Featured Artists

"Resonance(s)" april - june 2014 

Born in 1941 in the Netherlands and died in 2014.

One of the pioneers of conceptual art in the Netherlands, Ger van Elk deals with the meaning of the images, the gaze, the art history, the ingrained habits and the clichés. The theoretical foundation underlining his career is the rejection of conventional views of the art object and the production of art in general. “Van Elk rejected traditional notions related to painting and sculpture, the illusionism of the former and the materiality of the latter, although much of his work has a strong three-dimensional component,” explains art critic and curator Javier Hontoria. The dualities of reality/imagination, representation/abstraction and presence/absence are continuously part of is his work: “what I want is a realistic representation of non-realistic situations,” says the artist.