Month: October 2015

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Paul Beumer

In the past few years Paul Beumer’s painterly practice has gained a specific focus on the research into the history and usage of fabrics and fibres within different cultures. He thereto has traveled to places like China, Japan, Nigeria, Madeira and Malaysia. Steering away from the conventions of the brush and canvas his works are […]

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Lennart Lahuis

Through a wide variety of materials and techniques Lennart Lahuis subjects texts and photographic imagery to natural phenomena such as melting, combustion, evaporation and erosion. In each series the artist combines material processes that are used in graphic reproduction techniques with scientific disciplines such as earth sciences, astronomy and restoration. These disciplines are traditionally employed […]

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Alexandre Lavet

The work of Alexandre Lavet plays with the idea of emptiness, disappearance and erasure. Under the apparent homogeneity of exhibition spaces lie the details that mark the uniqueness and specificity of each place. It is these elements that Alexandre Lavet wants to bring to light, thereby making the viewer more aware of the environment surrounding him. […]

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Joseph Montgomery

The work of Joseph Montgomery has the structure and syntax of sculpture, but it simultaneously has all the trappings of painting: wood, canvas, various types of coating and paint. The blurring and confounding of classification lends it a strange sense of hybridity. Joseph Montgomery ’s expansion of abstract painting results in two distinctive types of […]

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Raúl Ortega Ayala

Raúl Ortega Ayala (1973) studied Painting at ‘La Esmeralda’ in Mexico City after which he traveled to the Glasgow School of Art for a Master in Fine Arts. During his master’s degree, he moved away from painting and veered his practice towards Anthropology and began working with the ethnographic method of ‘participant observation.’ Since then, […]

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Pieter Paul Pothoven

Pieter Paul Pothoven (1981) is a multimedia artist who engages with historical sites, artifacts and resources in order to mediate new relationships with the past, often based on the potential use value of these locations and objects in the present. He received his BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and his MFA at Parsons The […]

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Sybren Renema

Sybren Renema’s work originates from his various academic interests, which cover subjects including geosciences, history, theology and music. He is also very attracted to intellectual or physical failure. Past projects have interrogated the legacy of Goethe and his pseudo-scientific Farbenlehre, the drug use of the English Romantic poets, the polar expeditions of Scott and Shackleton, […]

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Puck Verkade

Puck Verkade’s artistic practice centers around moving image, installation and drawing. Delivered with humour and a distinct taste for the absurd, her videos and drawings tell stories from uncanny perspectives in which archetypal personas are reimagined to candidly expose the contradictions of human behaviour. Shifting between handcrafted stopmotion, low fi animation, green screen and direct […]

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Art The Hague

In 2015, Dürst Britt & Mayhew was part of the Art The Hague programme. It involved a presentation of work by Paul Beumer, Lennart Lahuis, Joseph Montgomery and Sybren Renema.   Reviews and features Trendbeheer by Niels Post chmkoomes’s blog by Kees Koomen

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Art Rotterdam

For its first participation in Art Rotterdam Dürst Britt & Mayhew presents the work of American artist Joseph Montgomery (1979). His work has the structure and syntax of sculpture, but it simultaneously has all the trappings of painting: wood, canvas, various types of coating and paint. The blurring and confounding of classification lends it a strange […]

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Urbi et Orbi

Dürst Britt & Mayhew is inaugurating its new gallery in The Hague with the group exhibition Urbi et Orbi, showcasing a selection of alumni from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague from 2009 up to now. All participating artists share an ambition and courage to venture out into the world and carve a […]