De Gruyter & Andeweg; Stroom, The Hague

Juliaan Andeweg

Conceptualist artists use materials to refer to ideas.

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Voebe de Gruyter

However Voebe de Gruyter (1960) and Juliaan Andeweg (1986) don’t use materials just to refer to ideas, their materials can also be part of the ideas, or they can be seen as crystallisations of the ideas.

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Voebe de Gruyter

Voebe de Gruyter

Their installations are not just sums of thoughts, they are the material proof of them.

Voebe de Gruyter

Voebe de Gruyter

Voebe de Gruyter

Moreover they give you a sense of what is in between life and thought.

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

De Gruyter’s works look basic, she may use text, drawing, painting, objects, not for their beauty or colour, but for the stream of consciousness they create.

Voebe de Gruyter

Voebe de Gruyter

Voebe de Gruyter

Andeweg makes units of colours, directions, culture, movement and even sound and smell, to give a sense of completeness.

Voebe de Gruyter

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

The communication between the two artists in this show is best in Stroom’s main room, but the presentations are best in the gallery’s basement.

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Juliaan Andeweg

Stroom’s main space is an exceptionally difficult one and can only be controlled by radical means, which is difficult for one artist, but even more so for two artists.

Juliaan Andeweg

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to Voebe de Gruyter, Juliaan Andeweg and Stroom, Den Haag..

 

Bertus Pieters

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