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Sam Drukker - Figures

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From the 28. April on, bromer kunst presents a solo exhibition at its Blockhaus Experimental Space with works by Sam Drukker (*1957 Goes). Over 30 highly evocative paintings and drawings around the subject of the human figure give an insight into the artistic explorations of the Dutch artist, awarded with the prize of Artist of the Year by the Hermitage Amsterdam in 2011.

Ausstellungsansichten

Ausstellungsansicht von «Sam Drukker - Figures» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von «Sam Drukker - Figures» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von «Sam Drukker - Figures» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von «Sam Drukker - Figures» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von «Sam Drukker - Figures» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

Ausstellungsansicht von «Sam Drukker - Figures» im Blockhaus Experimental Space.

About Exhibition
About Exhibition

In the exhibition Sam Drukker – Figures at the Blockhaus Experimental Space, visitors are confronted with old testamentary, mythological and erotic themes, in which the human form plays a central role. By artistic means such as distorted perspectives, oversaturated colors and an expressive painting style, the artist creates evocative images, which lead into the inner world of the depicted individuals. In opposition to the figurative representation of the characters, the backgrounds are schematized to the point of abstraction. Through this ambivalent relation between figures and background, the portrayed seem isolated and the suggestive expression of their emotions is amplified. Drukker often paints on unconventional mediums like weather-beaten sailcloth and old pieces of wood – surfaces with a history of their own, and thus adding a further layer of meaning to his works.

Exhibited works
About artist
Sam Drukker
Goes, NL, 1957

Samuel Drukker (*20.11.1957 Goes) is a Dutch artist, whose oeuvre includes oil paintings and drawings. Drukker grew up in Assen, in the province of Drenthe. In 1982, he finished his studies with Matthijs Röling at the Academie Minerva in Groningen. After his education, he worked in Paris and Barcelona. Since 1990, he has taught at the Wackers Academie in Amsterdam. The Hermitage Amsterdam awarded him with the prize of Artist of the Year in 2011. In his figurative paintings, the artist takes on old testamentary, mythological and erotic themes, in which the human form plays a central role. Accordingly, the figures in his paintings have a higher level of detailed elaboration, as compared to their schematized and almost abstracted backgrounds. Through this ambivalent relation between figures and background, the characters seem isolated and the suggestive expression of their emotions is amplified. Drukker often paints on unconventional mediums like weather-beaten sailcloth and old pieces of wood – surfaces with a history of their own, that thus add a further layer of meaning to his works.

(photo left: wikipedia.org)