From May 26 to May 28, m.simons will show not one, but three solo presentations by Ido Vunderink, Joost Krijnen and Kristoffer Zeiner at Art Island.
After various group exhibitions, this fair marks Vunderink’s first presentation as a represented artist at m.simons. His practice has revolved around geometric abstract painting since the late 1980s. In the coming months his impressive and consistent oeuvre will be thoroughly explored. At Art Island, Vunderink will show three recent paintings; with oil on canvas, a geometric, hard-edged composition and an understated format, these works touch the very essence of painterly practice.
A former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, awarded the Royal Prize for Painting and included in the Rijksmuseum collection, Joost Krijnen is already considered one of the most highly regarded artists of the medium of paper of his generation. He will show some of his latest works on paper, both small and large. The large works emphasize line and gesture, while the smaller works focus on scene and narrative.
Kristoffer Zeiner is the youngest of the three. The artist is from Norway and graduated from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Inspired by Norwegian romantic landscape painting, tapestries and Japanese digital culture, Zeiner composes abstract compositions in which contrasting shapes and textures come to paintings with a vibrancy best described as dreamlike. We also present two of his sculptures; 3D printed bronzes, which deal with nature, growth and chance, within the realm of digital computing and AI.