Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam 2023

EXHIBITION | NOVEMBER
01 – 05 november 2023

In November 2023 Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam will be back for its 17th edition. An array of Dutch and international galleries will showcase 1000s of affordable contemporary artworks. You’ll be sure to find something to suit your taste and budget!

Treat yourself to an artistic adventure with 1000s of contemporary artworks from over 70 Dutch and international galleries. You’ll be welcomed by our friendly team, along with galleries, artists and other guests to enjoy the exciting range of artworks on show.

GENERAL OPENING TIMES

Vernissage
Wednesday 1 November, 17:00 – 22:00

Public Days
Thursday 2 November, 12:00 – 21:30
Friday 3 November, 12:00 – 21:30
Saturday 4 November, 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday 5 November, 11:00 – 18:00

De Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

www.raider.world

Koh Sang Woo

Koh Sang woo
21 oct – 21 jan

Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a solo exhibition of the American-Korean visual artist Koh Sang Woo from 21 October 2022 until 21 January 2023. The exhibition Wild in Blue‘ shows a selection of colorful photographic paintings. The vivid portraits of wild animals, with human characteristics, display a prominent use of the color blue with a subtle pink hart. 

Koh Sang Woo is internationally known for both his blue tone photography as the recent ‘Blue Endangered Animals’ series in his signature style. For the series of endangered animal species, including pandas, tigers, bears and elephants, he combines photography with digital painting. The artist is inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol.

As in traditional art, the animals are portrayed frontally; to communicate with them and to grant authority. The confident expression powerfully reflects character, personality and emotions, just like with people. The portraits are characterized by bilateral symmetry and a sense of static stability and unity. As an artistic message from Koh Sang Woo, wild animals are equal to humans and deserve respect; with the longing for a harmonious society where animals and humans coexist.

Koh Sang Woo (1978) lives and works in New York and Seoul. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He double majored in Photography and Performance Art. The artist exhibits worldwide. His autonomous work has been presented at leading art fairs such as The Armory Show in New York, Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Miami, KunstRAI in Amsterdam and SCOPE Basel, and is included in the collections of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Savina Museum in Korea. In 2021, the extensive and iconic oeuvre was captured in the monograph ‘Koh Sang Woo 20 Years’.

Wanrooij Gallery will also present a selection of paintings by two new Indonesian artists, Elang Sutajaya and Valdo Manullang, at the same time as the Koh Sang Woo exhibition; as part of the

gallery’s Unexpected program.

Julius Rooymans

JULIUS ROOYMANS
Schaduw van de meester
10 maart tot 15 mei

Opening hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 17:00 and by appointment.

Free admission

“As a little boy I liked to draw adventures. If the paper turned out to be too small, I would stick an extra sheet to it. And then another one. Nowadays I make film and photo installations. I dream of large projects where people can walk through the projections and images. In a sense, I’m still the little boy who makes drawings of stories that run outside the magazine.“

Julius Rooymans grew up in an artist’s nest in a village near Amsterdam. His father was a painter, mother a sculptor. He learned from his parents to never choose the easy way. If you need something for your project, you have to do it. His father regularly had to choose between buying food or linen to paint on. That is the side of art that Julius saw from an early age: self-sacrifice, enthusiasm. Put financial security and health at risk for your productions.

“I stretch the dividing line between reality and fantasy: how much friction fits in an image before the viewer becomes aware of it? Your own eyes solve my photos.“

His work caught on after the Rietveld Academy. He received assignments for international advertising agencies and magazines, made covers for Newsweek and The New York Times, did shoots from helicopters over Africa and stood on skyscrapers in America.

“Registering the photographic reality doesn’t grab me, I love compelling great stories.”

Leon Keer

PRESS RELEASE
Leon Keer – Forced Perspective
5 June – 28 August 2021

Opening hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 17:00 and by appointment.

Free admission

Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a retrospective exhibition of Leon Keer from 5 June until 28 August 2021. The Dutch mixed media artist is the master of optical illusion. The solo exhibition ‘Forced Perspective’ shows a colourful selection of new paintings, sculptures, installations, anamorphic artworks and Augmented Reality (AR). The two floors of the gallery will be transformed into a surreal universe.

Leon Keer is one of the world’s leading artists in anamorphic art. By playing with perspectives he creates incredible new worlds. The artist has executed numerous 3D murals and street paintings in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In the Netherlands, he has cooperated with the Fries Museum, Museum Arnhem, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum.

The artist is inspired by pop surrealism and new technology. With the use of Augmented Reality he is able to show an extra dimension in his art. A message seems to be present. Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns, social inequality and the livability of this world. The artworks reflect a fascination for old materials and a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty.

Leon Keer lives and works in Utrecht and a visual artist since 1997. His autonomous work has been presented at international art fairs such as Art Miami, Moniker Art Fair London, SCOPE Basel and SCOPE New York. In 2018, he won the Street Art Awards Benelux for best artist. The extensive and iconic oeuvre of Leon Keer is captured in a first monograph, titled ‘In Case of lost Childhood’ and released in November 2020.

Wanrooij Gallery
KNSM-laan 301 in Amsterdam

www.leonkeer.com

Artist: Leon Keer
Title: Trophy Hunting II

Eelco Hilgersom

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

Viktor Freso

VIKTOR FRESO
28 may – 20 aug

Frešo lives and works in Czechoslovakia and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and in Prague at the Academy of Fine Arts. His work and overall approach to art is rather untypical but at the same time they reflect the situation in the society and culture. The artist creates sophisticated concepts and projects presenting them as seemingly simple closed “Pieces of art”. He is often critical in his works and expresses his contempt of the art scene itself and its processes but with a light, humorous and playful undertone.

He prefers short interval between action and reaction and conditions of quick recognition of relations between the expressing “me“ and the indication “he”. Another very typical aspect is that he publicly presents his radical and often despising opinions of the society and art scene which might irritate and provoke a discussion about what is and what is not acceptable as contemporary art or just a self-centered affect of the artist.

The Dark Dolls House

UNEXPECTED | Curated By Wanrooij Gallery
Davy & Kristin McGuire
04.10.2019 – 30.11.2019

“The Dark Dolls House”

“From fairies trapped in jam jars to seductresses kept in dolls-houses to pole dancers hijacking religious iconography, Davy and Kristin McGuire play with conflicted ideas of female victim-hood versus female agency, the innocent aspirations of childhood versus the tainted reality of adulthood, and the sacred versus the sacrilegious. The pieces ask the audience to wonder whether they should gaze in reverence or shame or allow for an all together more nuanced and unresolved perspective.”

Unexpected Curated by Wanrooij Gallery is located in the famous gallery street in Amsterdam (Spiegelgracht 20), and is a space for experimentation from the main Wanrooij Gallery at the KNSM-laan in Amsterdam. It is a platform for artists from the Netherlands and abroad. It welcomes exceptional, emerging artists, who distinguish themselves through their renewing and outspoken visual language in contemporary art. At Unexpected by Wanrooij the audience have the opportunity to get an insight on the inspirations and studio situation of the artists by showing their works next to objects from their studio.

Opening
Friday 04.10.2019 4-8 PM
Please RSVP for the opening Runs until 30.11.2019

Address: Spiegelgracht 20 1017 JR Amsterdam

Meet Materials – Diederick Kraaijeveld

Diederick Kraaijeveld, Wanrooij Gallery, Unexpected, Meet Materials, Rembrandt

UNEXPEXTED | By Wanrooij
Diederick Kraaijeveld
19.07.2019 – 08.09.2019

“I work with material that people have

thrown away because they deemed it worthless”

– Diederick Kraaijeveld

Unexpected by Wanrooij is located in the famous gallery street in Amsterdam (Spiegelgracht 20), and is a space for experimentation from the main Wanrooij Gallery at the KNSM-laan in Amsterdam. It is a platform for artists from the Netherlands and abroad. It welcomes exceptional, emerging artists, who distinguish themselves through their renewing and outspoken visual language in contemporary art. At Unexpected by Wanrooij the audience have the opportunity to get an insight on the inspirations and studio situation of the artists by showing their works next to objects from their studio.

Old Wood – Diederick Kraaijeveld

Diederick Kraaijeveld (Oudhout/Oldwood, The Netherlands, 1963) 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. The works are beautifully created from genuine, coloured vintage wood that the artist himself collects during traveling the globe: from abandoned buildings in the Mojave Desert to 16th century Dutch mansion floors. A single work can require over a hundred pieces of different wood. This process is as vital and impactful as the actual assemblage of the found materials. Though the pieces sometimes 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.

In Unexpected by Wanrooij Kraaijeveld shows his works, pieces of inspiration and the machine he works with. The videos in the gallery show his travels, search for material and the constructing of his works, also to see on his website; oudhout.com

Exhibition Rijksmuseum

Diederick Kraaijeveld is part of the big summer exhibition Long Live Rembrandt in The Rijksmuseum that is located a 10-minute walk from the Unexpected by Wanrooij Gallery with a portrait of Rembrandt.

The exhibition runs throughout the summer until 15.09.2019.

Evolution – Christian Voigt

WANROOIJ GALLERIJ
Christian Voigt
June 6th – August 24th 2019

EVOLUTION

Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents from 6 June until 24 August 2019 an exhibition of German photographer Christian Voigt. For his new series Evolution the fine art photographer has portrayed prehistoric skeletons against a black backdrop. Huge dinosaurs, three-dimensional, almost alive. Fantasy fiction becomes reality. The gallery shows an intriguing selection of large-format photographs.

Christian Voigt has received international recognition for his monumental, hyper-realistic landscape and architectural photography, in particular interiors of museums and libraries. His life motive is the search for beauty, underpinned by perfectionism. With Evolution, the artist has radically expanded both his visual vocabulary and his portfolio of photographic techniques. The idea for the new series came to him in 2017 when he was photographing the immense skeleton of a blue whale hanging in the Natural History Museum in London.

The artist wants his Evolution series to be regarded more as objects than as images, captured under almost laboratory-like conditions. The authentic photographs of dinosaurs have been taken with large-format analogue cameras in natural history museums in Berlin, Denkendorf, Frankfurt am Main and London. Specially conceived frames are integral parts of the very detailed pictures of delicate skeletons, with hyper-ideal lighting and uncannily crisp contours of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops Duo.

Christian Voigt (Munich, 1961) lives in Hamburg and the south of France. He was born into a family of publishers and photographers. Voigt is one of Germany’s most successful photographic artists. The iconic, autonomous work of the artist has been presented at more than 100 exhibitions in mainly Europe and the USA. His panoramic, strictly limited edition pictures are in demand amongst private collectors worldwide.

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