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24 February 2022
drawing Marijn van Kreij - Untitled (Sigmar Polke, Ad Reinhardt, Physiognomical Changes, The Insiders), 2015 / Montage, gouache on the back of a drawing paper pad cover and book clipping - contemporary drawing, drawings, work on paper, art on paper

Marijn van Kreij

Untitled (Sigmar Polke, Ad Reinhardt, Physiognomical Changes, The Insiders), 2015
Montage, gouache on the back of a drawing paper pad cover and book clipping
22.6 x 30.5 cm

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram, Raad Eens Hoeveel Ik Van Je Hou, 1995, Lawrence Weiner, Something to Put Something On, 2008)
, 2020
gouache and pencil on bookpage
21 x 25 cm

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, L’Atelier, 1955, Snow Butter), 2020
gouache and pencil on laserprint
42 x 29,7 cm

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Dakloos Bla Bla Bla, De Groene Amsterdammer, Molletje), 2020
gouache, pencil and ink on magazine page
29,5 x 23 cm

1 July 2018
drawing Marijn van Kreij - Untitled (Picasso, Le Carnet de La Californie, 1955), 2018 / Gouache and pencil on paper - contemporary drawing, drawings, work on paper, art on paper

Marijn van Kreij

Untitled (Picasso, Le Carnet de La Californie, 1955), 2018
Gouache and pencil on paper
29.7 × 42 cm

Marijn van Kreij – Nude in the Studio
30 June – 9 September 2018
Marres, Maastricht

Marijn van Kreij

Untitled (Picasso, Le Carnet de La Californie, 1955), 2018
gouache and pencil on paper,
29.7 × 42 cm

Marijn van Kreij

Untitled (Picasso, Le Carnet de La Californie, 1955), 2018
gouache and pencil on paper,
29.7 × 42 cm

10 February 2017

Marijn van Kreij

Untitled (Picasso, Reclining Nude with a Man Playing the Guitar, 1970), 2016 [detail]
Gouache and pencil on paper
192 x 151 cm

Marijn van KreijReclining Nude with a Man Playing the Guitar
24 November 2016 – 28 May 2017
Hermitage, Amsterdam

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, Reclining Nude with a Man Playing the Guitar, 1970), 2016
Gouache and pencil on paper
192 x 151 cm

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, Nude in front of a Garden, 1956), 2013
Gouache and pencil on paper
206 x 152.5 cm

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, Nude in front of a Garden, 1956) [detail], 2013
Gouache and pencil on paper
206 x 152.5 cm

24 June 2016

Marijn van Kreij

Untitled (Picasso, Jacqueline in Studio, 1956), 2016
Gouache and pencil on paper
214 × 152 cm

Marijn van KreijNude in front of a Garden
24 June – 6 August 2016
Klemm’s, Berlin

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, The Studio, 1955), 2016
Gouache and pencil on paper
231.5 × 170 cm

[from the pressrelease]
Marijn van Kreij’s work in Nude in front of a Garden seems to challenge, unwillingly, the possibility of creating a genuinely new piece of art in a world where fast-paced, intercontextual reproduction mechanisms take place continuously. The artist seized fragments of late Picasso paintings, copied them in watery paint and sequenced them following a penciled grid. Whether this recurring repetition is a form of insistence in itself or is insisting on a petered out artistic strategy remains to be seen. Either way it eventually becomes clear that these works are in no way an ironic comment on our fleeting visual culture as such. Inattention and concentration are both present within these works, which makes it hard to take a position when in front of them. Moreover its maker chose to pair up his series with a sound piece by fellow artist Andrea Büttner, called Roth Reading, in which Büttner reads out aloud all passages on shame and embarrassment in Dieter Roth’s diary from 1982. Here the notion of shame, a fundamental and deep, but rarely discussed anxiety of many – if not all – artists is introduced alongside these works. The piece suddenly seems to splinter the late oeuvre of one of the supposedly greatest artists of all time into a faltering amalgam of reiterated imagery. The meaning of progress, personally as well as culturally, seems to be the main question at stake here.

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, The Artist, 1963), 2016
Gouache and pencil on paper
205 × 152.5 cm

Marijn van Kreij
Untitled (Picasso, Nude in front of a Garden, 1956), 2013
Gouache and pencil on paper
206 × 152.5 cm

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