Saturday, October 06, 2007

Michael van den Besselaar

what we've just seen is not real

The paintings of Michael van den Besselaar play with the visual culture that has increasingly come to determine our lives. His series of paintings are about looking and being looked at, about what is real and what is not, about what memory does to us, about pictures that we believe and about credibility. They demonstrate how images convey the suggestion of truth, but in fact open the door for numerous interpretations.

At the heart of this exhibition at New York’s Black & White Gallery are groups of television sets: The Time Machine Mirrors. They are the product of the optimistic years when capitalism was victorious and technology was there to improve things. But these painted televisions are, in fact, merely believable casings for the images the artist displays on them. As a messenger of reality, the television has become a deceptively objective window on the world. Van den Besselaar draws on images from the fields of news and entertainment that have become icons, images that have lodged themselves in the collective memory. These pictures seem to be clear enough, but they lead to numerous associations and even to confusion. With his interplay of nuances and accents, he opens the door for all kinds of associations. And he leaves us with open ends, at the most with the undermining conclusion: ‘What we’ve just seen is not real’ – or at least: it’s not the only reality.

exhibition from october 18th - novenmber 24th 2007
Black & White Gallery, New York


Anonymous said...

[p]Gucci handbags series launched to support the green carpet Challenge Program
"I believe that today's customers are more than ever favor those thoughtful, responsible brand through our sustainable [url=]cheap chanel bags[/url] initiatives, humanitarian actors and charitable activities, we hope Gucci can not only become synonymous with 'Made in Italy' 'integrity' model of the manufacturing, "Giannini said . The red is full-bodied, bright, generous . Its [url=]replica chanel[/url] pattern with flowers and birds, is now being used in Spain Story "series scarf pattern with other objects . Gucci Emily chain handbag square design, full of a sense of retro bag body featuring a variety of fine leather handmade special material exudes natural luster plus interlocking double G printing, highlighting women's elegant, with gold metal shoulder strap also demonstrates the trend of the modern style . Top of the bag large leather flip with the the Goyard the classic LOGOY word printed canvas, given its [url=]replica chanel bags sale[/url] unique style flag . Warm care Shiatzy Chen Mother's Day Special
Cater to the [url=]cheap chanel bags for sale[/url] season is inspired by the Chinese folk art paper cutting, Shiatzy Chen launched a "continuous" series . French Bulldog share of simple and cute good at weaving technicians men lifelike performance . 3 billion euros . Black strap high heels midnight dark blue broken crystal-studded upper shine.[/p][p]All high-heeled shoes have a waterproof design, more comfortable to wear . Vivid and vibrant colors make it more fresh, unique texture of leather instantly become a modern symbol of this classic . Now, [url=]chanel purses for sale[/url] these three series are fused together, the Spanish story line of products absorb the inner essence of all three series . Business with the perfect combination of fashion and style rejuvenates dull winter charm!

Ecco Belaga Braga series of concise lines and straight edges, to reproduce the classic feminist era, relive former Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor . A custom handbags are the only one, called the contemporary aesthetics with top fashion beautiful duet . In 2011, adhering to the history and tradition, France the Dupont (ST Dupont) leather workshop located in the French Alps, Prince William and Princess Kate to create the same wedding [url=]replica chanel bags uk[/url] present . Astrid series of graceful, classic black, brown and white section of the package, more portable and hanging shoulder dual-band design, so that women are more fashion and charming . Young and stylish [url=]chanel sale[/url] bucket bag design with lightweight nylon fabric, filling the atmosphere of dynamic fashion.[/p]

Yaro Gabriel said...

clarks outlet
clarks outlet
true religion jeans
salomon shoes
true religion jeans
supreme clothing
ugg boots
coach outlet
hugo boss
pandora charms