Hyaline Hide - Wouter Venema & Lisa Reitmeier
For this exhibition, Wouter Venema invited Lisa Reitmeier to make a duo exhibition. The text written for this exhibition by Miriam Rasch can be read here.
Lisa Reitmeier (Trostberg, Germany, 1984) creates exploratory installations dealing with the history, psychology and physicality of the human body. Her constellations of images and objects employ an evocative use of materials ranging from cement, ceramics and plaster to wax, latex and banana skins. While each sculptural form proposes its own individual narrative, the work as a whole enacts a larger semi-psychological ritual that, through the process of its production and its new context, map the concerns of the artist (text Jack Eden).
The feeling of simultaneity – the layering of people, place and time – is a central theme in the oeuvre of Wouter Venema (Groningen, 1985). It creates a framework to consider subjects like identity and displacement. The literal occupation of multiple points of view is important for this, for example the combination of a glass relief and a drawing. Especially in recent work, Venema has magnified this and wishes to offer counterbalance for a monolithic point of view. Venema doesn’t view his work as a sequence of loose projects, but rather as one work which slowly expands like a web.