Arnoud Holleman
Amsterdam, Monday July 6, 2020
Online playground for (mostly) drawings. Drawing has been my escape from a heavy burn out. I (re-)discovered that the healing power of a hand-head-heart connection has little to do with all the don'ts of the art world. Prices from 30 to 3000 euros. (Frenhofer, by the way, is the protagonist in Balzac's The Unknown Masterpiece, a painter whose life is destroyed by his blind ambition to equal life in art).
Re-Magazine\'s great virtue is its willingness to expose sentiments that seldom find public expression, most often relating to the apparently trivial experiences and memories that make up the larger part of existence. Alongside this editorial idiosyncrasy, it is beautifully designed and photographed, each issue adopting a form to suit its subject - Emily King, Frieze, October 2003.
Unframed drawing
In later years, after being trained as a visual artist, I got interested in the differences and parallels between drawing and photography. When I redrew a photograph of a young boy looking at a horizontal piece of paper, I re-experienced something of that primitive power of the image: the boy and I coincided and somewhere inbetween, reality as such was redefined as an object for exhibition. Photos from installation at Stedelijk Museum.