Rutger van der Tas, Een ode aan de verwarde man (An Ode to the Disturbed Man); Twelve twelve gallery, The Hague

In a remarkable turn in his work, Rutger van der Tas (1980), a painter, is now reaching for three-dimensionality.

However, his works are still paintings as can be seen in his present show at Twelve Twelve gallery.

As the title of the show indicates, his work is all about disturbance as life is often – even for the greatest possible mutton head – a painful business.

Figures are deconstructed and reconstructed in colours that indicate both the pain and force of life, and so do the jigsaw puzzle-like cuts in the works which show that nothing is stable in life.

Watching the three-dimensional works, i was just wandering how they would look like if they were life sized, as they look quite monumental.

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Content of all pictures courtesy to Rutger van der Tas and Twelve Twelve gallery, Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters

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The Survivors; Town Hall Atrium, The Hague

Leonard van de Ven

Leonard van de Ven

Jakob de Jonge

Jakob de Jonge

The Hague Peace Projects organised a public exhibition (The Survivors) in the Town Hall Atrium. It is based on the drawings by 11 year old Syrian  boy Taim Safar.

Jakob de Jonge

Jakob de Jonge

Robert Roelink

Robert Roelink

Taim and his family are living as refugees in Turkey. His former Syrian teacher and artist Bassam Alkhouri collected his drawings and they have become the focal point of the show in which 16 artists reflect on them

Rik Smits

Rik Smits

Rik Smits

Rik Smits

It has become a very sympathetic exhibition which is quite well visited by the public, at least when i was there. Here are some pictures of the works on show, except (alas!) for Saskia Burggraaf’s video which wasn’t working when i visited.

Hanna de Haan

Hanna de Haan

Robert Roelink

Robert Roelink

Suzanne Somer

Suzanne Somer

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Taim Safar

Bassam Alkhouri

Bassam Alkhouri

Bassam Alkhouri

Bassam Alkhouri

Malou Cohen

Malou Cohen

Malou Cohen

Malou Cohen

Albert Zwaan

Albert Zwaan

Albert Zwaan

Albert Zwaan

Wouter Willebrands

Wouter Willebrands

Rutger van der Tas

Rutger van der Tas

Rutger van der Tas

Rutger van der Tas

Éva Murakeözy

Éva Murakeözy

Bassam Alkhouri

Bassam Alkhouri

Airco Caravan

Airco Caravan

Helen Hintjens

Helen Hintjens

Helen Hintjens

Helen Hintjens

Airco Caravan

Airco Caravan

Alexandra Arshanskaya

Alexandra Arshanskaya

Alexandra Arshanskaya

Alexandra Arshanskaya

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Bertus Pieters