solo 11 – QS SERAFIJN

In Honour Of The Dilettante
icw M HKA
27 January till 5 March 2017
opening 27 January 7 PM (cultuurnacht Breda)
opening hours Wednesdays-Sundays from 11.00 AM till 5:00 PM

For Club Solo’s eleventh solo exhibition, QS Serafijn will be showing new work, alongside work dating from the past years.

Visual artist and author QS Serafijn (Roosendaal, 1960) takes a very unique approach to the relationship between art and life. His oeuvre comprises text, drawings, sculptures and installations, showcasing a variety of social themes.

After a period of creating mostly monumental work for public spaces, he returned to the studio during a residency in Basel, focusing on the banal, everyday things he saw around him. He made small sculptures of waste material and household products, and started painting watercolours, depicting magnolias, erotica and his daily bowl of soup, among other things.

QS Serafijn’s work is characterised by a great degree of freedom and by acting in the moment. It is his refusal to choose a recurring subject, form or relation that gives his work boundless energy, as if being an artist is a choice he makes each day. ‘Artists live by the day: fatherless, homeless, with no will of their own, intuitively, and inconsistently,’ it says on the cover of his book Notes 3.

The choice of M HKA
In response to QS Serafijn’s work, M HKA has chosen to exhibit ABC, école de Paris (1959-1961) by Flemish visual artist Jef Geys. Geys’ work will be shown in Club Solo’s minor hall for the duration of the exhibition.

Peripheral programme
For each solo exhibition at Club Solo, the peripheral programme is determined by the exhibiting artist.
QS Serafijn’s peripheral programme is scheduled for Thursday 23 February. Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for updates.

Works from top to bottom:
‘Unfinished poem (to Wislawa Szymborska)’, 2013
hout, ijzer, papier, kunststof, glas, klei, katoen, piepschuim
(Foto: Aad Hoogendoorn)

‘If Sie denken we have at thema, I don’t think zoo’, 2016
40 x 50 cm, waterverf op papier