Ornis A. Gallery is delighted to present new big brown sculptures by the Dutch artist Marliz Frencken (NL, 1955), her sculptures were featured in the last group exhibition of Jan Hoet: Middle Gate Geel ‘13. In the beginning of March her work will be presented in the show: ‘Sculpture! Sculpture! at Peter Kilchmann gallery, Zurich.
Marliz Frencken’s new work, the so called brown sculptures, are a next step in the evolution of her work. Where her former sculptures were very colorful and
embellished, with this new series she sheds all glitter and glamour to reveal the rawness and decay underneath. Marliz always struggles with the image of women from her youth: the well groomed, charming woman, who keeps a neat and clean house and finds being a mother the most precious gift of all. Marliz works with this image, examining it and fighting it.
Her work is in a number of collections such as Centraal Museum, Utrecht; MARTa Herford Museum, Herford; Caldenborgh collection, Wassenaar and the Rubell collection, USA
US artist Raffi Kalenderian (1981) masterly portrays close friends and relatives in intimate moments, usually in their own home or in the artist’s studio, surrounded by ornamental interiors, garden landscapes or abstractly staged environments. The portrayed are not posing but rather self-absorbed. The living room, the studio become small, enclosed worlds. The boundaries between figure and background are blurred in such a way that the figure blends into the structures of its environment.
Kalenderian captures a dynamic in his paintings, while at the same time stating that the act of painting helps him to slow things down and focus on the interpersonal relationships: “The social aspect is incredibly meaningful to me. Technology can be isolating, so sitting with a friend for a few hours and observing them, talking, is a great way to slow things down. The drawing becomes, among other things, a record of this time together, a record of existence.”
On show will be a new big painting named: Shanti (red jacket), 2014
Ornis A. Gallery is proud to present a installation by Dutch artist Marco den Breems (1955).
Marco den Breems lives as an Artivist as he describes himself. He doesn’t want to be labelled as an artist. However, Den Breems, calls himself an activist whose mission is to expose the ugliness of modern society by creating. This artistic process results in disturbing installations where we can feel the uncanny. He needs to work in separation for several years to mature a new art project.
The works on show are part from his last installation in the gallery ‘Loss in control’ and also some newer works which were inspired on his ongoing series of lone wolves.
Reminiscent of the anthropomorphic portraits of 16th century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Michael Bauer (1973) creates strong compositions in which figurative elements merge effortlessly with abstraction. Bauer’s works on paper and paintings thus suggest a motif, hinting at eyes or hands of three-dimensional shapes, while simultaneously disrupting any arising idea of a figure through bold colored geomtric patterns and frizzled pen lines.