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.

5 YEARS Amsterdam Street Art, September 5th – October 4th

Save the date: September 5th, opening of the exhibition ASA Selected Opening from 4 – 8 pm. ASA 5 YEARS invite Click here for a selection of the artworks by OVNI, TUCO, NEVERCREW, PTRTJ, Handiedan, Sober Industries, DOPIE, MAYE and MrX. Continue reading “5 YEARS Amsterdam Street Art, September 5th – October 4th”

Groeten uit Rotterdam, Greetings from Rotterdam, May 9 2015

een expositie van het Rotterdamse streetart collectief Lastplak. Het rommelt in Rotterdam! Dirk Kuijt keert terug naar Feyenoord, die nog steeds ónder AJAX staat in de eredivisie; de spectaculaire Markthal is zo lek als een mandje en Lastplak bereid zich voor op een grote expositie in de GO Gallery, in de concurrerende stad Amsterdam! Voor de expositie in de GO Gallery is een serie schilderijen gemaakt, waarin de stad Rotterdam een grote rol speelt. Een deel van de collectie is gezamenlijk geschilderd, o.a. op oude foto’s van de stad, andere werken zijn gemaakt door de individuele kunstenaars. Lastplak, het grootste en meest actieve street art collectief in Nederland bestaat sinds 2001, uit 11 kunstenaars: Ox-Alien, Pinwin, Boortorrie, Grrt, Stoog, Oles, Sterf, Yen, MeerBeer, Sake & Thor.

Groeten uit Rotterdam
Groeten uit Rotterdam

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