Poster
Lounge for Now People
03.06.2226.06.22
Kim Wawer (NL)
Aljosa Erakovic (NO)
Joar Nedberg (NO)
Mia Van Veen (NO)
Kristoffer Karlsen (NO)
Kim Wawer (NL)
Kim Wawer (Amsterdam, 1988) has a Bachelor of Fine Art in the field of Ceramics and Master of Interior Architecture degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. She also co-runs project space Reneenee at the Maison Descartes in Amsterdam.
Wawer’s process based practice draws from a complex circulatory sense of belonging in relationship to her own body and the immediate landscape she is positioned in. Borderless, perforated ceramic shapes are molded to the dimensions of her body; to be held, carried, and cared for as extensions of her own self, simultaneously weighing down and accompanying her.
Aljosa Erakovic (NO)
Aljosa Erakovic (b. 1987, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Hercegovina) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He holds a Bachelor degree in Medium and Material Based Art from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2018).
In 2020, Erakovic co-founded the artist run exhibition space Suvatne & Erakovic together with artist Kristian Suvatne Augland.
Joar Nedberg (NO)
Joar Nedberg (b 1984, Kongsberg) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He holds a bachelor’s in fine arts from The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art in Bergen (2012).
Joar has a long experience and a deep interest in woodwork and traditional craft. Currently, he is experimenting with new ways to explore mosaics. He is one of the founders of the artist group Friatletene, and during the last years, he has been a part of a handful of exhibitions – both solo and as a part of a group.
Mia Van Veen (NO)
Mia Van Veen (b. 1986) holds an MFA from Iceland Academy of the Arts, and a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Van Veen's practice is primarily sculptural, relating to painting wall reliefs and appropriation through the use of different metals – from steel and copper to aluminum and titanium.
With the use of heat, mechanical drills and melted tin, she investigates the qualities and possibilities of mark making in both the intuitive and traditional matter. Her new series of two dimensional works operate as cultural hybrids between sculpture and painting. These works reference the tradition of Norwegian rosemaling, a style of decorative painting which emerged in the eighteenth century parallel to other ornamental movements such as Rococo in France.
Approaching craft from a contemporary perspective, Van Veen experiments with material approaches to ornament: brushes and oil on wood are exchanged for melted tin on copper and steel. Treating metal like paint, Van Veen explores different welding techniques to mimic the pressure of a paintbrush in gestures of undulating thickness. Unlike the perfectly clean lines of rosemaling brushwork, her metal renditions are surprisingly human: they reveal palpable evidence of the artist's hand or join allowing the imperfections and inconsistencies to become a kind of performative adornment.
Kristoffer Karlsen (NO)
Kristoffer Cezinando Karlsen (b. 1995, Oslo) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in visual art from Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Overview image: Lounge for Now People
Overview image: Lounge for Now People
Overview image: Lounge for Now People
Overview image: Lounge for Now People
Works
Artwork: Pronkhuis
Kristoffer Karlsen
Pronkhuis (2022)
Tin, dust from Vijzelgracht 2 1017 HR, lacquered wood, brass
107 × 38 × 31 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, (sinter) engobe, glaze, saliva
25 × 5 × 5 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, (sinter) engobe, glaze, saliva
30 × 24 × 14 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, saliva
9 × 4 × 4 cm
Unique
Artwork: Manners, modern males in motion
Aljosa Erakovic
Manners, modern males in motion (2022)
Passepartout, clockwork, silkscreen, spray, epoxy, cotton shirts, storage boxes and AA batteries.
208 × 115 × 200 cm
Unique
Artwork: Manners, modern males in motion (Love clock)
Aljosa Erakovic
Manners, modern males in motion (Love clock) (2022)
Passepartout, clockwork, silkscreen, spray, cotton shirt and AA batteries.
52 × 42 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, saliva
9 × 12 × 5 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, (sinter) engobe, glaze, saliva
4 × 10 × 10 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, (sinter) engobe, glaze, saliva
20 × 10 × 3 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, (sinter) engobe, glaze, saliva
3 × 26 × 7 cm
Unique
Artwork: Proprioceptors
Mia Van Veen
Proprioceptors (2022)
Aluminium (satin finish), brass
126 × 90 × 330 cm
Unique
Artwork: Eye migration
Joar Nedberg
Eye migration (2022)
Concrete lime and mosaic
90 × 60 cm
Unique
Artwork: Wenteltrappen
Kristoffer Karlsen
Wenteltrappen (2022)
Tin
20 × 10 cm
Unique
Artwork: Wenteltrap (on pièdestal)
Kristoffer Karlsen
Wenteltrap (on pièdestal) (2022)
Tin, lacquered wood, tinted rattan
63 × 37 × 30 cm
Unique
Artwork: When tongues are tangled
Kim Wawer
When tongues are tangled (2022)
Ceramic, (sinter) engobe, glaze, saliva
23 × 15 × 6 cm
Unique