Roos Theuws, Unequal Times: 25 November – 23 December 2023

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Unequal Times by Roos Theuws. It is her third solo exhibition at Slewe Gallery. The opening is on Saturday November 25.

Theuws is known for her video sculptures in which she questions the intrinsic qualities of light and sound in the medium of video and audio itself.. In her works she investigates human perception of light and time. In this exhibition she will present a new video sculpture, entitled Unequal Times Measuring Each Other (2022) and some new ‘assembled works’, in which parts of electronic equipment are brought together with photographic works. The exhibition will be accompanied by a cahier, the fourth in the series to date, entitled Unequal Times Measuring Each Other no. 1 & no. 2, including a text by Theuws herself, and a poem by Maria Barnas as well.

Roos Theuws, born in 1957 in Valkenswaard (NL), lives and works in Amsterdam. Since 1984 she has regularly shown (inter)nationally. Her works are included in several important private collections in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States and public collections, amongst others, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, and Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht.

Paul Drissen, Déjà Vu: 7 October – 11 November 2023

On saturday October 7, the solo exhibition Déjà Vu by Paul Drissen opens with new work. His solo, entitled Short Cuts, is currently also running in the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, and an artist's book with the same title has been published in collaboration with Irma Boom. A number of new paintings and collages by Drissen will be on display in the gallery.

In the exhibition the Kröller-Müller Museum describes the oeuvre of Paul Drissen (Oirsbeek, 1963) as a nostalgic desire to be part of the abstract tradition from Henri Matisse to Lygia Clark. In paintings of casein and pigment, spatial paper collages and cuttings, he brings well-known forms from historical abstraction to the present. ‘I am looking for a role for myself in a tradition that is full of utopian thinking that is now unimaginable,’ says Drissen. 'I want to bring that naive, but also hopeful ambition back to the surface, not as a message but emotionally, as a sentiment.'

To evoke that subcutaneous feeling, the artist improvises and explicitly allows chance. Drissen is not a purist, with him many things can pass for painting, such as printed pieces of fabric, an assembly of wooden slats or an archive box with scraps of paper. The informal or 'sloppy' is a key theme in his work. Everything, even the smallest detail, is equally important; careless splashes of paint, carelessly forgotten corners or a loose hanging crooked thread. Drissen assumes that a work is not 'made' but reveals itself during a largely unconscious and irrational work process.

Drissen lives and works in Maastricht. After studying at Ateliers 63 in Haarlem, now De Ateliers in Amsterdam, he exhibited three times at art & project in Rotterdam and Slootdorp between 1991 and 1997 and at Greta Meert in Brussels (1996). In the same year he had a solo with paintings and drawings in the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht and in 2005 his first museum overview in the Stadsgalerij Heerlen, now Schunck, under the title Melodernia, with a catalog of the same name published. His solo exhibition Short Cuts is currently running at the Kröller-Müller Museum until January 14, 2024.

His work is included in important public collections such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Kunstmuseum The Hague, Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Schunck Heerlen, Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo, as well as art collections of DSM, NOG and ABN AMRO. Since 1999, Drissen has exhibited regularly at Slewe Gallery in Amsterdam.

Teresiña Talarico, Interlace: 2 June – 8 July 2023

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Teresiña Talarico's exhibition Interlace during Amsterdam Art Week, featuring a selection of her recent paintings. It will be her first show at the gallery in Amsterdam. 

Teresiña Talarico, born in Santiago de Chile, is known for her poetic, minimal abstract paintings. Her oeuvre of more than 30 years is, simply put, about the dynamics of form and the power of color. Simple abstract shapes in combination with different colors make the paintings strong carriers of emotion.

Raised in Chile and Bolivia, she studied Philosophy and Art History in Cologne, followed by Fine Arts at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Her career began in the 1990s with exhibitions in Europe and South America. She has been living and working in Dordrecht for several years now. In 2021, an extensive catalog of her work has been published at Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König in Cologne, which will be presented during Amsterdam Art Week.

Joris Geurts | Ronald Noorman: 15 April – 20 May 2023

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works on paper by Joris Geurts and Ronald Noorman. It opens Saturday April 15 and will run until May 20, 2023.

Joris Geurts, who is known for his lyric abstract paintings, drawings and prints, has focused more on making work on paper in the last ten years. They are made with acrylic paint, diluted with plenty of water, applied with broad brushstrokes on various sizes of sheets of paper. These water colors are transparant layered and traceable. Deep purple blues, grays and yellow green colors giving associations with the kosmos or landscape. In this exhibition he will show a new series of works on paper.

Geurts, born in Oss (NL) in 1958, studied at the AKI in Enschede. After his study he started his career at Art & Project Gallery in Amsterdam in the early eighties. Since 1995 he shows at Slewe Gallery on a regular base. In addition to his painting practice he also works as a composer of music. His works have been collected by several important public collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch and corporate art collections of AkzoNobel, ABNAMRO, KPN, BPD and AEGON amongst others.

Work by Ronald Noorman, who passed away five years ago, will be shown for the first time at Slewe Gallery. Noorman’s oeuvre consists of works on paper and prints. His drawings, mostly in black and white, are characterized by simple forms. They are expressive in execution and have an intimate scale. For the spectator it is exciting to follow the artist’s hand in the traces of charcoal, gouache, pastel, ink and pencil. On show will be a selection of his last works on paper in which color plays a more prominent role.

Noorman (1951–2018) lived and worked in Amsterdam. After his study at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam he only devoted himself to drawing. His works are internationally exhibited and collected, such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Museum Folkwang Essen and Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich amongst others.

Michael Jacklin, Various Thoughts II: 4 March – 8 April 2023

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Various Thoughts II by Dutch artist Michael Jacklin (*1956). The exhibition will show some new works. It opens Friday 3 March and runs until April 8, 2023.

Michael Jacklin is one of the rare fundamental working sculptors of his generation. He focuses on the specific qualities of the material as well as on the sculptural principles such as mass, rhythm and gravity. Since 1984 he works exclusively with iron. His preference for this material derives from his fascination for iron constructions in bridges and architecture. The last few years most work are made of either staff iron or iron plate. With basic forms, such as cubes, boxes and spheres he builds up an open grid like construction. A subtle play of lines and intervals occurs when you move around them.

Jacklin exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base since 1995. In 2010 Slewe Gallery published a catalog with an overview of his work. In 2019 his work was included in the exhibition Negative Space at ZKM in Karlsruhe and in 2017 some of his large monumental works were shown at Art Zuid, a biennial outdoor sculpture route in Amsterdam, which was curated by Rudi Fuchs. In 2002 he had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2000 at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. His works have been collected by several public collections, such as the Stedeijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, ABN AMRO Art Collection and AkzoNobel Art Foundation, as well as many private collections. He has also done several public commissions in Rotterdam, Amstelveen and Gemeente Haarlemmermeer. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.

Sediment: 27 January – 25 February 2023

Friday January 27 opens the group exhibition Sediment with works by Alan Charlton, Alice Schorbach, Caro Jost, Dan Walsh, Domenico Bianchi, Ian Davenport, Karin Sander, Lesley Foxcroft, Martina Klein, Nunzio, Roos Theuws and Ruud Kuijer. The exhibition will last until February 25.

One of the works that will be on view in the exhibition, is a new video work by Roos Theuws, entitled 1870, which shows an image of a geyser. In the accompanying publication the composition of various metal oxides are mentioned on some sheets of colored paper. These materials are the sediments left behind by the geyser.

In the works of the other artists, the use of materials, such as iron, zinc, copper, palladium, lead, pigments, leaves and gravel, form a loose association with the concept of sediment, which can be seen as a metaphor for the artwork: a sediment in the bed of the stream of an artist's imagination.