The drawings and paintings made by Aaron van Erp (Veghel, 1978) resemble disconnected scenes from a story that will never finish. Van Erp shows the cruelty of mankind in all its variations. Perpetrators and victims – whose roles are often interchangeable – are positioned in absurdist landscapes or forbidding interiors. They perform and undergo acts of violence, although it never becomes clear why. Their bodies are unfinished, as if maimed by the paint. With his frequent references to the works of other artists, Van Erp’s paintings make up an overarching oeuvre that’s not restricted to one individual.
Aaron van Erp will be exhibiting new work at Club Solo, alongside pieces from the past fifteen years.
Het is mijn feestje en ik huil als ik dat wil (It’s my party and I cry if I want to), 2020