Krijn de Koning

Slewe Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning on Saturday November 17. The exhibition will run until December 22, 2007. On December 1 Krijn de Koning will receive the prestigious Sikkens Prize in Rotterdam. On this occasion a comprehensice catalog has been published by Veenman Publishers, giving an overview of more than 10 years work. On Saturday December 8 there will be a book launch at the gallery.

De Koning, born in 1963 (NL) 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.

De Koning studied at the Ateliers 63 in Haarlem (NL) and institut des Hautes Etudes en Art Plastiques in Paris. He participated in many international exhibitions. His work has been collected by several important private collections, such as the collection of Jean-Philippe & Françoise Billarant and public collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Centraal Museum in the Netherlands and the FNAC and FRACs in France.