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 oeuvre of Wouter Venema (Groningen, 1985) is like a web expanding in all directions. In this network, one can point to all sorts of connections but one cannot find the centre. Recurring themes are drawing, maps, reproducibility and the changing of identity. Venema’s work betrays his fascination with how space and time can be reconciled. He brings together different moments and places by, for example, folding up maps and making holes in them, pulping a book to create a single page, or printing various perspectives on a single sheet of photographic paper (text Floor van Luijk).