This project concerns the visual poetry that is released within the woven patterns’ ambivalence between fixation by rule and the dynamics of life; on the fracture of materialistic realism and the limits of the power we hold in our hands.
With this endeavour, we take a step back into the mastery of patterns in craft. We will balance this by looking back into the history of ideas involving patterns as visual motives to culture, and dive into our experience of patterns.
The exhibition surveys the visual poetry of various handcraft masters dealing with the imaginative fabric of patterns and surface. The show will furthermore offer speculation upon the phenomenon of the visual pattern as an identifier, along the thoughts of Onomatopee’s Freek Lomme.
Inspired by the works of various artists who have fascinated him for years now, he wants to re-imagine our capacity to understand the dichotomous life between the pattern as an immanent yet hidden cultural motive, and the pattern as texture; which through transcendence, we can actually reach out for. We only hope he’s chasing something he can hold on to within this spectral subject.
Curator and editor: Freek Lomme
Assistant curator: Josh Plough
Made possible thanks to the generous support of all participating artists, the Mondriaan Fund, the province of Noord-Brabant and dr. julius | ap gallery Berlin.
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