Guus van der Velden

Guus van der Velden

    2011 – present
    paint on wood; plexiglass, ebony, plaster
    approx. 15 cm in length

“These small untitled works are what I consider to be my first mature work. They consist of two parts, one colored, one white. One rectangular, one rounded off at the edges. Always mounted at a slight angle on the wall. Whenever I have new ideas or acquire new skills, it’s not uncommon for them to find a way to be incorporated into this ever growing body of work.”

Guus van der Velden

    painted aluminium
    12 x 355 x 128 cm

“Scale is important in this work. After creating this version on the scale I wanted, I have made some smaller sculptures to varying degrees of succes. Without the facilities to store works of this size, I however haven’t been able to develop the work further.”

Guus van der Velden

    A Room with a View
    June 2019
    Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

“An exhibition in a hotel room with postcards by Yoko Ono and gerlach en koop.”

Guus van der Velden

    A Park is a Place for Strolling
    2017 – present
    Kerstroosplein 32, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

“In 2017 I created a full-scale miniature park on a small plot of land in my garden. This park has all the elements one would expect to find in a park. This of course includes an out of place sculpture, for which I’ve invited an artist every year to create a work.

Hamer Körmeling was followed by Neel de Bruycker in 2018. In 2019 there was a summer and a winter edition, with Henri Jacobs in summer and Alex Farrar showing his ‘Semblable Wood’ from December on.”

Guus van der Velden

    Flawless Victory
    2016 – present
    Kerstroosplein 32, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

“As any garden needs upkeep and attention, I was working outside one day maintaining the grass of my garden when four children walked up. They were little tough guys, about 8 years old I think, so one of them asked me a question: ‘Sir, do you think this is beautiful?’. Curious to find out what they had to say I replied that I didn’t really have an opinion and that I was just there to maintain it. Two of the other boys said they found it ugly and this went back and forth for a while until the the last boy, who had been silent up to then, decided to speak up. As if he had a great revelation he opened his mouth and exclaimed; ‘Ooooooohhhhhhhhh, it’s art!’
This seemed to satisfy the other boys and they immediately trod onward without saying goodbye.”

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Niels Post is beeldend kunstenaar en actief als mede-oprichter van Hij is opgeleid aan de AKI in Enschede en het San Francisco Art Institute. Zijn werk is wereldwijd te zien geweest op videofestivals, tentoonstellingen en als zelfinitiatief in de openbare ruimte. Spam, computer gegenereerde tekst die niemand wil maar die overal opduikt, vormt de laatste jaren het basismateriaal van zijn beroepspraktijk. Post gebruikt het voor interventies op leegstaande winkelramen, wandsculpturen en ruimtevullende installaties.

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