Jan Roeland: 20 January – 27 February 2021

Slewe Gallery is pleased to host the exhibition with selected works by Jan Roeland, who passed away five years ago. The selection of works includes paintings through the years, with boxes and tables from the seventies and knifes and cones from the eighties to his last motifs of single flowers and branches. It shows the astonishing consistent and varied artistic development of a Dutch master painter. Due to the Corona regulations the show will be on view online only or by appointment until February 27. 

Jan Roeland (1935-2016) has built up an oeuvre of paintings which moves between geometric abstraction and figuration. Recognizable simple motifs of everyday objects, such as hammers, toy-aeroplanes, plants and ducks give his formally built up abstract painting some sense of humor. His paintings are precisely constructed and built up with several layers of oil paint, in which color plays an important role. The relatively small formats of his canvases fit in the old Dutch tradition of Easel-painting …

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Krijn de Koning, Ruud Kuijer: 26 November – 24 December 2020

During Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend (26-29 November) Slewe Gallery is pleased to open the exhibition of small sculptures by two Dutch artists: Krijn de Koning (*1963) and Ruud Kuijer (*1959). Both artists are known for their large-scale abstract sculptures throughout the Netherlands and abroad. Krijn de Koning for his colourful site-specific architectural installations and Ruud Kuijer for his classic abstract sculptures made of steel and concrete. In this exhibition Kuijer will show a new series of middle-sized iron I-beam sculptures. De Koning will present some new small interactive objects that you can tumble on each side as well as a new multiple, Volumes and Voids, produced in collaboration with Collect Editions. 

Krijn de Koning deals with the question how we experience architectural space. Most of the time De Koning creates site-specific work that questions the specific characteristics of a given location. More than spatial interventions these works are homogenous structures that can best be defined as sculpture, but also incorporate the qualities of painting and architecture. In this exhibition some small sculptures, a kind of models, will be shown. De Koning gives us, the public, an interactive role in the possibility of tumbling and playing around with the elements of sculpture and composing your own sculpture.

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