Exhibitions — March 12, 2021

Video: studio visit with Jaya Pelupessy

This video is a part of our series of artist studio visits — to get updates on their newest work and insights into the creative process. We’ve teamed up with our artists to make these short films and show the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of their practice.

 

Jaya Pelupessy shows us around his studio and talks about the latest work-in-progress Manufactured Manual. This series hasn’t been shown before, and the technique used is Pelupessy’s own invention — a four-colour exposure on the aluminium silkscreen.

Jaya’s work evolves around the research into reproduction processes and techniques. He tries to slow down our visual consumption by making the process of reproduction visible within the work. For Manufactured Manual, Jaya is creating colour emulsions, exposed on top of each other to create multi-layered collages on the silkscreen.

On these silkscreens, he exposes collages made out of old photography instruction manuals that Pelupessy has been collecting for years. «I find it very interesting that in these books when you see example images that they use, it’s almost photography trying to explain itself.»

In this project, the silkscreen is not used to produce prints. Jaya Pelupessy transforms it into the medium of the artwork and uses it as an end result. Similar to how a photographer would use light-sensitive paper in the darkroom, Pelupessy uses aluminium silkscreens as canvases to make his work.

Just recently, in 2020, Jaya Pelupessy has been awarded K.F. Hein Stipendium, and later this year (2021) his work will be shown in a solo exhibition at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

Exhibitions — January 29, 2021

Video: studio visit with Satijn Panyigay

With this video, we’re launching a series of artist studio visits — to get updates on their newest work and insights into the creative process. We’ve teamed up with our artists to make these short films and show the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of their practice.

 

 

Satijn Panyigay talks about her artistic motivation and style, bridging together her older and newer work. Satijn gives a glimpse of her overall aesthetic tone and upcoming series from the larger project Twilight Zone.

Panyigay’s work has a clear approach and specific themes: transience, emptiness, solitude. She is fascinated by the human mind and with her aesthetic eye, she shows the beauty of both the light and the dark. Her photographs are mysterious, sometimes eerie, melancholic, and subtle. The work-in-progress Twilight Zone is focused on capturing the character of the empty exhibition spaces of leading Dutch museums that display contemporary art by photographing them between the shows. Satijn has already photographed the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – the series was presented at our gallery this autumn. The next museum in this project is the Kröller-Müller Museum, and the series has not been released yet.

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