Tom van Veen
'The last gathering' at Yunus Supermarkt
Bangers on bangers, 2019 oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
This site-specific exhibition shows sculptures of Erik Aardema and paintings of Tom van Veen. Without announcement we installed the works at this specific location to interrupt and interfere, but also to have an open dialogue which is not only focussing on (art) history of material and matter, but also on the social context. The works are dealing with power struggle, icons and signs of a group and how to exploit them. It questions the ideal as a myth or a common plot, which inevitably causes a result of non-functionality or -truth. The work is strongly based on the humanistic interpretation in which the ‘idea of good’ is not so much that of religion or reason, Enlightenment or the free market, but primarily a form of thinking in which man and his possibilities are always central. It therefore questions thinking in which this is not taken for granted. A thinking in which the individual is subordinate to the group or a higher authority such as a church, nation or ideology. Every person must be treated as a target, not as a medium, as Kant puts it in his famous Maxime.
Bangers on bangers, 2019 oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
Erik Aardema, Riding man, waving man, sad man, 2019 clay
Erik Aardema, Untitled, 2019 clay, plastic flower
Erik Aardema, Untitled, 2019 clay, plastic flower
HORSEPOWER, NO WHITEPOWER 1, 2019 oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
Erik Aardema, Little man, 2019 plaster
Pittu, 2019 fictional story involving the characters painted, design by Reinier Postma
 © Copyright Tom van Veen. All rights reserved.
'The last gathering' at Yunus Supermarkt
Bangers on bangers, 2019 oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
This site-specific exhibition shows sculptures of Erik Aardema and paintings of Tom van Veen. Without announcement we installed the works at this specific location to interrupt and interfere, but also to have an open dialogue which is not only focussing on (art) history of material and matter, but also on the social context. The works are dealing with power struggle, icons and signs of a group and how to exploit them. It questions the ideal as a myth or a common plot, which inevitably causes a result of non-functionality or -truth. The work is strongly based on the humanistic interpretation in which the ‘idea of good’ is not so much that of religion or reason, Enlightenment or the free market, but primarily a form of thinking in which man and his possibilities are always central. It therefore questions thinking in which this is not taken for granted. A thinking in which the individual is subordinate to the group or a higher authority such as a church, nation or ideology. Every person must be treated as a target, not as a medium, as Kant puts it in his famous Maxime.
Bangers on bangers, 2019 oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
Erik Aardema, Riding man, waving man, sad man, 2019 clay
Erik Aardema, Untitled, 2019 clay, plastic flower
Erik Aardema, Untitled, 2019 clay, plastic flower
HORSEPOWER, NO WHITEPOWER 1, 2019 oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
Erik Aardema, Little man, 2019 plaster
Pittu, 2019 fictional story involving the characters painted, design by Reinier Postma
 © Copyright Tom van Veen. All rights reserved.