Mariken Wessels ‘NUDE – Arising from the Ground’

THE RAVESTIJN GALLERY, Amsterdam

EXTENDED UNTIL 1 JULY 2020

Unprecedented times call for creative solutions. After having to postpone the opening of the exhibition “Nude – Arising From The Ground” by Mariken Wessels, RAVESTIJN GALLERY invites you to take a virtual tour through the exhibition on their website.

Comprising of sculpture, photography and film, and inspired by a series of Eadweard Muybridge collotypes, Wessels’ most recent work explores the motion of obese bodies and the animalistic aspects of the human form. Nude – Arising From The Ground was partly premiered at Art Rotterdam 2019, but this exhibition aims to give time and space for the entire work to be seen. In autumn 2020, the project will be part of a group show entitled Human After All: Ceramic Reflections in Contemporary Art at Museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden. Other participating artists are Geng Xue, William Cobbing, Klara Kristalova, Kris Lemsalu, Leiko Ikemura, Liliana Porter, Sharon Overmeieren, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg. Curated by Tanya Rumpff.

Nude Upside Down and Back Again I, 2018
Nude Upside Down and Back Again II, 2018
Nude , Water and Green Leaves II, 2018
Nude , Water and Green Leaves III, 2018
Nude Upside Down and Back Again VII, 2018
Nude Upside Down and Back Again VIII, 2018
Nude , Water and Green Leaves IV, 2018
Model-Stop-Motion I, 2018

Amsterdam-based artist Mariken Wessels (NL, 1963) creates artist’s books, sculptures, installations, photo series and film works. Her multilayered projects offer poignant picture stories,combining appropriated (vernacular) imagery and self-produced images, usually featuring female protagonists struggling with life.