Passage; Maurits van de Laar gallery, The Hague


I visited Maurits van de Laar’s gallery to write a review for Villa La Repubblica about the present show, featuring works by Dieter Mammel, Hans de Wit and Nour-Eddine Jarram. Click here to read the full review and see some extra footage (in Dutch; review combined with shows in Pulchri and Nest).


Passage 03 Hans de Wit

Passage 04 Hans de Wit

Hans de Wit’s works on paper show an interesting mixture of wonder and aw.

Passage 05 Hans de Wit

Passage 06 Hans de Wit

Passage 07 Hans de Wit

Referring to the title of the show, one could think of the passage from the conscious to the unconscious or even from life to death, a process of drowning in a vast sea, or culture taken over by nature.

Passage 08 Nour-Eddine Jarram

Passage 09 Nour-Eddine Jarram

Passage 10 Nour-Eddine Jarram

Nour-Eddine Jarram shows quite a number of water colours, dealing with the so-called clash of cultures, forced migration and protection against suffering.

Passage 11 Nour-Eddine Jarram

Passage 12 Nour-Eddine Jarram

Passage 13 Nour-Eddine Jarram

He more or less translates existing photographs in a somewhat Rembrandtesque style mixed with Jarram’s almost calligraphic way of drawing human expressions.

Passage 14 Dieter Mammel

Passage 15 Dieter Mammel

Dieter Mammel shows two big ink drawings on canvas with boats full of migrating people in between the high waves, incorporating boats and waves in the structure of the canvas.

Passage 16 Dieter Mammel

Passage 17 Dieter Mammel

He also made a video of a project with refugee-children, interviewing them while they were making drawings.

Passage 18 Nour-Eddine Jarram

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Contents of the pictures courtesy the artists and Galerie Maurits van de Laar.


Bertus Pieters


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