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Published: December 2011
Design: Mart. Warmerdam
Text: Sandra Beerends
Edition: leporello book, 31 x 23 cm, 34 pag. (4.14 m wide), fc
ISBN 978-90-78670-00-1
Price: € 59,00

Carousel: Into the Mountains. Thomas Elshuis

In literature, it has often been explored, the possibility of undertaking of a journey without actually setting foot outside the door. An unusual point of departure underlies Thomas Elshuis’ manipulated photographic works, namely, a continuous journey through a private archive of 20,000 photographic slides. Elshuis inherited this archive on the death of a family friend, who, between 1960 and 1995, captured his numerous world travels on slide.

As Xandra de Jongh wrote in the Volkskrant in 2006: “In a certain sense Elshuis has taken over the mantle of traveller from the deceased friend. Like a digital Marco Polo, he zaps a trail through the immense world of images – isolating and rearranging fragments, details, structures, and atmospheres in order to eventually return home bearing new depictions.”

Carousel: Into the Mountains is the first part of an exceptional triptych, in the form of a leporello book. Using 144 images, Elshuis creates a new, imaginary mountain landscape which, when unfolded, ‘reads’ as a spectacular, over 4 meter wide panorama.

BREEZE OF LIGHT – Tessa Verder

Amsterdam Dreamtown. Pijffers & Brizzi

Illuminations. Coloured Plates – Rob Nypels

TAT TOO. Krijn van Noordwijk

Landscape of plenty. Korrie Besems

Fortune Flows: Aquarium Oriental. Bjorn Staps

Upset down. Paul Bogaers

Surface to surface. Richard Galpin

DJ. Krijn van Noordwijk

The Innocent Abroad /
Jasper de Beijer

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KUNSTRAI ART AMSTERDAM

- post: february 15, 2019

This year we will again participate in the KunstRAI Art Amsterdam, which lasts from Thursday 18 to Monday 22 April – a day longer than usual (2nd Easter day)! You can find us at booth 24. We show work by four artists.

Roos Holleman will be represented with a special edition entitled An Inordinate Fondness, on the occasion of her book The Center of Attention, to be published in April. We’ll show a monumental painting plus a multiple of Jan Maarten Voskuil, in response to the publication in March of his monograph Round Trip. Robert Zandstra will be represented with a series of drawings in response to the leporello Stage of Being, which was published in September 2018. Finally we’ll show new paintings by Seet van Hout.