Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk present new work at VIVID Gallery in Rotterdam now through January 5, 2011. The works of Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eik in this exhibition reinforce each other in a positive way through juxtaposition — the tough strength of Joost’s heavy steel plates against the fragility of Kiki’s airy and less systematic structures give an additional tension to both artifacts.
For this exhibition Van Bleiswijk worked only with thick steel plates and a blowtorch to create the “no screw no glue rough” edition. He made sculptures that could be art pieces but also used as tables or cupboards.
Van Eijk made the autonomous objects “Floating Frames” out of brass wire, adding ceramic parts. In this work the construction looks like little ink drawings. These limited editions express her freedom of sketching in objects. They look like real life 3d sketches, in which you can clearly see the function: a clock, a candle holder, lamp, etc.
Joost van Bleiswijk and exhibition photos by Yves Krol and Kiki van Eijk photos by Mariëlle Leenders.