About the Work
This edition is part of our inaugural Curator Series: Edition 01, which was curated by Saša Bogojev and debuted at CAN Art Fair 2022 In this large-scale, hand-finished print by Netherlands-based painter Arjen, what appears to be a tongue sticks out across a sea-foam gradient. But why does this tongue have eyes? Arjen explains: "I decided to go back to the basics of drawing and the possibilities of the line. How to be simple and expressive at the same time. Shuffling with different elements of the human body, I construct whole new entities... I started looking for simplification and reduction. A simplification in a way like what Mondrian did in his abstract compositions. In this process I try to get an image that... feels like an organic and ‘real’ being. Also, the contradiction of a clear composition and a confusing content is something I like. Working at the intersection of the simple and the absurd, I try to depict a bizarre entity that makes you wonder and smile. Sometimes there is the illusion of body parts that aren’t there, or the possibility that you can interpret one body part as two different ones. Some works have an underlying message, commenting in a subtle way on the world we live in."
Arjen is a self-taught painter living and working in the Netherlands. A violin teacher by trade, he began to pursue painting seriously during the 2020 pandemic. His work has since been shown with Mayoral Gallery at Art Geneva 2023, Août Gallery (Beirut), Droste Gallery (Paris), Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica), Eternity Gallery (Miami), Marian Cramer projects (Amsterdam) and Untitled Art Fair Miami.
Authentication & Resale
Signed and numbered by the artist on front. This work is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A.
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