Otherwhere: Arno Kramer Exhibition
From:June 1, 2012 20:00 to: June 23, 2012 15:00
Location: Ballina Arts Centre
Otherwhere: Arno Kramer
Official Opening: Friday 1st June, 8pm
Otherwhere sees Dutch artist Arno Kramer explore a number of his interests through drawing. Arno Kramer lives and works in Broekland, a small village in the eastern part of The Netherlands. He is currently the first curator of the Drawing Centre Diepenheim in The Netherlands. He writes on art for various publications, has curated a number of exhibitions and has had several collections of poetry published. He has taught for 20 years at the AKI Academy of Fine Arts in Enschede, The Netherlands and has also lectured and given tutorials in the USA, England and Ireland.
Since 1995 he has participated several times as an Artist in Residence in Ireland where he has been very much inspired by Irish Poetry and by the image of a photograph he once saw in the Irish Times of Communion dresses in a shop window. He has used the image of dresses a lot in his work and related it to parts of the human body, like hands, legs, feet, the torso, etc. By using watercolors and different drawing materials, like charcoal, pencil and pastel, he searches for sensibility in the images. There should always be a “state of desire” in the drawing. Arno Kramer once wrote that he would like to make visible “the reconnaissance of the back of the soul, the spirit and the heart”.
Arno Kramer’s work is collected by several museums in Holland such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Teylers Museum Haarlem, Van Reekummuseum Apeldoorn, Rijksmuseum Twenthe Enschede, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and also by the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. His drawings are in private collections in Holland, Ireland, England, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the USA.
Admission free. All welcome. Runs until 23rd June.