Courtesy of Marian Cramer Projects
Marian Cramer Projects is pleased to present her first group exhibition in California, in the heart of the thriving Los Angeles arts scene and coinciding with Frieze LA and Felix Art Fair. Debuting on the 13th of February, the show presents upcoming international artists in the tradition of the new wave of contemporary (post)figurative art and celebrates the exceptionally dynamic culture of Los Angeles. Including work by Lotte Keijzer and Bobbi Essers.
Debuting on the 13th of February, the show presents upcoming international artists in the tradition of the new wave of contemporary (post)figurative art and celebrates the exceptionally dynamic culture of Los Angeles.
Originating from different parts of the world, the presented artists came of age outside of the dominant centers of the art world, internalizing the spaces and light of their past and present experiences. Whether in painting or sculpture, each work explores internal dialogues and methods of expression that are observant of what it means to be human in the present day. They challenge the traditional boundaries of their media in search of a new form of expression. Though all artists’ practices differ, they find common ground in their sharp sensibilities and their distinctive eye for color and visual language.
Born on one of the Wadden Islands in the North of Holland, Lotte Keijzer moved at the age of 19th to study Graphic Design in Amsterdam. After finishing her studies she went on to study Production Design at the The Dutch Film and Television academy (NFTA). Both studies effected her in the way she paints. Her work is about layering, explaining ‘touch’ in different ways.
Her paintings are visual metaphors for her personal reflections on daily affairs, snapshots of moments you might have lived through but didn’t give much attention. Over the past year she has developed a bold and cheerful visual language.
Bobbi Essers‘ work is based on youth culture (Flash photography, tattoos and certain clothing pieces, as well as a certain aesthetic image I saw a lot on tumblr as a teenager) and queer culture (which also goes up a lot in intimacy and youth culture). It is about the intimacy between friends where there is a safe atmosphere (safe space) to capture each other on image unashamedly and lovingly (Unconditional love). The texture of skin, moles and hair is meant to create the feeling of closeness and to be able to feel the intimacy.