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Sunscapes
Klaas Kloosterboer
11 April - 30 May 2024

Curated by Maria Rus Bojan
Opening on Thursday, 11 April, 18.00 - 20.00
Structura Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Structura Gallery Sofia has the pleasure to present Sunscapes, the first-ever solo exhibition in Bulgaria of the Dutch artist Klaas Kloosterboer.

 

Klaas Kloosterboer belongs to a leading generation of Dutch artists, whose creation developed in the wake of the Fluxus and Zero movements, widely known for his interdisciplinary practice and site-specific projects that combines conceptual and action painting, sculpture,video and performance art.

 

Sunscapes outlines the artist’s programmatic and versatile work, often staged as an unpredictable constellation of productive visual frictions that connect multiple narratives.

 

Featuring an immersive installation consisting of abstract paintings and objects from different creative periods, as well as previously unseen videos, this exhibition draws around a subject that is equally familiar and mysterious: the sun.

 

Without resorting to direct representation, the artist approaches the subject starting from the conclusion that everything that exists in cosmos operates in motions and patterns of circles.

 

Circles represent cycles, transformation and also revelation, but for Kloosterboer, it also represents that at the root of all things there is also emptiness. Yet emptiness means in this case just another form of enlightenment,through releasing attachment to perceptions and preconceived ideas and experiencing reality with an open mind.

 

By drawing attention to a continuously evolving imagery as symbols representing the sun, Kloosterboer proposes in this exhibition a different approach, through a range of abstract paintings and videos, where circles, circular movements and the colors associated to it serve as reference to personal experiences.

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