Master Pieces, November 9 – December 7, 2019

If you have missed us at the Affordable Art Fair please come and visit our exhibition Master Pieces, a group exhibition with some masters of today.
Opening: Saturday November 9, 5 – 8 pm.

All artworks are for sale. Please send us an email to office@gogallery.nl for prices and shipping details.

 

 

 

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, STAND A23

GO Gallery, Stand A23, presents new artworks by:
Ard Doko, The London Police, :tto Schade, Vegan Flava, Mike van Veen, Franck Ecalard and 2FAST.
For more information about the artworks, mail us: office[at]gogallery.nl 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam Dance Event @ GO Gallery

STATE of MIND
Opening : Saturday 14 September, 5 - 8 pm.

MIKE van VEEN
Born in Hilversum, Fine Art Photographer Mike van Veen established the Mike van Veen Art Studio to create his debut, international exhibition, ‘HEAD SPACE’, comprising images originally captured using the X-ray camera at his local hospital.
Inspired by Dutch painter Karel Appel, co-founder of avant-garde movement Cobra, and Swiss surrealist painter H.R Giger, van Veen’s artistic career began as a film-maker.
Like German sculptor Rebecca Horn, van Veen’s medical experiences at a young age led directly to the formation of his early artistic practice - in his case, seeing X-rays of himself after injuries incurred playing and exploring as a child.
“I became fascinated by X-ray photography and its potential for creating a new aesthetic in figurative, as well as more abstract art, transforming the appearance of the world around me and the visual identities of the objects in it. It is a unique artistic technology and the results are always unpredictable, generating artistic outcomes which only emerge in the course of the experimental process of exposing objects to differing levels of radiation”.
Van Veen’s early film explorations of Afghanistan and Italy led him to experience light and colour in ways which, subsequently, he could apply to the images captured by the X-ray camera, transforming their subjects’ form and appearance, to give them a completely new visual identity.
Following ‘HEAD SPACE’ previews in Milan and Venice in 2015, internationally acclaimed recording artist Armin van Buuren commissioned Mike van Veen to create the visual imagery for his 2016 World Tour, ‘Embrace’. The collaboration has provided a unique contemporary gallery for the exhibition of the art of Mike van Veen, reaching a global audience of over a quarter of a million people in the Netherlands, Dubai, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, Belarus, Mexico, China, Macau, Philippines, Taiwan, Brasil, Australia and Russia.

Miriam Kruishoop
In her work, MK focuses on people and their stories. Using their narrative to amplify the conversation about the ‘invisible’ people in our society. Having lived in the US for over a decade, MK has been influenced by her surroundings and American society at large—the disparity and the deliberate suppression of minorities, police brutality, and racism. MK’s passion for exploring the cultural narratives in America spans a diverse set of creative genres. For example, in her film “Greencard Warriors,” she focused on the issue of army recruitment of young undocumented Latinos.
In this exhibition Miriam Kruishoop will show a few of her latest photos, a sculptural work and neons.

STATE of MIND, 14 September – 26 October 2019

STATE of MIND
Opening : Saturday 14 September, 5 - 8 pm.

MIKE van VEEN
Born in Hilversum, Fine Art Photographer Mike van Veen established the Mike van Veen Art Studio to create his debut, international exhibition, ‘HEAD SPACE’, comprising images originally captured using the X-ray camera at his local hospital.
Inspired by Dutch painter Karel Appel, co-founder of avant-garde movement Cobra, and Swiss surrealist painter H.R Giger, van Veen’s artistic career began as a film-maker.
Like German sculptor Rebecca Horn, van Veen’s medical experiences at a young age led directly to the formation of his early artistic practice - in his case, seeing X-rays of himself after injuries incurred playing and exploring as a child.
“I became fascinated by X-ray photography and its potential for creating a new aesthetic in figurative, as well as more abstract art, transforming the appearance of the world around me and the visual identities of the objects in it. It is a unique artistic technology and the results are always unpredictable, generating artistic outcomes which only emerge in the course of the experimental process of exposing objects to differing levels of radiation”.
Van Veen’s early film explorations of Afghanistan and Italy led him to experience light and colour in ways which, subsequently, he could apply to the images captured by the X-ray camera, transforming their subjects’ form and appearance, to give them a completely new visual identity.
Following ‘HEAD SPACE’ previews in Milan and Venice in 2015, internationally acclaimed recording artist Armin van Buuren commissioned Mike van Veen to create the visual imagery for his 2016 World Tour, ‘Embrace’. The collaboration has provided a unique contemporary gallery for the exhibition of the art of Mike van Veen, reaching a global audience of over a quarter of a million people in the Netherlands, Dubai, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, Belarus, Mexico, China, Macau, Philippines, Taiwan, Brasil, Australia and Russia.

Miriam Kruishoop
In her work, MK focuses on people and their stories. Using their narrative to amplify the conversation about the ‘invisible’ people in our society. Having lived in the US for over a decade, MK has been influenced by her surroundings and American society at large—the disparity and the deliberate suppression of minorities, police brutality, and racism. MK’s passion for exploring the cultural narratives in America spans a diverse set of creative genres. For example, in her film “Greencard Warriors,” she focused on the issue of army recruitment of young undocumented Latinos.
In this exhibition Miriam Kruishoop will show a few of her latest photos, a sculptural work and neons.

Viva Frida! An homage to Frida Kahlo, July 13th – August 24th.

 

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is an icon that appeals to the imagination of many. Her turbulent, tragic life certainly contributes to that! Frida Kahlo is regarded in art history as one of the most important female artists of the 20th century.  In her paintings she knew like no other how to connect her personal destiny with Mexican folk art, that was unique at the time! 30 artists have given their homage to this fantastic artist in their own way and in their own style.

Click here to see all the artworks.

The opening of Viva Frida! on July 13, 2019 celebrates the 65th death anniversary of the amazing Frida Kahlo.
The exhibition is on display until August 24th and is also part of the Art & Culture Pride.

 

Between Pain and Pleasure, a solo exhibition by Ard Doko. May 25th, 2019

Almost 10 years ago a young guy entered the GO Gallery.
He made graffiti, on walls and roofs, on canvases and in fact on everything where he could spray graffiti.
Ard Doko was his name, and wanted to exhibit at the GO Gallery, because they did graffiti there, he heard ...
Ard was advised by us to continue painting and to come back in a few years.

Years later, Ard Doko did indeed return.
His career rocketed.
The artist from Callantsoog exhibits frequently in the US and Europe. In 2015, Doko exhibited in Museum De Fundatie. Nick and Simon invited 12 Dutch artists to be inspired by the songs on their new album. Magnificent!
He has developed himself and his painting rapidly. Ard created and improved his own style, something he is still working on.
His style is melancholic, dark and psychedelic with multiple layers of interpretation, and themes ranging from the beauty of life to death and destruction.
In an interview he said: "My style is often explosive and chaotic, just like me."

His new collection of paintings is called "Between Pain and Pleasure".
The collection is a tribute to the conflict between mind and heart that perhaps everyone has experienced in his life. Like abstract art, love is hard to understand and create, but when it is achieved, it will stand the test of time. In this exhibition the artist combines his love for Russian abstract art (from artists such as Malevich and Kandinksy) with his personal diary, and thoughts and expectations for the future. The works are all inspired by the people he met during his life, or stories about people dear to him. With these exhibitions, he hopes to prove to the skeptics in love that it is wrong, and also to give a reality check to those who dream of romantic Disney miracles.