Apprentice Master expo #3: The Five Obstructions
27 February @ 8:00 pm - 22 March @ 8:00 pm
Apprentice Master expo #3
27 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
Lieven Segers (master)
In the third exposition of the Apprentice Master season 2019/2020 apprentices Ischa Kempka, Lotte Leerschool, Renie Masters and Natasha Rijkhoff will hold the expo together with master Lieven Segers. You are welcome to come and witness it on Thursday February 27th from 8pm till 11pm at Kunstpodium T in Tilburg. The expo will be shown from February 27th till March 22nd on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm till 5pm.
About the artists
Ischa Kempka reflects in her work on humanity’s way of communicating and makes (ceramic) sculptures, drawings or video works. She draws inspiration from the combinations of words people use in a Facebook-post, how people flirt on First Dates on television, or how her neighbors talk about politics. The social aspect, the sound or poetical intention of language is important to her. Nowadays language or social media is sometimes deliberately used to provoke and encourage discussions, anger, and incomprehension. This is maybe a disturbing idea, but she does like it in an artistic way, and this is also often an underlying motive in her installations.
Tiny shifts of the terrestrial realm. No(w) digital. Messages longing to be read, remainders of advertisement, expecting the weather, turn up the heat while working. We buildings-our mind.
I play with classical genres like the interior, still life or landscape and translate them into temporal entities. Here, the event itself is not central but remains present (in the people or requisites left on stage).
This combination of the tangible and intangible space, the concrete and digital space, is what I explore within the work and within its installation. I see my artistic practice as a constant play of transformation as well as mediation, in which all of its single elements can only be considered through their individual processes of ‘becoming’.
The collection of ceramic shards of various sizes and ages found whilst walking, form the foundation of Renie Master’s practice. She is drawn to the patterns, colours and shapes of the shards, as well as being seduced by their unknown histories. Through close inspection, she becomes intimately acquainted with each shard, learning its details. Process is hugely important to her work, and she documents each shard; drawing, painting, and collaging them as a way of bestowing respect through investment of time.
Natasha Rijkhoff works mainly in ceramics, often combining sculptural forms with performative elements and moving images. Underlying the work there is a fascination for fountains, poetry and the border between beauty and functionality.
Lieven Segers collects small moments, stories, meetings with his surroundings. These moments are about daily situations and are being translated into images in a critical and humoristic way. Lieven analyses and unravels, and makes a new composition according to his own insights and perception. His works are lighthearted, but if you look more closely also show the dark side of this world.