17 GoMulan Gallery
- Van Ostadestraat 43A
Until 26 Sept: ‘Theater’, Tobias Asser and Peter Zegveld
Openinghours: Wed-Fri 16-19 hrs, Sat-Sun 11-18 hrs
Visiting theatres, venues and cinemas has been virtually impossible in recent times. The corona pandemic has made it virtually impossible to visit theatres, stages and cinemas. And that while stories can offer relief
during difficult times. The exhibition ‘Theatre’ features two artists for whom this art form is the great source of inspiration.
Tobias Asser sought refuge in his imagination during the pandemic. That is how he documented imaginary monsters that accompanied him during a lonely quarantine. Artist Peter Zegveld shows works that consist of simple shapes but with a dramatic story: think of the child Icarus who tries in vain to take off or a human figure that is repeatedly flattened by a rolling pin.
Tobias Asser (1990) is not satisfied with his environment telling him what he can and cannot do.
what is and is not possible. In an almost childlike way, by ‘pretending’, he investigates. The results are
comical images and personal texts. Asser also makes use of various disciplines in his work. For this exhibition, for example, he has made photos, installations, kinetic objects and texts.
Asser graduated from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2012. In 2017 he followed a one-year masterclass in Paris a one-year master class by Klavdij Sluban. He also has two solo exhibitions and several publications to his name (such as GUP and New Dutch Talent) and exhibits in both the Netherlands and abroad. In 2019 he participated in three different foreign photo festivals. In this year he won the open call for the Tbilisi Photo Festival in Georgia.
Peter Zegveld (1951) shows in the GoMulan Gallery his new works: gouaches and
sculptural installations. His works consist of clear images in which universal themes are expressed in calligraphy and dynamic objects. Zegveld shows a world that becomes accessible and insightful.
In his work he shows new perspectives on prevailing traditions. He expresses himself through different
media: he paints, makes spatial work, develops sound machines, uses them to make music and gives performances in theatres. Zegveld’s work is regularly exhibited in the major museums in the Netherlands, including Rijksmuseum Twenthe and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
About GoMulan Gallery
On the first of November 2018 GoMulan Gallery opened her doors at the Van Ostadestraat 43A, Amsterdam, as a pop – up gallery. Three months later GoMulan Gallery became a permanent gallery.
GoMulan Gallery, founded by Mulan Go, offers a platform for ‘obscure’ and as yet unknown artists.
GoMulan Gallery tries to ‘rejuvenate’ the gallery world by showing affordable work by recently graduated artists and artists at the beginning of their careers. Often young artists are still very affordable and therefore accessible. Besides, they’re still alive. How cool would it be when you can have a conversation with the ‘next Rembrandt’.
Tobias Asser and Peter Zegveld