The Color Guide Series by Michael Tedja. Courtesy of the artist and Chimento Contemporary Gallery
The Color Guide Series, a group of 280 works on paper by leading Dutch painter and writer Michael Tedja, will be displayed at Chimento Contemporary from Jan 18 – Mar 14, 2020. This will be Tedja’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
Tedja has been active in the Dutch art scene for over 25 years. The Color Guide Series is based on his book The Holarium – Negeren Series which he assembled from 818 drawings. In the book, he asks “Why do we need a specific connection in order to see things as separate from one another?” By recycling and recirculating images, he exposes the mutability of visual meaning within the context of globalization.
Tedja was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (he currently resides in Amsterdam). He studied in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Institute. He has had solo exhibitions at the Cobra Museum for Modern Art, the Gallerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague, and the Stedelijk Museum Bureau. He has also participated in group exhibitions in Arnhem, Brussels, and throughout South Africa.