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Böhlerweg 56
D-40549 Düsseldorf
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Heringa / Van Kalsbeek
3 Sep - 10 Oct 2010
Heringa / Van Kalsbeek

3.September - 9.Oktober 2010 bei ANNA KLINKHAMMER GALERIE Düsseldorf

,,Typically, the work of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek is built up around a core that usually
consists of a realistic object embedded in what perhaps can best be described as a three-dimensional painting. The core is absorbed within lines and planes of cast
synthetic material, ropes and parts of plants, creating a dynamic and sensual splurge of colour and form.
The French philosopher Merleau-Ponty claimed that 'human vision is a physical
process, The visible world is inextricably bound up with the vision of one's own body as it moves in that world.' The sculptures of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek require a similar approach. You have to encircle them as it were and to view them from all sides in order to be able to fully experience them."

P. Tegenbosch

That static visual art can also look like a living natural phenomenon is evident in many works by the artistic duo Heringa/Van Kalsbeek. For more than 15 years, since their student days at the Rietveld Academie (Monumental Design Department), Liet Heringa and Maarten van Kalsbeek have regulary worked together. For their co-productions they have officially operated as 'Heringa/Van Kalsbeek' since 1998. Nature and its typical aspects of 'growth' and 'decay' constitute an important point of departure for their three-dimensional mostly assembled work. Plants, branches and flowers, real or cast, are often combined with fragments of existing sculptures in such a way that 'grew' from the fertile creative dialogue between the two artists.

Liet Heringa, 1966 `s-Hertogenbosch, und Maarten Van Kalsbeek, 1962 Oegstgeest, were students from 1984-1987 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 1987-1988 at the Middlesex Polytechnic School of Art in London and from 1988-1990 at Ateliers 63, Haarlem. Thea had scolarships in Italy, France, Korea und the Netherlands. Their sculptures could be found in allmost every collections of major museums in the netherlands, as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum, den Haag, Kröller-Möller Museum, Otterlo, Museum voor moderne Kunst, Arnheim and more.
Still this is their first soloshow in Germany, which we are much looking foreward to. The artist couple lives and works in Amsterdam.
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