July 6, 2011

Salon/2 presents:sneak peaks of Make Up Lab/Kate van Harreveld/ Martine van 't Hul/ Hye Yoo Mi - Museum Geelvinck

What can you find at the Geelvinck Museum at the Keizersgracht 633? 
A sneak peak of.....

Make-up Lab 
The Make-up Laboratory is the result of the first collaboration between Maayan Ben Gal en Thomas Eurlings
The idea started with a fascination for colors and textures of make up. By looking at the exclusive products of Ellis Faas, Mayaan and Thomas came up with a visual concept for shoot. This resulted in a photographic approach of showing the inspirational colors and shapes of make up in a laboratory setting. A new use to the obvious. 

Folding Screen (2011)
illustration & embroidery on acetate, silk fabric/ cotton/ wooden frames/ pliers. 
Martine van 't Hul: "Individual panels are installed as a folding screen. Techniques that are incorporated in this work are inspired by a course in Japanese embroidery. A major theme in my work is what this installation transience reflected by the inspiration of wilted flowers. I painted them on fabric and then partially filled them up with embroidery. The image for me is as a coloring, which I then fill with needle and thread. While I embroidering, as if I was painting, I zoom in on the work. This creates a whole new world for me."  

'Free Work' by Kate van Harreveld 
Illustrations of dandies and men in fashion contexts are portrated by Dutch illustrator Kate van Harreveld, who's work is showed in many international magazines. During Salon/2 she presents non-commercial work she made in her spare time. Van Hareveld: "The drawings show the different characteristics of the depicted persons, and are a reflection of how I feel about them". The work is a mixture of drawings and digitally manipulated prints.
On one of her illustrations mini illustrations are placed above a fire place...illustrations in an illustration. Have you seen in which drawing  David Bowie is presented? 

Japan (2011) by Hye Yoo Mi 
(also showing in Magna Plaza, 2nd floor)
During transportation of Japanese Pottery to Europe patches of textile were used for protection. The patches are remaining pieces -with visible wear of use and age. The wear and fragile patches are often repaired with support of another piece at the back and strung by hand in order to prevent further tearing. The remaining pieces are obtained from private households and have often their origin in the lining of original Japanese Kimonos. Preserving and connecting of textiles is a recurring theme in the work of Hye Yoo Mi; textiles that have been preserved carefully are in this installation carefully treated, united and again preserved. Color and pattern are assembled in this meters long patchwork. The installation is on-going, which means that as long as remaining pieces are obtained from Japan, the work will be extended. 

This is just a detail of her patchwork tent...it's much bigger! 

About the artists:  

- Martine van 't Hul:
Martine van ’t Hul designs embroideries which can be both hung on the wall and are portable such as enlarged applications and brooches. She has, for example, designed a dress with application for singer- songwriter/ artist Björk. Martine graduated in 2002 at the Fashion Institute Arnhem and worked in Milan where she took over the sensitive Italian way of fashion design. The embroideries are characterized by the ton-sur-ton use of color - unfinished patterns, loose threads, stacking of beads and paillets - and the idea of “forgotten and unfinished”. 

- Kate van Harreveld:
Born 1971, Haarlem, the Netherlands. Education: Arnhem Academy of the Arts/ Fashion Design. Clients are  Marlies Dekkers, Viktor & Rolf, Elle, AvantGarde, and more. 

- Maayan Ben Gal & Thomas Eurlings
Maayan Ben Gal studied photography at the Camera Obscura School of Art in Tel Aviv. She moved to the Netherlands and finished the BA at the KABK in The Hague. Her work is characterized with playful use of colors and forms. By using paper and cut out forms, Maayan tries to create a different and own new world, which gives a new meaning to daily objects. Maayan Ben Gal is currently represented by the House of Orange in Amsterdam. Her work has been shown in several galleries in Nijmegen, Den Haag, Leiden and Amsterdam. Amongst her editorial and commercial client are ELLE, Glamcult, BLEND and Tommy Hilfiger. Thomas Eurlings graduated successfully from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2006. After graduating he worked for influential names in the fashion and textile industry such as Alexander van Slobbe (orson+bodil) and Ulf Moritz (Sahco). At the moment he is working as a free lancer as well as designing products and interiors for his own label.

- Hye Yoo Mi:
Hye Yoo Mi, born in the Republic of Korea (Seoul), is living and working in Amsterdam. After a four-year technical training Handicraft Furniture Upholstering she continued her education at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. With specialization Autonomous Design at the fashion and textile Department she graduates in 2005. In 2008 HYM obtains her Master of Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Her work has evolved from technical to a fine craft. Her work has evolved from technical to a fine craft. In her sculptures and installations she combines and connects used materials and objects. In her sculptures and installations her interest in combining and connecting is highly recognizable. With textiles as main materials, it is often related to the human body. In her exclusive headgear collection HYM by Hye Yoo Mi the use of artificial hair in combination with the stitching and braiding techniques embodies handicraft imagery.

Also at Geelvinck:
Majid Karrouch
Maryam Kordbacheh
Marga Weimans
Mustafa Ozen (film)
Zara Zerny.....

More about them in later posts...

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