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

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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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