So, today I wanna share with you two artists who will be showed by my dutch gallerist friend Annelien Kers at Kers Gallery during the VOLTA art fair in Basel. In case you did not get your free ticket yet, please do so now by using the promo code isawsomethingnice at www.voltashow.com/tickets
Annelien will show Karen Sargsyan and Marc Mulders adn this years VOLTA show in Basel.
ABOUT KAREN SARGSYAN
The base of my work is to show pure essence of human being. I look at the influences that people undergo in their life the same way as I look at a theaterplay. I want to show this play. My work does not consist of static images, but shows an active process. My figures are in the middle of a scene that will change their life. You see the moment when they falter; the moment that every firm idea or thought, suddenly looks different; the moment of wonder. That is the moment human being shows its true nature. The figures are theatrical, compelling and vulnerable as a child. Books or myths often lie at the base of my installations. The figures are caught in the moment, while the scene refers to a history. My installations consist of several three- dimensional figures. They are literally and figuratively layered.
SELECTION OF COLLECTIONS OF KAREN SARGSYAN
Maraya Art Collection, Bonnefanten Museum Art Collection, KRC Collection AMC Collection, Rabo Art Collection, HVCCA Art Collection, Nederlandse Bank Art Collection, Achmea Art Collection Prive Art Collections, National Russian Art Collection and Abn Amro Art Collection.
ABOUT MARC MULDERS
The studio of Marc Mulders (1958) is based in a stable in the middle of a field full of wild flowers. Whilst painting in the doorway the bees buzz and the butterflies are fluttering around his donkey. Mulders calls his garden “my own private Giverny” a reference to the famous gardens of Claude Monet, a great example for him. In his pasty almost abstract oil paintings, he follows the course of nature around him: “In the spring and summer I sniff the scents, and in the autumn I paint my head with the echo of that floral splendor. I am driven by the desire for the new flowers that will arise in my field “says Mulders.
SELECTION OF COLLECTIONS OF MARC MULDERS
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Amsterdams Historisch Museum Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht, Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, Museum De Pont Tilburg, Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen, Museum Jan Cunen Oss, Museum voor Religieuze Kunst Uden, Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam, Noordbrabants Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, TextielMuseum Tilburg Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen, Museum Gouda and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Alright, that was it for today and for the ones who are in Basel during Art Basel week I hope to see you at Volta, Liste, Design Miami, photo basel or Art Basel. Have a lovely Art Basel week. X