In the lead up to Unseen Amsterdam, we’re travelling across the globe to highlight galleries and the artists they will showcase during the Fair next September. For this weeks Gallery Spotlight we look at galleries closer to home, from the Netherlands, the ones we are covering this week are Amsterdam based galleries: Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, tegenboschvanvreden, and Galerie Bart.
Based in two locations, one in Amsterdam and one in Nijmegen. Working with emerging artists alongside more established artists, Galerie Bart presents eight exhibitions per year with thematic group shows in their large space at the Honigfabriek in Nijmegen, a repurposed industrial site that has become a lively cultural hotspot. This year at Unseen Amsterdam amongst other artists they will introduce Alexandra Hunts (1990, UA). Using photography as a tool Hunt’s works in a similar way as a sculptor might work, focussing on the tension between science and culture, and reality and fiction.
Search For The Kilogram, from the series Mass.Sublime Measurement, 2016 © Alexandra Hunts/Galerie Bart
Located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam their programme focuses on international contemporary artists, aiming to create a lively platform for contemporary art and theoretical discourse. Tom Callemin (1991, BE) is one of the artists exhibiting with tegenboschvanvreden at Unseen Amsterdam in 2017. From collecting images and stories his process is rather calculated and intuitive, Tom searches for a true meaning in every image that he creates in the studio. In his work he produces hyper real landscapes and portraits that show what we can’t see with the naked eye. His immersive and well considered black and white images are layered with stories through time.
Still, 2016 © Tom Callemin/tegenboschvanvreden
Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen
Specialising in photography of both national and international allure, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen represents both renowned photographers and emerging talent. Amongst others, Andreas Gefeller (1970, DE) will be exhibiting with the gallery this year at Unseen. His work is fascinated by the phenomena of contemporary life. More recently Gefeller’s work holds closeness to drawing or watercolour, oscillating between documentation and construction. Gefeller’s work is subtly poetic in the way that it looks at the objectivity of photography and its claim to be a reality.
013, from the series Backside of Light, 2017 © Andreas Gefeller/Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen