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Diewke Spaans
DUTCH
BLONDS
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 EUR
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32
Diewke Spaans
DUTCH
BLONDS
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam

Diewke Spaans
B. 1973
DUTCH
BLONDS
2005-2009
dry needle with oil on print and collage
27.5 x 33.5 cm / 10.83 x 13.19"
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Provenance

donated by the artist

Exhibited

Some recent solo exhibitions
Clementine Gallery, New York 2006, 'Bewitched'
Delfina, London 2005
Galerie De Praktijk, Amsterdam 2003, 'Nieuw werk'

Some recent group exhibitions
ARCO Madrid, 2009
Gemak, The Hague 2009, 'Tekens van Leven en Dood'
Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau 2008, 'Into Drawing'
Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam 2006,
'Different shades of grey'

Literature

Selected publications
Roos Stamet-Geurs, Cold Turkey. Van Carnaval tot Pasen: Hedendaagse kunst in Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht: Museum Catharijneconvent 2008
Arno Kramer, Into drawing: contemporary Dutch drawings, Harderwijk: PS Items 2005

Selected public and corporate collections
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL • Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL

Catalogue Note

The work of Dieuwke Spaans shows transformations of human beings, sometimes figures from the history of film and painting are the startingpoint. Although her work doesn't refer to earlier movements in traditional art, it's one of her sources of inspiration. Books, film and television give her the reasons to create and explore images. In the collages she adorns their appearance with new elements. They transform in strange creatures that have undergone physical mutations. With humour and aesthetics Spaans tries to seduce the viewer so she can lead them to the layers underneath, to reveal the uncanny questions with their hope and longing. Then drawing and painting are added, which are the main force, giving line and direction to the works. Spaans adds ornaments, symbols, or projects animal characteristics onto her subjects, showing people in their beastlike nature. At the same time they look deformed and threatened. She scratches thin lines in the black surface and in the collages. The choice of material is a result from a daily practice of collagemaking: a direct response to her visual environment. On the whole, her work offers a perspective from the glossy surface of everyday life into a mysterious interior world, where time is not present.

Dieuwke Spaans was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 2001-2002.
She won the Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst (NL) in 1997 and 1998.

http://dieuwke3.2do.to

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam