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Eindexpositie De Nieuwe Vincent 2019
22 December, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 12 January, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
You are welcome at the exhibition of De Nieuwe Vincent from 22 December 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020 at Kunstpodium T!
De Nieuwe Vincent is a project in which young talents go through a creative proces. They get into a rollercoaster in which they are challenged in a fun way to draw and paint. The participants work with new techniques that they weren’t yet acquainted with, are being pulled out of their comfort zone, stimulated to discover new things, to experiment and explore unfamiliar paths. They grow in their artistic identity and find out the things they do and don’t excel in, what inspires them, what suits them. Is there an artist hidden inside them?
Together with like-minded people they embark on this proces and go through it with full enthusiasm. They visit studios, museums, an art academy, exhibition spaces. In every location they work (together), marvel, look, make choices and try out techniques. To hang out with different artists and create work together is both inspiring to the New Vincents and the artists themselves.
The jury that will assess the portfolios of the New Vincents and name one of them as the winner of the Jan Naaijkensprijs Junior, consists of: Vincent Dams, Danielle Lemaire and Frank Pisart.
Vincent Dams (1983, Eindhoven) creates paintings, drawings, objects, installations, photos, texts, collages and thinks of concepts or fictional colleagues that realise these things. His images often contain a surreal, poetic or absurd nature with many references to literature, art history and the artist’s daily life. The typical sense of humour in his work is in most cases the outer layer of a more melancholic undertone that seems to be the foundation of his work as a visual artist. The humour is not only used to grab the viewer, but also to depict the self-reflection and irony of the maker himself.
Danielle Lemaire makes drawings, paintings, performances, soundscapes, installations and films. Her work develops itself in an organic and attentive way. She sees this way of working as essential to a clear dialogue with the world. Danielle’s drawings and paintings have subjects such as empty interiors in which you can still see human traces, shadows of human life, a dream. She likes to research the surrounding of her work in these relationships: what is the (historical) story behind the room? What is the meaning of the work in relation to their surroundings?
Frank Pisart is head of the Noordbrabants Genootschap. The Noordbrabants Genootschap was founded in 1837 with the aim to stimulate art and science in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. Since 2013 the collective has founded a plan to stimulate art and join existing initiatives, in the form of the Jan Naaijkensprijs. For this prize, the Noordbrabants Genootschap works together with Kunstpodium T in their Apprentice Master project where the Jan Naaijkensprijs is awarded yearly to one of the participating young artists. To follow the line of continuous learning, the Jan Naaijkensprijs JUNIOR is awarded as part of the Nieuwe Vincent.