presents Doubling Down, the first duo exhibition by Erik de Bree and
Sander Reijgers. In the game of blackjack, doubling down means taking
a higher risk that can yield a greater reward. 'Brothers in art' De
Bree and Reijgers have known each other for 15 years, following
similar paths and frequently exchanging ideas. They share an
all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to creating. Both artists are
invested in the formal approach to art, intent on discovering all
possibilities their respective materials have to offer.
creating 2021's Soviet Series, Erik de Bree (NL, 1977)
developed a fascination with wood. The rearrangement of wooden layers
formed the starting point for his new body of work, which consists of
artworks made with anything from plaster, ink, paint and wallpaper to
children's puzzles and foil used for advertising. De Bree lets the
material surprise him; rearranged pieces of wood create disorienting
patterns, and layered transparent pieces of foil create new colours.
There is a clear connection between De Bree's projects, as he
continues his playful research of material, structure, colour and
technique with each new series.
Reijgers' (NL, 1977) inquisitive attitude as a painter set him on
a path to something new: sculptures made out of paint. These
threedimensional pieces were born out of an attempt to create
painting that resembles ceramics. Similar to how the canvas size
determined the number of actions in his abstract paintings, here the
size of the paint bucket determines the actions and the eventual size
of the object. Endless layers of different types of paint are
combined with materials such as paper, cardboard, fabric and anything
laying around to create artworks that hold the middle between
painting, sculpture and ceramics.
Reijgers is represented by Galerie Roger Katwijk
Art/Images in "Doubling Down"
GROUP HUG #4
wood, ink, plaster, wall paint, wallpaper on panel