19 Mar 2022 - 08 May 2022

Rachel de Joode is well-known for mixing mediums, particularly those of photography, sculpture and most recently, painting. Her work bounces between the physical and the virtual, exploring the relationship between the three-dimensional object and its two dimensional-representation. De Joode’s work is a constant play between surface, representation and materiality.

For a series that premieres in her first solo exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, De Joode mounted prints on wooden panels – not only on the front, but also on he sides, mimicking the effect of a very flat canvas. Subsequently she made thick marks on the works by means of paint strokes that are applied in a frivolous way. This playfulness has been accentuated by using bright, cheerful bubble-gum-like colours. Several of these work are presented in a salon hanging, as if performing in a cheerful choir.

De Joode (1979, The Netherlands) earned her diploma in time-based art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She was awarded the Deutsche Börse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (2013) and the Sculpture Space funded residency (2012), as well as a residency at LMCC swingspace program at Governors Island (2013 – 2014) in New York.

Her work has been included and reviewed in Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramics (Phaidon), ArtforumArtnetThe New York TimesThe New YorkerDIS magazine and Charlotte Cotton’s book Photography is Magic.

De Joode’s work has been exhibited at Centre Photographique, Marseille (2021); Annka Kultys Gallery, London (2020); The Pitcairn Museum of Contemporary Art, Groningen (2020); Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2019); Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris (2018); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2017); ICA, Philadelphia (2017); Kunstfort Vijfhuizen (2017); Kunstverein Nürnberg (2016); Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague (2016); MACRO Contemporary Art Museum of Rome, Rome, (2015); Bergen Kunsthall (2012).

Work by de Joode is held in various private and public collections, including the Collection of Keramiek Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden and the collection of the Amsterdam UMC.

Rachel de Joode would like to thank the Mondriaan Fund for their kind support and the Amsterdam UMC for kindly loaning a work from their collection.



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