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Artist talk + guided tour - Meet & Greet the artist with Iwan Smit

Project Spaces In4Art

Nieuwe Keizergracht 54
1018 DT Amsterdam

Open Fri - Sun / 13-17 hrs

Conversation 5 Nov — 26 Nov

Time 5 Nov, 15 hrs


Want to have a real meet & greet with one of the promising influencing artists of today? Iwan Smit will talk you through his first solo-exposition EUNOIA.

In ‘Eunoia’ we undergo the search towards of a good, happy mind. A guideline unfolds through paintings, sculptures and light boxes, where we will encounter ancient symbols and classical acts. Andy Warhols’ future’ is now. “Everyone can be famous for 15 minutes.” But what do you want to experience and share? What do you add and what do you hide from the flow of images and information? Daily we read about increasing depression, burnouts and stress. We live in a fast changing society, ever more digitized with growing narcissism, hyper sensitivity and increasing fear for the unknown. The bar is raised and this pressure leads to philosophical questions.What is 15 minutes? Let us trigger your curiosity and discern EUNOIA.

Iwan Smit (1989) creates colourful worlds in which beauty and balance are complemented by a constant presence of fear and woe. This young artist is continuing to stay ahead of the curve and works in various disciplines, while smoothly navigating between commercial and autonomous projects. Ingredients from highbrow, lowbrow, cartoons, fashion, and mythology blend seamlessly through his work, resulting in contemporary art bursting with energy. Pairing his bold and colorful style with paintings, sculptures, light works, illustration, clothing, murals and prints. Any surface is suitable to transform his message. The diversity of attributes all lead towards the road of achieving happiness in this world. The work ‘De mystieke geboorte van Rotterdam‘ got acquired by the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in 2017. He has collaborated with brands like Heineken, Netflix, Redbull, Warnerbrothers and Dr. Martens. Iwan Smit lives and works in Rotterdam (NL).

The exhibition is supported with the kind support of In4Art members and sponsors: Castello, Heineken, Bos and WOEI.

Where? In4Art Project Space, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 54, Amsterdam
When? November 4th – November 26th, 2017
Open: Friday – Sunday from 1pm – 7pm (or make an appointment)
Extra: Every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm: Meet & Great with Iwan Smit (including guided tour)


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