From the 22nd of February until the 1st of April the exhibition Rhythms will take place, a duo-show with artworks by Philine van den Hul and Jochem Esser. Both artists are exploring the contrasts of the media they are using, whereby the boundaries between paintings, sculptures and installations become blurred. Van den Hul and Esser know to wonder and surprise the viewer every time.
For the first time Assembled by Root presents the artworks of Jochem Esser (1988). Esser uses – as the son a of an employee of the tech-company IBM – technology in his artworks. Through IBM he came into contact with advanced technology at an early age. Drawing upon this he created a fascination for complex autonomous systems. Using this in his work he expanded visually into relations between plants, architecture, factories, humans and computer systems. His work mixes traditional crafts with technology and pre-made objects. With this he creates installations that explore alienation from a way of relating to these subjects.
Through her energetic personality and her fascination for life, Philine van den Hul (1991) takes you on a visual journey every time. The commotion of the daily life can be forgotten when you look at her artworks. For her last series of artworks she was inspired by the Egyptian desert, mainly the locations where the traces of the water – which was there long time ago – can be seen in the rocks. By this slow process a blueprint of the whole process has been created. These rocks are shaped by very small shifts caused by the water, which has a huge influence in the end. Just as nature does Van den Hul creates magnificent artworks by repeating small movements, created in small series of artworks, every artwork has his own atmosphere and serenity.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 23rd of February from 7PM onwards. We hope to welcome you to have a toast with the artists during this evening. Afterwards the exhibition will still be on show until the 1st of April. Assembled by Root is open from Wednesday until Saturday. On Saturday evening the 4th of March, we’re also part of the Museumnacht 010. Other participating locations in the area are FLTR projectspace and Sober Collective. From 9PM there will be a unique performance.