GO Gallery organizes an exhibition around the annual AGP, Amsterdam Gay Pride: Pink with Pride 2018.
6 artists are invited this year to exhibit their new works during the annual GayPride exhibition PINK with PRIDE in the GO Gallery.
ENDLESS (street art), René Zuiderveld (photography), R’JEAN (photography), Chris Marmier (cartoons)
The opening of the exhibition is on Saturday 21 July, the exhibition lasts until 25 August.
Endless is a London-based artist, his provocative and radical creations are often found on the walls in London, telling a story about our world that is brutal and intense. One of the most iconic works of the artist is the Marky Mark, an ironic version of the Calvin Klein advertisement with Mark Wahlberg from the 90s.
From and especially in close collaboration with his models he makes portraits, erotically tinted photographs, but also evocative images that flirt with fetish and kink. Some with a clear wink, other theatrical and yet another sensual / erotic.
In GO Gallery he shows a number of erotic / sexual nudes in black and white, including a nod to Robert Mapplethorpe and to the work of the painter Egon Schiele.
Photographer R’JEAN has made a series of portraits:
‘Drag Royals – Each Side Has a Face’.
“I think Drag Queens and Drag Kings are special and beautiful. It is fascinating to see how the man transforms a woman into another person in appearance and behavior. At the same time it is a part of the person himself, intriguing.
I wanted to capture these two appearances and extremes (the man / woman and his / her alter ego) in one image without photoshop. So half in the make-up and half a wig, which was quite a challenge. A total of 30 portraits were made, 9 are in the exhibition.
Chris Marmier is a French artist based in Amsterdam.
He has been drawing since he was a toddler and has never ever stopped. Growing up in several countries with his bi-cultural family, he has been observing people of various cultures, in different environments, and they have inspired him. Drawing only by memory or imagination, people are the main subject of his creativity.
Chris has studied visual communication and worked in advertising agencies and he’s currently a freelance graphic designer/illustrator. Getting to the point in an aesthetic way is the link between his work and his artwork. Through his drawings, using markers on wooden boards, he expresses his vision of our world(s).
‘People safari’ is a journey through people’s everyday lives and the connection with their surroundings. As if watching other people like we watch animals in a game reserve with a safe distance, we make a parallel with our lives that becomes a reflection of who we are and how we interact with one another.
Ard Doko is an ambitious young artist, showing his work in museums, galleries and on big walls around the world.
Petticoats, Kuiven, Beautiful cars. The journals from the fifties are odes to the sector, the exuberance and nonchalance of the post-war years.
When Zimmermann uses the photos from these magazines to make the collages, the whole world bullet seems threatened.
The cheerful motifs are almost no longer seen as a work of art.
The photos show a different world behind the facade of the beautiful rays.
Holger Zimmermann’s collection from the fifties and sixties could be described as “An archive of the daily world”.