Marius Lut: Solo exhibition; Billytown, The Hague

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I went to Marius Lut’s solo exhibition at Billytown to write an article for Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read the article (in Dutch).

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I’ve written quite extensively on VLR so i just make a few remarks here. Further on i hope the pictures here will be an incentive to visit the show.

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It is quite an atmospheric one in spite of the fact that Lut’s grammar here is just black and white and evidently based on modernism.

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He also presents his new book Form no Form/The Black Series with pictures of his black variations of the last few years. The book is also a work of art itself, or a kind of exhibition, if you wish.

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Content of all pictures courtesy top Marius Lut and Billytown.

 

Bertus Pieters

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Marius Lut at Stroom, The Hague

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In Stroom’s sympathetic Ondertussen (In the mean time) series Marius Lut shows three works that will be part of an artist’s book, called Form no Form/The Black Series

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due to be published. Abstraction and minimalisation or reduction of shape
and redefining its structure and outlook are Lut’s trade. Black, dimness, gloss,

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reflection, etc are all part of the game. It makes these particular works very difficult to photograph. But altogether it also shows that you have to see art in real. There

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is very little time left to do so (only this weekend) as I was very late visiting this exhibition. Do take a look, if you can. It made me all the more eager to see the book.

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Bertus Pieters

Casting couch and Jordy van den Nieuwendijk at Billytown, The Hague

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You may ask yourself who is being casted on the couches of Casting Couch, the present group show at Billytown, although

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i’m sure there’ll be nobody around making any ominous proposal if you visit the exhibition.

Richard Aldrich (l), Robbin Heyker (r)

Richard Aldrich (l), Robbin Heyker (r)

A pair of subdued paintings by Richard Aldrich and Robbin Heyker are

Klaas Kloosterboer

Klaas Kloosterboer

 

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overseeing Klaas Kloosterboer’s big and colourful suit, fallen apart and filled with straw.

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Klaas Kloosterboer

In a video you can see the same five parts of the suit, filled with hay being eaten by horses.

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Over all it is a show with works in which the thinking and making – these two together – are stressed, while sentiments are being kept at bay.

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That doesn’t mean the making and thinking are always easy to detect in the results, they may be obscured.

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Marius Lut

Neither does it mean sentiments are not at the base of some of these works. For instance,

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Robbin Heyker

who says there are no sentiments in this painting by Robbin Heyker? It refers to paintings by Daan van Golden which refer to Matisse. And

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Iede Reckman

 

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what about works by Iede Reckman in their diversity,

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Iede Reckman, Marius Lut

or the

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works by Marius Lut whose

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paintings seem to cover as much as they show?

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Florian et Michael Quistrebert

The whole atmosphere is completed by two monitor works, one double one by the versatile Quistrebert Brothers and

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one by Joseph Montgomery (who is having a solo show of his own in The Hague at the moment, click here and here).

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The couches in the show bind the works together with a kind of ambivalence, reinforced by the Quistrebert and Montgomery works. Any of your marzipan dreams you may have gathered while watching the exhibition or sitting on one of these couches

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Julian Sirre

may be fulfilled by the attractive accompanying magazine designed by Billytown’s home designer Julian Sirre.

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After this wonderful exhibition you

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Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

may need some relief in Billytown’s kitchen where

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Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk made an installation which

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Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

is as simple as it is inventive.

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Bertus Pieters