Ilja Walraven, DNA, Pulchri, The Hague

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I was late visiting Ilja Walraven’s show DNA in Pulchri during its last weekend (so hurry to go and see it!).

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In the great room of the gallery Walraven shows recent works, some of them quite monumental.

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Walraven’s oeuvre contains a kind of immense zoo of beasts and birds, in their abstraction varying from a kind of fossils to quasi-primitive signs, from toys to cartoons.

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They all seem to more or less escape their meanings, while at the same time ruling their own little kingdoms.

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Talking about Walraven’s oeuvre, in the smaller room are older works on show.

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They are mainly works which Walraven re-obtained from art borrowing institutions, which had to close down the last few years due to inclement art policies.

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He put the works on a heap and during the course of the show the pictures were hung on the gallery walls bit by bit.

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Different apps connected to Walraven’s works by Rob Bothof are presented as well. There’s one of them with angels flying in the room.

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Bertus Pieters

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