A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
15 OCTOBER TILL 19 DECEMBER 2021
Albert Cuypstraat 38
To travel or not to travel? If you’re not yet ready to travel to that far off destination, “A Trip Around the World” brings you that feeling of nature, togetherness and love you get only from travel.
Seven local Amsterdam artists dive into these ideas with their work on display in the Sir Art Studio. The exhibition starts with the “Habitat Series” by Eelco Hilgersom, inspired by the beauty of nature’s organisms: the color, structure and capabilities of the skin give each being its own ability to convey a message. A message that can be translated into a meditative journey of the self: “Finisterre” by Isabel Evangelisti and Sofia Garfias Torrent of Mexico. Through its mythical characters and everyday images, the film captures the subtle nuances and glimmers of poetry that everyday life offers. A composition of shots guide you through the teachings of Hortensia, a local ”Sanadora” healer of the region. Daan Noppen emphasizes the meditative journey and forms a tangible connection between our mind, body and soul with fine drawing and painting. Fabian Vas and Rafael Jantz take your inner journey outwards with their photography from Suriname, a country in the Caribbean. They use drones to photograph the beautiful country’s nature from above, bridging the gap between the Western World and the Amazon with incredible scenes of this dangerous yet incredibly beautiful landscape. Corine van Voorbergen rounds up your trip around the world with a “Projection of Growth” that you gain once you get back to your everyday life after such a trip.
Eelco Hilgersom is a Dutch artist with a fascination for structures created by nature. This drives him to create abstract works based on natural forms and organisms. Eelco looks for contrasts in form, color or material in all of his works: “My goal is to touch the observers and take them into the work through the contrasts and complexity of the piece.” To achieve this goal, he uses different techniques and materials. His latest works are inspired by the way organisms communicate.
Isabel Evangelisti & Sofia Garfias
This creative duo began as a friendship. Overwhelmed by the lockdown, they flew to one of their home countries, Mexico. Limited to observing and listening to what they encountered resulted in this passion project. Both Isabel and Sofia are based in Amsterdam and are open to collaborations within art, design and fashion.
Their video, Finisterre, is a meditative journey of the self. Through its mythical characters and everyday images, the film captures the subtle nuances and glimmers of poetry that everyday life offers. A composition of shots guide you through the teachings of Hortensia, a local “Sanadora” healer of the area.
Fabian Vas was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. Because of his love for adventure and nature, he found his passion in capturing the nature of Suriname in its purest form. By giving tours of his home country, his passion to see, discover and capture new areas of Suriname on film started to grow. With his GoPro camera or with a drone, he now captures the stunning beauty of deep inland locations that not everyone has access to. Fabian has become well-known for his impactful images, both nationally and internationally.
Rafael Jantz was born in Florida, USA, but grew up in Suriname. His first years were spent living in the jungle of the Guiana Shield. Paramaribo has been his hometown for a while now and he still enjoys living here, as it is one of the most diverse environments in the world. He found his passion for visual storytelling in 2009 while working at a production company that mainly specializes in documentaries. Ever since, he has been drawn to capturing his experiences and the places he has been to through the lens of a camera with a deeper meaning.
Combining his intimate knowledge of the rainforest and its inhabitants, he tries to bridge the gap between the Western World and the amazon with incredible scenes of this dangerous yet incredibly beautiful landscape. With respect towards the people he portrays, he gains their trust and is able to capture their stories and emotions through imagery.
Daan is an international multifaceted artist who is equally comfortable drawing, painting, producing videos, composing music and taking photographs. He is best known for his realistic, larger than life drawings of heads and bodies. Physics and its relation to our emotions play a major part in his work. Rather than creating something ‘scientific’, Daan reveals a visual world full of hidden layers of desire, pain and an anguished cry for love.
Corine van Voorbergen
An intuitive artist with an organic painting style, she believes that art and interior design should complement each other. Corine manipulates the mediums she uses, while allowing them to move freely. She constructs her artworks using layers of different mediums including acrylic paint, natural pigment powder and ink. She finishes each work with a thin layer of epoxy, which reflects the surroundings back to the beholder, stimulating them to reflect on what they see and, more importantly, what they feel.