Exhibitor listing

Wanrooij Gallery

Stadhouderskade 41
1071 ZD Amsterdam
Netherlands
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E-mail address : info@wanrooijgallery.com
Website :http://www.wanrooijgallery.com

ABOUT

Wanrooij Gallery, situated at a prime location in Amsterdam – the Netherlands, provides a stage for internationally acclaimed and emerging artists with a focus on new media art.

We strife for long lasting relationships with our artists. We stimulate their career and like to develop special projects with them. We keep searching for new avenues, which is one of the reasons why we participate in mayor art fairs all over the world.

Over the years we have acquired that special knowledge and experience that enables us to spot fresh and stimulating art for your home collection and the art that presents itself at the walls as a high quality business card for your company.

The gallery has extensive connections: we talk and deal with important galleries, auctioneers, museums and artists around the world.

  • Anja Koster

  • Martijn Wanrooij Director

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Mr. Brainwash  (+)

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  • Viktor Freso  (+)

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    • Viktor Freso - Good Fellas

      Good Fellas

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  • Martin C. Herbst

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  • keer

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  • Leon Keer  (+)

    Biography : Leon Keer is a world leading artist in the anamorphic street art. He has executed commissions in Europe, The United States, Mexico, The United Arabic Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and several Asian countries. A message seems to be present in his work. Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns and the livability of this world. Leon Keer is constantly aware of the playfulness and beauty versus the degradation around him, a contrast that he expresses and amplifies in his work and which he uses as a metaphor for live. His paintings reflect his thoughts, confronting the viewer with the diseased spirit of our times, visible decay counter-pointing a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty. During his career Leon Keer often presented his art by live-action-painting performances. His ability of performing as a street painter, lets him share the joy of painting with the public. The anamorphic paintings are temporary but the images are shared via social media all over the world. He says: ‘Every street art piece is unique and belongs to the street and its residents, the temporary fact about this artform strengthens its existence’.

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  • Diederick Kraaijeveld  (+)

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    • Diederick Kraaijeveld - Wall of All Stars

      Wall of All Stars

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  • NOART NOART  (+)

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    • NOART NOART - Peer to Peer Safe

      Peer to Peer Safe

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  • Anna Tas

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  • Christian Voigt

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  • Koh Sang Woo  (+)

    Detailed Description : Taste of tears 2015 Mixed media on hahnemuhle fine art paper (framed) Size - 30x40 inch.

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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Logan Hicks

    Biography : Logan Hicks is a New York-based artist known for using multiple layers of stencils to achieve photorealistic imagery. Studying at the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art in the early 1990s, Hicks cut his teeth as a successful screen printer, before being inspired to branch into stencils. During a party thrown at his 6,000 square foot warehouse he owned in Baltimore, Hicks befriended Shepard Fairey, who inspired him to move to Los Angeles to align with the Low Brow movement of the 90s, and concentrate on his fine art stencil work. Hicks relocated to Brooklyn in 2006 to focus on his fine art. Called a painter with a photographer’s eye, Hicks’ work has largely focused on the perception of the urban environment, at times humanizing its architectural angles and structures, and at others using its vastness to explore identity, awe, and loneliness. Through an almost old masters approach to lighting, Hicks has learned to manipulate ordinary architectural scenes into deeply metaphorical and contemplative imagery, compounded with his usage of color in the studio. In recent years, the artist has delved further into his own metaphorical language, bringing in themes like water to create dream-like imagery that explores his own meditative contemplation on life, death, struggle and submission. Tapping into his fascination with architecture, Hicks has also translated a history of decorative and cultural patterns into his stencil pieces, furthering the obscured reality created by patterns by incorporating them into photorealist stencil. To Hicks, pattern are an extension of light, hiding reality the same way trees cast shadows on the forest floor. Read Less (139 More Words) Hicks’ introspective themes and imagery are pushed from sullen to vibrant to enigmatic, with his expert use of color and meticulous control of the spray can. Over the years, Hicks has developed his impeccable photorealistic style using stencils, sometimes using up to 15 layers of stencil to achieve th

  • Nemo Jantzen  (+)

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  • Joseph Klibansky

  • Gerard Rancinan

    Biography : Gérard Rancinan, who initially became widely known for his portrait photography, produces large-scale photographic tableaux commenting on social issues, politics, violence, and popular culture. Rancinan’s career a photojournalist in his teenage years, covering wars, riots, and natural disasters, directly shaped the critical tone of his later work. Rancinan’s works are often based on classical narratives and iconic artworks, but feature contemporary pop culture figures and objects in dramatic situations. Since 2005, Rancinan has worked on his epic series “Trilogy of the Moderns” with author Caroline Gaudriault, comprised of over 70 photographs. Subjects include remakes of Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa (1818-9) and Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1665), as well as Mickey Mouse- and Batman-themed satires. French, b. 1953, Talence, France

  • Robert Schaberl

  • Gary Taxali

  • Bert Vredegoor

  • Alex Yanes


Peer to Peer Safe - NOART NOART

NOART

Peer to Peer Safe

Title: Peer to Peer
Edition: 8
Technique: Aluminium on wood, mirrors
and leds
Size: 32 x 32in.

Good Fellas - Viktor Freso

Viktor Freso

Good Fellas

Wall of All Stars - Diederick Kraaijeveld

Diederick Kraaijeveld

Wall of All Stars

Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld constructs truly unique photo-realistic collages from salvaged wood. His images are icons plucked from the contemporary Diaspora: Chuck Taylor Converses, a Magnum .44, a roll of dollar bills, a pack of cigarettes, a VW van.

Kraaijeveld’s pieces have all been beautifully created from genuine, coloured vintage wood that the artist himself collects as he travels the globe: from abandoned buildings in the Mojave Desert to 16th century Dutch mansion floors.
Typically, when he creates his Pop Art pieces, the artist turns to his ‘library of wood’: over 100.000 lbs of salvaged, colorful pieces of wood that he keeps in an around his workshop..
His first All Stars piece however, was created when he found a beautiful, old plank. ‘It was the floor of a kitchen in an old old house. The patina of years, the bright blue color….I knew I HAD to create a pair of sneakers’.

The artist has created several All Star pieces, some of them finding their way to the Converse headquarters in Boston. Now, he is taking a new path: ‘With my installation ‘A Wall of (All) Stars’ I have the opportunity to create all my favorite pieces, in all of its designs and colors, as one work of art’.


Though the pieces burst with colour, Kraaijeveld doesn’t use a drop of paint himself. He chooses, instead, to preserve the original colour and hue, allowing the individual layers to form their own unique combinations. These striking arrangements, of untouched and irregular wood surfaces, allow their history to shine through. From afar, the work retains its realism; up close, the artist’s wizardry is revealed. It is close up that one can see the sheer amount of work and precision involved.

It is his goal to create luminous and desirable icons out of material that the world has discarded. As he points out, his works are built out of “material that people have thrown away because they deemed it worthless”. It is this kind of flat-lined irony and playfulness that permeates his work. His work is an examination of the interplay between pop culture and culture as a whole, presented in a wholly unique and beautiful manner.