24 June – 29 July 2023

‘one exhibition, two solos’

Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk

In the recent work of Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk he investigates the complex nature of sleep and the night. He takes inspiration from the discovery of the baby mammoth Lyuba in Siberia, which seemed perfectly preserved sleeping in the permafrost. Lyuba probably died from drowning in mud, out of sight of her mother, making her apparently peaceful sleep an illusion. The night brings a mixture of menace, nightmares and the awakening of creatures that normally remain hidden, such as the ‘monsters under the bed’. His recent works show caravans with exceptional figures that seem to come from the past, together with flying crowned owls, dragons, dodos, and landscapes with mazes. The night skies and the own non-existent reality in which these scenes take place give the feeling of a parallel world that seems to exist side by side with the real world.

Aagje Linssen
Shimmering Shadows

The inner world of experience and the visible outside world alternate in the work of Aagje Linssen. In recent years, the emphasis has increasingly shifted to the immediate environment. The reflecting light on the water of the city canal or on a small lake in the woods became a starting point for paintings. The dancing character, the mobility and continuous change, the temporality of this and therefore also of our existence are reflected in this. A certain elusiveness that she tries to capture while painting. In her most recent work, she shows memories of landscapes, and especially the constant changes in her own garden. “The light constant changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute”- Claude Monet.