Gijs van Lith

Jan. 27, 2018 – May 13, 2018 This exhibition has ended
Gijs van Lith, BODY - WORK no.1, 112 x 92 cm, oil, acrylic and paper on canvas, 2017
For Kunsthal Light #17, the Dutch artist Gijs van Lith has taken the architecture of the Kunsthal’s ‘display window’ as the point of departure for his installation. Large, loose canvasses are draped over the horizontal supports in the space. Van Lith playfully distorts our expectations and fundamental understanding of what a painting can and should be.

Although Van Lith’s main focus is on painting, his body of work also entails sculptures and installations. His work is all about the creation, materiality, and the actual act of painting. In his paintings he explores ideas about physicality, spatiality, status and colour.

Kunsthal Light

‘Kunsthal Light’ is the Kunsthal’s talent development programme. Since 2011, this exhibition programme’s main focus is on young artist who are able to make 'a grand gesture' in an original and artistic way. To this end, three times a year the Kunsthal places its HAL 6 (the over 25-meter-long display window along the ramp) at the disposal of an artist who is then given free rein to create a ‘site-specific’ work.
In 2018 Kunsthal Light is made possible by the Mondriaan Fund.


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