solo 30

jeanbernardkoeman

Jean Bernard Koeman (1964) is a visual artist and exhibition maker. Koeman’s installations represent a mental architecture. They are edifices with human – or cognisant – features. They radiate feelings and thoughts in essay-like arrangements, woven together into a materialised diagram of moments or conflicts from the history of art and architecture. The installations appear to be monumental models of structures that are impossible to realise.

The positioning and presentation of the installations and works are key factors. They are related to the space surrounding them within the confines of a course. Shapes, materials, architectural echoes, motifs, and mutual connections coalesce into an experience space.

Visitors are confronted with grand sculptural expressions featuring all sorts of details. They go on an associative walk as size, shape and meaning are generated and mingled together, and an unexpected poetry emerges. It’s a quest for intertextual qualities in a non-linear story.

The main principles underpinning the three-dimensional work are architecture, language, socio-political or landscape history, and the use of materials that Koeman believes harbour some kind of meaning. He acts out this meaning in a different, formal context. This results in installations that exist as sampled or layered modules zooming in on and away from details through drawings, text, and photoprints.

At Club Solo, Koeman is presenting new and older works that can almost be read like unfolded stories.

open wed – sun 11:00 – 17:00
official opening 5 Sept 15.00

review Metropolis M (Dutch) please click here

Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum contribution deals with one of Koeman’s core questions: what is sculpture? The exhibition at Club Solo is set to include models, a maquette, archive material, a video, correspondence, and plans that have never been carried out. A 'grey archive' from the museum collection, full of sculptural references, but without actually being sculptural.

IRWIN, Black Square on the Red Square, video (kleur, geluid), 3.15", 1992-2004

Jean Bernard Koeman, 13.000 jaar, ruwweg of bij benadering, 2021

The multiple 13.000 jaar (13.000 years) consists of a 3-D print of a rolling stone and a drawing on paper, attached to a carrier. The multiple connects to a recurring question in Koeman's work: what is an original and what does it mean when you reproduce and multiply an object? He is interested in the momentum in time and space. An exhibition full of models, displays, cabinets, drawings, photographs, copies, ready-mades, sculptures and documentation ends in a small, compact work, which unites all themes.

The multiple by Jean Bernard Koeman was made especially for this exhibition, in an edition of seven. The work is for sale for € 250,- in Club Solo.

SOLD OUT

Trailer

Jean Bernard Koeman (1964) is a visual artist and exhibition maker. Koeman’s installations represent a mental architecture. They are edifices with human – or cognisant – features. They radiate feelings and thoughts in essay-like arrangements, woven together into a materialised diagram of moments or conflicts from the history of art and architecture. The installations appear to be monumental models of structures that are impossible to realise.

The positioning and presentation of the installations and works are key factors. They are related to the space surrounding them within the confines of a course. Shapes, materials, architectural echoes, motifs, and mutual connections coalesce into an experience space.

Visitors are confronted with grand sculptural expressions featuring all sorts of details. They go on an associative walk as size, shape and meaning are generated and mingled together, and an unexpected poetry emerges. It’s a quest for intertextual qualities in a non-linear story.

The main principles underpinning the three-dimensional work are architecture, language, socio-political or landscape history, and the use of materials that Koeman believes harbour some kind of meaning. He acts out this meaning in a different, formal context. This results in installations that exist as sampled or layered modules zooming in on and away from details through drawings, text, and photoprints.

At Club Solo, Koeman is presenting new and older works that can almost be read like unfolded stories.

open wed – sun 11:00 – 17:00
official opening 5 Sept 15.00

review Metropolis M (Dutch) please click here