Studenten van Academie Minerva & Frank Mohr Institute
A selection of works by graduate students 2022 of Academy Minerva and Frank Mohr Institute
21 augustus t/m
24 september, 2022

Van de volgende studenten is werk bij ons te zien.

Gemma Carson, Stefan Dobrinksi, Man Pan Lau, Maaike Meindertsma, Maja Moorman, Abiha Naderi, Jildau Nijboer, Gaia Octoia, Martina Priehodova, Paula Rönneau, Christina Stavrou, Julie Tuinman, Paul Verheul, Maarten Wijbenga

Gemma Carson

“The art of painting is a spiritual act. Portraiture is a reflection of self and others, we constantly react to people around us.

Stefan Dobrinski
‘Objects of Affection’ aims to take seemingly silly and insignificant objects out of their everyday context and put them in the limelight, letting them reveal something about their owners.

Maaike Meindertsma
“What is walking, running, moving? Our brain? Our body? Or can it be both?
There is a play between brand and body and humans constantly tend to acclaim the brain as winner. We are always in need of control, which makes that we mess up a lot of things unnecessarily. Sometimes we can trust our bodies more than we can trust that what we think is ourselves. That doesn’t mean we cannot stumble on our rush tot he train, but it does mean we can give our bodies more credit and have the brain and body win together.

Maja Moorman

“Dit werk is een beeldend onderzoek naar de verhalen die mijn vader me heeft verteld over zijn jeugd en de vervorming van de herinneringen die daarbij horen.
Het is een poging om de wereld van mijn vader vast te leggen, om zo mijn vader en zijn wereld beter te begrijpen. “

Van Julie Tuinman zijn drie korte films te zien. “Wie kijkt er over mijn schouder is daar een van. “In de familiealbums die wij op zolder bewaren is mijn moeder nauwelijks te vinden. Waarom wil ze nooit gezien worden? Ironisch genoeg is dat precies waar deze documentaire over gaat.”

Abiha Naderi:
“I perceive all things in light of materiality, be it memories, thougts or media.
I create an illusion and question perception. I allow the object t orepresent itself.”

Jildau Nijboer zegt over haar werk: “In het atelier ontstaan gesprekken in stilte. Geluid is een verhaal dat wordt verteld. Een verhaal dat klinkt door verf, doek, metaal, hout, en gevonden steen met zeggingskracht”.

Gaia Octaia
Gaia is from Gyana and her work is from her heritage, that is still in the hands of the colonizers, and not in the hands of the original people.
“When you look at an octopus in its natural habbit, you may observe something almost magical. They are swimming, floating, living inside of the natural world. And just like some people, I feel that I a moutside. The work is all about this deep longing to be inside the natural world.”

Martina Priehodová on her work “Feeding station”:
“Much like the world, my work is very much alive, bubbling, growing, and shapeshifting”.

Paula Rönnau:
Decribes her works as “soft, sensitive, feminine, cozy, contagious, addictive, intimate, ponographic, unconmortable”.

Christina Stavrou
On her work “the pivot of Delineation”: it is a piece proposing a question. Can a spatial work, an encompassing work, be considered a painting? How does being inside a painting rather than a distant observer affect the engagement of the VIEWER?

Paul Verheul
“My work engages with mark-making, different kinds of gestures becoming illegible writing, between words and pictures. They are representative of something other, communicating unknown messages, constantly in progression/regression between line and sign – they exist in a tension between known and unknown.”