21 September - 19 October
Image and objects are formed, dissect, replaced, (re) used and put in another context.
This trough a process stripped of meaning; (re)- builds or (re)-used to gain a new one. In
(De)-(trans)-from-(ing) itself, we see 4 artists working with the potential for change of view
on what is already here, and how we can look towards the world and the information it
Kaspar Dejong (1995)
In his paintings and sculptures confronts the viewer with a transformed version of reality.
Dejong re-uses images from daily life and deconstructs these objects and images in such
a way that their signals lose meaning. As a spectator, you are confronted with an image,
that at first glance seems to be familiar but is not.
Jean-Philippe Paumier (1980)
Paulmier’s work develops an object-based consideration on the singularity of consumer
products into the field of contemporary art. His body of work mainly consists of
sculptures and installations. His work refers to Marcel Duchamp’s concept of « readymade », but diverges from it at the same time, by his means of expression and the way he
combines elements. Paumier uses common objects chosen for their fundamental inherent
qualities. They are all direct products from our consumer society and are therefore
selected to emphasize, as a counterweight, their hidden aesthetic and conceptual
Kim Nuijen (1984)
Her artistic practice focuses on visual culture. Nuijen's photographic works and moving
images concentrate on digital mass media, specifically in relation to human identity.
Images seduce her on a daily basis. She is curious how this seduction takes place, what
effect it has on our sense of reality, and how it (re)shapes identity. Nuijen investigates how
images circulate and what this does to their meaning. Based on the vantage point of the
viewer she wants to question not only what we see, but also what we perceive to be real.
Cristian Thomsen (1993)
Thomsen has an enormous interest in alchemy, alchemical processes and the history of
the occult. A subject that he deepened with his theoretical research. Thomsen became a
regular visitor to the famous Ritman Collection in Amsterdam. At the same time, he treats
the weighty subjects with a light, playful tone, with a lot of humor and self-mockery (he
regularly portrays himself as the ignorant fool at the start of a long journey). In addition,
Thomsen has an insatiable love for painting and a great interest in what painting means
and can mean in 2019. Thomsen uses stories to attract the attention of the viewer. His
current work stems from a desire to create a personal mythology and to express spiritual,
utopian and metaphysical ideas.