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Edging Iris - Rob Bouwman, Arthur Stokvis and Vincent Uilenbroek

Galleries C&H gallery

Tweede Kostverlorenkade 50
1053 SB Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 753 09 64

Open Wed - Sat / 13-18 hrs
+ by appointment

5 Mar — 9 Apr

Time 5 Mar, 17-19 hrs


C&H art space proudly presents:
The exhibition Edging Iris with Rob Bouwman, Arthur Stokvis and Vincent Uilenbroek.

Edging Iris is the first show combining the work of Bouwman, Stokvis and Uilenbroek. These painters have each developed an abstract visual language with bright colors, in which they research the essence of painting. Bouwman suggests a certain depth through a vast array of colors and just one stroke. Stokvis tries to express both beauty and tackiness, resulting in a visual game of attraction and aversion. Uilenbroek plays with the hierarchy between shape and negative space by making leftover materials, such as pieces of tape and paint residues, the core of his compositions.

To these artists, the process of painting is just as important as the result. Uilenbroek’s work is essentially about everything surrounding the painterly practice. He regularly shifts the focus outside of the frames, to the excess materials on his studio walls for example. By framing these unintentional compositions on the wall, the leftover materials become the actual work. Stokvis is all about experimenting with color and material. He layers different types of paint to achieve color planes with a fragile aura, while ensuring a cheap and overproduced look through the use of fluorescent colors. Bouwman on the other hand, meticulously researches the qualities of paint and the brush stroke. He manipulates his canvases and panels in such a way that the paint no longer adheres to it. The paint lies on the surface where they can be pushed together in one gesture, creating subtle transitions that are full of color.

Rob Bouwman (Groningen, 1981) lives and works in Haarlem. He studied Fine Art at the Minerva Academy and at the Frank Mohr Institute, both in Groningen. In 2013 and 2014, he was nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Paintin and last year he received a grant from the Mondriaan Fund. Bouwman has exhibited at artist initiated spaces such as de Fabriek in Eindhoven, Das Spectrum in Utrecht, 37PK in Haarlem and participated in fairs such as Art Rotterdam and the RAW art fair.

Arthur Stokvis (Groningen, 1981) travels between Amsterdam and Leipzig, living and working in both cities. After finishing his bachelor degree in Fine Art at the Miverva Acadmey in Groningen, he completed his master’s at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Gent. His work has been exhibited at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, Westpol A.I.R. Space in Leipzig and the Nieuwe Vide in Haarlem. This year he received a project based subsidy from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK).

Vincent Uilenbroek (Haarlem, 1980) studied fine art in Berlin and The Hague. Since graduating in 2005, he has presented his work at Rob de Vries Gallery and the Teylers Museum (both in Haarlem), and participated in Kunstvlaai 2014 (Amsterdam) to mention but a few. Uilenbroek is co-founder of Horizonverticaal, an artist-run space in Haarlem where he currently works. He also founded Studio Onvervalst, which makes contemporary art widely available through screen-printing.

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