Stretching reality, images, drawings and paint work
A duo show with Ellen Endhoven Dwight Marica
from 16th to 25th September 2022
Ellen Endhoven and Dwight Marica studied at the Willem de Koooning, having graduated in 1997. Dwight was the founder of Cucosa, Rotterdam (1998-2012). In 2012 Ellen started Portable Collective after years organising underground exhibitions. For nine years they have been sharing a studio and collaborating under the moniker Marica Endhoven. In Eigen beweging they show an overview of their artworks at both Quartair and Ruimtevaart.
Opening on Friday, 16 September at 20.00, doors open at 19:00
Saturday 17 Sep 13.00–17.00
Sunday 18 Sep 13.00–17.00
Wednesday 21 Sep 13.00–17.00
Thursday 22 Sep 13.00–17.00
Friday 23 Sep 13.00–17.00 and during Hoogtij#70 19.00–23.00
Saturday 24 Sep 13.00–17.00
Sunday 25 Sep 13.00–17.00
About the artists
The city, people and society are an inexhaustible source of inquiry for Ellen Endhoven’s works. In her collages, drawings, paintings, murals, stickers, animations, 3D objects and installations one sees, at first glance, everyday things. Though if you look further, you will see a representation of our human shortcomings and unrealistic expectations.
In 2019 she started to create intricate ink-drawings of waves. They evolved during the pandemic, with all debates, beliefs, and the rise of fake news, while the world had stopped. This context helped her develop more abstract works. Besides the social aspect in the work it also tackles environmental questions.
Dwight Marica explores new techniques and insights, in search of the most suitable expression, to arrive at new art forms. An important guiding principle in his work is the investigation of the absolutely abstract, through physics and psychology.
“I want to continue to amaze the audience, but especially myself, by letting us experience performances that are written in a new, developing visual language.
I try to scare reality, stretch its boundaries, activate the mind, to add something timeless to reality.”