‘Amongst Clashing Colours’ depicts a clashing of two worlds: those of Dutch artists, Marleen Sleeuwits and Harry Markusse. The two have a vibrant colour palette in common and this colour-power is what binds them together in this dual exhibition. Visitors are gradually introduced to the eclectic tension at play between the photography of Marleen and the paintings of Harry.
Multi-disciplinary artist, Marleen Sleeuwits has a keen eye for the disconcerting quality of seemingly mundane, everyday spaces. Central to her work is the examination of impersonal environments. Marleen’s artistic practice gradually evolved from photographing these spaces to intervening with them. In recent works, she has increasingly blurred the line between the 2D photo and spatial art, with the result of calling into question the visual aspect of reality. At first glance Marleen’s spatial creations seem to diverge from Harry Markusse’s two-dimensional art. But appearances can be deceptive.
The abstract and fundamentally minimalistic paintings of Harry Markusse revolve around colour, form and movement. His work surpasses the confines of the traditional canvas. Harry does not delineate in his painting practice: murals are combined with existing paintings, and even with other disciplines, such as graphics. Last year, Harry was offered residencies at Leipzig International Art Programme and Livingstone Gallery in Berlin. This afforded him the time and space to experiment further with his painting. A quest for the boundless and the endless is tangible in his works.
Despite their differing treatments of space, the two artists converge when it comes to 3D. Specially for the dual exhibition ‘Amongst Clashing Colours’, these artists are creating in-situ works that build on one another’s artistic talents and bypass ‘the clash’.
16.10.2021 / 13:00 – 18:00: Opening.
You are welcome to join us for the opening of Amongst Clashing Colours.
We are following the Dutch COVID-19 regulations.