Galerie Gabriel Rolt is pleased to present It’s not a house, it’s a home!, a show of new paintings by Groningen-based artist Coen Vunderink. This will be Vunderink’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, running from Saturday May 25th through June 29th.
The paintings on view are inspired by Vunderink’s fascination for MRI-scans; mysterious medical pictures of the human brain, black and white with ominous specks of colour that may or may not contain devastating information for the patient. Using bare canvas as both the medium and the first layer, Vunderink applies vibrating layers of spray-painted photographic negatives picturing everyday objects and materials like carpets, lace, flowers or doormats. This creates photogram-like, monochrome imagery that is both familiar and abstract. To these images, Vunderink adds sparse, expressive brushstrokes, using traditional homemade egg tempera because of its transparency and subdued lighting.
Coen Vunderink “It’s not a house, it’s a home!”
Date: May 25th – June 29th, 2013
Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-18:00 or by appointment
Place: Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Address: Elandsgracht 34, 1016 TW Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 7855146
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi