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17 March 2023
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Alexandra Roozen

Two Tone, 2022
pencil on paper
160 x 120 cm
links: NL=US Gallery |  Alexandra Roozen

Art on Paper Amsterdam
16 – 19 March 2023
Gashouder | Westergas, Amsterdam

Toni van Tiel

A rock costume for hiding through the ages, 2022
Gouache and pencil on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
links: Galerie Bart

Raquel Maulwurf

Yamamoto, Japan (Tsunami 2011), 2022
charcoal pastel on museum board
152 x 112 cm
links: Gallery Livingstone | Raquel Maulwurf

Nanda Runge

Rayleigh scattering # 61, 2023
watercolor on paper
30 x 40 cm
links: Galerie Van den Berge | Nada Runge

Sanne Maloe Slecht

Play Doh’s Cave 14, 2021
mixed media on paper
21 x 14,8 cm
links: Galerie Bart | Sanne Maloe Slecht

Vincent de Boer

Rol 006, [werkstation 2], 2022
Chinese ink on Wenzhou paper
180 x 45 cm
links: Galerie Franzis Engels | Vincent de Boer

Nick Ervinck

Bruntiskie, 2021
marker, pencil, pastel, print
80 x 60 cm
links: Galerie Franzis Engels | Nick Ervinck

Marisa Rappard

Externalisation, 2021
compressed acrylic and pencil on paper
146 x 232 cm

20 October 2019

Alexandra Roozen

Plain Dust #14, 2019
pencil on paper
160 x 120 x 1 cm

Alexandra Roozen & Bart Keltholt
19 October 2019 – 16 November 2019
Galerie Roger Katwijk

Alexandra Roozen

Currents #03, 2019
pencil on paper
70 x 50 x 1 cm

[from the pressrelease]
Alexandra Roozen’s work can be placed in the tradition of the fundamental and serial abstraction. By making large drawings with pencil on paper Roozen has found her own way in this tradition. This drawing technique, overall one of the ‘simplest’ and oldest, is a constant source of wonderment for this artist, and is time and again the object of artistic experimentation.

The method of Roozen’s work is based on repetitive structures. Small hand gestures such as dashes, dots, scratches and strokes which the artist repeats endlessly. Herein she is interested in the arrangement of details, in particular the irregularities that occur therein. These irregularities disturb the coherence in the planning and deprive the logic off the structure.

Roozen highlight these disturbances by using a mathematical grid and strict work rules. In this way, minimal differences are strengthened and at the same time new coherence is created and ultimately new structures. Such fascinating processes seem to work indefinitely which Roozen emphasize by using an all-over design: drawings in which no spot on the paper is left blank.

Alexandra Roozen

Italics #05, 2019
pencil on paper
160 x 120 x 0,5 cm

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