JBP-Artist profile | Eveline van de Griend
For Dutch painter and sculptor Eveline van de Griend, the friction between the past and present makes for a lot of unsettled power.That’s the first thing that strikes you about her often uncomfortable images, which feature beautifully painted scenes evoking renaissance imagery with an unflinchingly honest twist of modernity. It’s her strand of work that deals most heavily with the aftermath of post-colonialism—a particular resonance drawn from a peripatetic upbringing in Africa, England and Russia before returning to the Netherlands and finally settling in her current base of Berlin.
Inspired by Jheronimus Bosch
In her new series inspired by early Dutch master Jheronimus Bosch, van de Griend’s insertion of people of color into classical settings reaches a level both sinister and surreal. The potency of her message is worthy subject matter for such a grand comparison, and forms the basis of two upcoming large solo shows in Germany and the Netherlands. A small selection previewed in an exhibition at PLATOON Kunsthalle Berlin proves that Bosch’s legacy is in very safe hands.
Exhibition: Reincarnation of Jheronimus Bosch?
“Reincarnation of Jheronimus Bosch? – The Myths of J. Van Aken”. By Eveline van de Griend
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