Luuk Wilmering, the man who never experienced anything
"the man who never experienced anything"
Exhibition: January 18th - February 21th
Opening Sunday January 18th 3 - 5 pm
Gallery: Tue - Fri: 11am - 6 pm; Sat 1 - 6 pm;
1st Sunday of every month: 2 - 5 pm
Luuk Wilmering (Haarlem, 1957) will be showing new work at Ellen de Bruijne Projects. He often appears in his own work; his earlier work shows his eminent presence and frequently only his presence. Wilmering comments: 'There have been several considerations that lead me to use myself as a model. Firstly, I found it very useful to explicitly connect myself with the subject. In this way I could convey directly: This is how I feel about this, this is what concerns me. I felt that was important and I think this notion comes across. Another, very practical reason, was that I sometimes needed facial expressions or physical poses, which only I knew how to put it right.'
An example of this is the multiple The story of my life (2003). Wilmering is seen, gazing bored out of an open window, his heavy head supported by his hand. He is looking down to a roundabout, where cars are waiting in front of traffic lights. The next image shows Wilmering, suddenly jumped up from his seat, shouting out of the window with his hand to his mouth, as to force extra strength to his words.
It is like he suddenly feels the urge to interfere with that world below and comment on with spirited critique.
The new works in the expositions emerge from Wilmering's technique, to create new coherent pictures. He creates them from endless separate details, partly deriving from the old collection of National Geographics, he's got from his father when he was seven.
Jennie Regnerus writes about his work: 'The characters in Wilmering's collages have lost their way. Naturally, for Wilmering cut them loose from their own context and has put them into a new one, by his own means. This mingled versions of realities by Wilmering do more justice to the chaos in the world, than the average press photograph.'
Besides the new collages, there also will be a slideshow, The man who never experienced anything and a new painted photograpgh on show at Ellen de Bruijne.
Wilmerings collage series Heel Ander Blad (Whole Different Paper) and other painted photographs are on show at Museum De Pont in Tilburg. The opening for this exhibition will take place on Saturday 17th of January 3 pm - 5 pm. This exhibition will be on display until March 16th.
For more information: www.depont.nl