For the TEFAF 2016 Kloosterboer’s work is selected by Mark Kremer, who arranged an exhibition for the modern section of the art fair: “Show Your Wound”. Next to Kloosterboer, work of e.g. Pedro Cabrita Reis, Peter Buggenhout and Helmut Federle are shown in this group show. In this exhibition two recent artistic expressions of Kloosterboer will be presented: an installation with video, the Strawman, and two sanded paintings.The scattered form of the Straw Man is, as most of Kloosterboer’s work grounded in painting. The painted canvases are altered by the artist through cutting and stitching it into a theatrical, costume-like shape filled with straw. This results in the sculpture of the Straw Man. Next to this piece, a video is shown where the Straw Man is eaten by a pack of horses. The concrete forms of the sculptural constructed Straw Man, complements with the dramatic character of the video that shows the deconstruction of the Straw Man through the act of eating by the horses.Kloosterboer’s sanded paintings are characteristic for his transparency in artistic approach. In the case of these paintings it is an act of first painting a canvas and then sanding it. The deconstruction in both the Straw Man and the sanded paintings can be seen as a reference to the transiency of things, a theme that is very well embedded in the overall idea “Show Your Wound”. At the exhibition two sanded paintings will be on view: a green one `15101` (240 x 250 cm) and an orange one `15117` (170 x 150 cm).
Klaas Kloosterboer (South/North-Schermer, 1959) lives and works in Amsterdam. Kloosterboer studied at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include Blue Suit at the Bob van Orsouw gallery, Zurich (CH, 2014), Painting XXXL – Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw’ in the Submarine Wharf of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL, 2013), Collectie van Valen Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL, 2011), Villa Romana, Florence (IT, 2010), Sudsudvestur, Reykjavik (ICE, 2009) and The ‘Projection Project, Budapest episode’ at Kunsthalle, Budapest (HUN, 2007).
Current exhibition: Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort (NL) February 14 – May 28
TEFAF | 11.03 — 20.03.2016
Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC) Forum 100
6229 GV Maastricht, Netherlands