swimming pools.
In the other corner, the abstractionist bruiser from the streets...Guido Nieuwendijk:
Guido Nieuwendijk (1967) makes brightly coloured and graphic highly contrasted paintings and wallpaintings. Within his work he searches for the boundaries of the minimal. ...Elements from the visible reality, often caught in a flash, are the trigger to make a work. Rubbish on the street, piled debris, a scribble on paper, are isolated from their original context and are formal and fundamental starting-points for the work.