Article at Spaarnestroom about OPEN
Paul Lips wrote a very nice article for Spaarnestroom about our exhibition OPEN at Seinwezen in Haarlem
“And then there is the eye-catching left wall. René Bosch asked if Sjimmie Veenhuis wanted to put this together. Initially the idea was to only hang the works of Veenhuis, but Sjimmie chose to ask some artist friends to participate.”
“It is fascinating what visual effects the artists are able to achieve by using tape in their works. Sjimmie Veenhuis: ‘My work is very much about painting, although it is not painting. But just as with painting I also apply transparent layers on top of each other, by using tape. I found it to be interesting to create a combination with two painter friends.”
“In the work to the far left there is an arrow, which serves as a starting point. That arrow points right through the center of all the works, that alignment was carefully considered. I would like to curate exhibitions like this more often in the future, which doesn’t necessarily have to include my own work.”
Group exhibition for Kunstruimte 411 at Seinwezen Haarlem
‘Having an open mind is becoming more and more important in today’s society. The idea of an open-minded attitude can help us to navigate through the complexities of our time, in favor of a more harmonious and empathetic society. The willingness to criticize ideas and beliefs, especially those of our own, is central to this.’
With: Claudia Mulder, Eva van Ooijen, Ivo Schouten, Jorrit Sinke, Rene Bosch, Steffen Vogelezang and Wouter Nijland
Organization by: Kunstruimte 411
Seinwezen | DEC 2nd – FEB 2nd | 9-17h (mon-fri)
Kinderhuissingel 1, Haarlem
New work for Big Art 2023
Next weekend my work will be on display at the former Bijlmerbajes in Amsterdam for the second time, during the 2023 edition of Big Art. Once again my work enters the context of this unique location through a new site-specific intervention.
The installation that I will present was made possible by Buko Infrasupport.
SEP 29th – OCT 1st | 11:00 – 18:00
New project for Festival De Oversteek in Nijmegen
For the fifteenth edition of Festival De Oversteek, I will present a site-specific intervention for which I am looking for a connection between my visual language and that of Nijmegen’s rich history.
SEP 3rd | Nijmegen-Noord, Nijmegen
Meeting at Uitgeverij Komma
Together with Uitgeverij Komma I made a selection of 4 options of the Interlaced series for the special edition of my book Aspect Ratio. These compositions are directly emerged from the DIY concept of the more exclusive limited edition, and will be pasted directly onto the book.
All 4 options will be limited to only 10 copies each.
Book presentation & solo exhibition at Galerie Helder
On DEC 3rd Galerie Helder will be hosting the long awaited presentation of my book Aspect Ratio, during the opening of my solo exhibition Interlaced. The exhibition will be all about the insane scope of work that this project has become.
As layered as my work in general, it became way more than the book itself. It’s the most complex yet most rewarding project I have ever done, and I am thrilled to finally share the result and it’s multiple incarnations, which are all interconnected.
Together with Uitgeverij Komma I would like to invite you all for this very special moment at Galerie Helder!
DEC 3rd | 14-17h | Tasmanstraat 188, Den Haag
Site-specific intervention for Big Art Bajes
In times when every form of perspective in society seems to be missing, more and more arrows and barriers appear around us to tell us which way we should or should not go. Within my working method, it is the increasingly self-evident presence of my choice of materials that merges with growing expectations concerning public order.
Book release at Uitgeverij Komma
I can hardly believe it, but finally all the work for my upcoming book Aspect Ratio is completely finished. Over the past two years, I have stumbled upon how complicated it is to create a book in between all other projects. Fortunately, I didn’t do this alone and I am in the grateful position that amazing people became involved in making this wonderful opportunity a reality. I am very much looking forward to presenting the book very soon. More later, stay tuned!
Performance artwork for Monumentmakers 2021
Everything on display in the CRASH Museum, which is located inside Fort bij Aalsmeer and exclusively displays the remains from WW2 airplane crashes, has been carefully photographed and archived by Erno Kiljan. When we first met for Monument Makers, it quickly became clear that we are both used to view our surroundings with a certain focus. With an eye for detail and a sense of order, we both study our immediate environment, to apply this in very different ways.
For the public eye we will try to transform the military work platform for vehicles into a temporary work of art. The tension between individual differences as a symbol for organised conflict situations forms the starting point for the creative performance by Erno and me. Can we transform the two shapes into one piece as a whole? Or does the difference between us become literally visible in the final composition? Come and see our ‘battle’ at Fort bij Aalsmeer, September 11th-12th.
New artwork for Kunstvloed 2021
This year five artworks are to be found by different visual artists along the Sauwerder detour. Kunstvloed leaves behind a work of art after each edition, literally flooding Sauwerd and Wetsinge with art. My work for this years edition will be located at the harbour of Sauwerd.
Kunstvloed can be visited in and around Sauwerd and Wetsinge, September 10th-19th.
Group exhibition at Piet Hein Eek
Two of my works from the Entro series are part of Exhibition #2 in the Temporary Gallery of Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven. Besides my work, the work of Willem van den Hoed, Tokihiro Sato, Reinoud van Vught, Jan van der Ploeg, Daniel Ruanova and Marc Mulders are also on display in the exhibition.
Exbition #2 can be visited from March 24th to July 18th 2021, on Mon-Sat between 10:00 and 18:00 or on Sundays by appointment.