Eelco Hilgersom

1 sept – 14 oct

VIP Preview 31 August 2023
Open for public 1 September – 14 October 2023

Amsterdam’s Wanrooij Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Dutch contemporary artist Eelco Hilgersom, from 31 August 2023 until 14 October 2023. The exhibition ‘Abstract reflections of nature’s beauty’ showcases Hilgersom’s abstract works inspired by nature’s architecture and structures.

Hilgersom, born in Amsterdam in 1979, combines his backgrounds in design and art to create striking pieces that invite his audience on a visual journey through the complexity of forms, colors and materials. His latest series ‘Habitat’, explores the communication of organisms through abstract representations.

Concurrently with the exhibition, the gallery partners with Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) for an exciting event where Hilgersom and four other artists collaborate with fashion designers. The artist lineup includes Raider collaborating with PAL, Frankey with GOFRANCK, Ceizer working independently, and Lola Luk engaging directly with AFW. Hilgersom is set to collaborate with fashion designer Just Knoop for this unique event. The opening of this event will start at 2:00 pm at Wanrooij Gallery and by invitation only.

Eelco Hilgersom lives and works in Amsterdam, dedicating his life to his passion for contemporary art. His work has been displayed in multiple design studios, collaborated with Tiffany & Co and has inspired artists and enthusiasts alike.

Wanrooij Gallery

Raider 2023

RAIDER | First Contact
11 may – 26 aug

Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents the first solo exhibition by the 21-year-old Dutch creator RAIDER from 11 May until 26 August 2023. The exhibition First Contact shows a wide and colourful selection of sculptures, silkscreen prints, digital artworks, neon designs, and wall objects. RAIDER transforms the two floors of the gallery into an exciting art experience, introducing the character Scoop.

RAIDER represents a new, young generation of contemporary artists. With a great passion for art, his iconic sculptures of the fictional character Scoop have gained attention from gallery owners and art collectors around the world since 2020. The creator experiments with all available techniques and materials in a traditional way.

The new and sparkling work of RAIDER has its own unique signature. It is fresh, pure, and colourful. For the design of figure Scoop, spheres are used as primal elements, referring to the science of discovering extraterrestrial life forms. The storyteller draws inspiration from film, animation, music, and travel.  

Scoop is from another planet and is now discovering our world and its inhabitants. Scoop is friendly, curious, and reflects on human behaviour with a childlike innocence. The Scoop sculptures are made of resin, and are available as Limited Editions in a variety of colours and sizes, from small (10 cm) to monumental (180 cm). Bronze is also used by the creator. Each sculpture is completely handcrafted and painted.

RAIDER (2002) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied Creative Design in Utrecht. The creator’s autonomous work has been presented at art fairs such as Art Miami, Art Karlsruhe, KunstRAI in Amsterdam, and Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam, London, and New York. After a pop-up store presentation during the Milan Design Week 2023, his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands is scheduled at Wanrooij Gallery.

Wanrooij Gallery
KNSM-laan 301 in Amsterdam