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KickstART viewing days

Project Spaces In4Art

Nieuwe Keizergracht 54
1018 DT Amsterdam

Open Fri - Sun / 13-17 hrs

Exhibition 5 Jan — 13 Jan

Opening 5 Jan, 19-21 hrs


KickstART is a concept where pitching meets auction. They will show various work during the kcikstART viewing days, of which some will be pitched and auctioned during the kickstART. In4Art invited 8 artists to participate:

Donald Schenkel (Rotterdam)
Eirik Jahnsen (Groningen)
Florentijn de Boer (Den Haag)
Joseph Huot (Den Haag)
Mikel Folgerts (Leiden)
Nasbami (Rotterdam)
Ruben van de Ven (Utrecht)
Christian Thomsen (Den Haag/ Antwerp)

The artist follow the incubation track and started on October 1st, 2017.

Opening hours:
Friday 5 Jan, 19-21 hrs
Saturday 6 Jan, 13-19 hrs
Sunday 7 Jan, 13-19 hrs
Saturday 13 Jan, 13-19 hrs


KickstART II Pitch & Auction:
Sunday 14 January, 14-17.30 hrs
For more information on the auction and admission, click here

More information on the artists:
Eirik Jahnsen (1985)
Eirik is a Norwegian multi-disciplinary artist focused on material research, experimenting with basic elements to examine nature’s transformative character. His work is  an outcome of a continuous process that deals with material transformations, light and movement. He acts as an alchemist in search of the right substance to make unexpected shapes, colours and forms. Pushing the possibilities of the material and our perception.

Ruben van de Ven (1989)
Ruben is a new media artist/ designer and programmer, challenging alleged objective practices. He is intrigued by the intersection of highly cognitive procedures and ambiguous experiences. Our more and more digitized society is his playground. In his work, he continuously researches the notion of emotion, while stretching and emphasizing the (im)possibilities of recognition software. Reflecting on present day circumstances and future scenarios.

Mikel Folgerts (1985)
Mikel is inspired by the minimal pleasures of daily life objects. He uses Instagram as his toolbox and the internet as canvas. The phone as an instant camera leading to possibilities for emerging image-making. It creates another frame experience which makes us navigate reality. Folgerts is pushing the app’s rolling grid into a physical territory with his minimal & abstract focus.

Joseph Huot (1992)
Joseph is a French painter and illustrator, with a characteristic style wrapped with warm colours. His work makes you ask: ‘What’s happening?’ Giving the viewer amplified possibilities to start a story. He wants to offer an alternative to the ‘bubble’ we live in, a reaction to solitude, emptiness and void. His work is the window between where we live and what we dream of.

Florentijn de Boer (1993)
Florentijn is fascinated by movement within the medium. Taking inspiration from the colours of Renaissance masters, she translates them into morphed elements resulting into a continuous dialogue. Her creation process reminds of biological division processes, making use of natural colour pigments. Frequently, she works on large, monumental dimension, creating the experience of stage setting. Enabling the viewer to wander and dazzle.

Nasbami (1991)
Nasbami is an illustration and graphic artist pushing the boundaries of the medium. He is intrigued by daily objects and appearances and how to the transfer them to a medium; switching between offline and online tools. Turning any material into a surface. Always analysing the essentials of the composition, while translating this to using symbols, typography and light.

Donald Schenkel (1991)
Donald creates subtle gradients with oil paints, seeking smoothness in colour that can lead the eye into the faraway. By applying layers of paint on differing surfaces like glass or canvas, he evokes a distinct sense of endless depth or translucent lightness. Handling colour transitions like an alchemist, Donald explores the many ways pigments interact and unearths formula for flows of colour in which the mind can wander.

Christian Thomsen (1993)
Christian is a Danish visual artist, working with painting, sculptures and sound. Sharp and blunt, serious and playful, genuine and dubious, tight and loose, drunk and sober. Thomsen’s study of Alchemy and magic lead to paintings about the opposites. One half cannot survive without the other. Exploring the interaction between the reflection and the reflected, the process of transformation and the act of refinement.



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