Willemien Mostert & Jen Min Lau
Noordeinde 14, 2514 GH The Hague
We are proud to announce that from until , we will exhibit wonderful paintings by Willemien Mostert and sculptures by Jen Min Lau.
The opening will take place on , and we will stay open until . So you can join us before dinner, or after… or both!
Regular opening hours will resume on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 12:00 until 18:00. If none of that works for you, you can always call us (0624699186) to make an appointment.
Keep your eyes on this page, or our website (https://mimesia.gallery/) for updates.
See you soon!
Reliefs by Willemien Mostert
Willemien Mostert (1982) got her bachelors degree at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague, and her masters at Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen.
In her work, the experiment and process are very important: what can be done with only basic materials like canvas and paint. It drives her to find out: what is possible, what can be discovered in the material itself and how far can it be taken?
“Curiosity and changes in life, together with the fascination for structures, patterns and motives appearing in human behavior or natural/man-made imagery, push me forward to create new ways of working and expressing. I am always researching new forms and shapes that fit the topics and ideas I am dealing with at that moment.
Besides getting ideas and creating concepts, I am intrigued by how the mind works. However, the mind cannot create a painting and needs a physical strength, and in my case [after or before painting or spraying] more force in a ritual way; folding, pressing, stamping, pulling and stretching the canvas without tearing or breaking it.
When the work is ready and it can be seen by other people, I always hope that they see the works from different points of view, because of lighting and how it change the image or another way to hang. With the series ‘Reliefs’ – paintings in separate parts – it is possible to hang the works in a variety of ways.”
Sculptures by Jen Min Lau
The objects of Jen Min Lau were created by chance. Twenty years ago he already combined Leerdam vases with various objects and robots, but he only made pictures of it. Since 2006, his composite sculptures were featured at Galerie Ramakers, Pulchri Studio, Art The Hague, and more.
Many vases and other objects he has collected have now been assembled into new images. These are combinations of objects of famous artists/architects such as A.D. Copier, Van der Hoef, or Alessi, and objects of unknown designers. As Jen Min Lau says, they are, as it were, remixed (dj JMLau) and customized, pimped and bling-blinged. “My objects are the sum of years of looking, reading, emotions and experiences.”
Most of the components of the objects can be used seperately from each other (vases, and the like). His love for skyscrapers, science fiction, constructivism, music and love (no war) are clearly reflected in his work, and its titles.
- Jen Min Lau
- Willemien Mostert