About the exhibition
From 8-10 July 2022 The Gallery Club presents its new exhibition PLATFORM showing a selection of works by three (emerging) photographers: Sander Coers, Oran Hoffmann and Justus de Rode.
“One of the most important tasks of The Gallery Club is to create a platform for Dutch and international photographers. The narrative work of these photographers shows special personal themes. I am proud that during PLATFORM we can show the work of these three photographers to a large audience.” – Gili Crouwel, director and co-founder of The Gallery Club.
The exhibition is organized at the iconic Studio thonik building on the corner of the Wibautstraat and the Grensstraat in Amsterdam. thonik is an Amsterdam based collective of designers, led by designers Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven. The self-designed Studio thonik is designed by thonik co-founder Thomas Widdershoven in collaboration with Arjan van Ruyven of MMX Architects.
Sander Coers is a photographer based in Rotterdam, whose work revolves around visualizing memories evoked by nostalgic echoes of days from his youth. Through colorful and seductive stills he crafts melancholic, romantic and dream-like realities reflecting on his own personal stories and those of his friends and contemporaries. For the exhibition PLATFORM The Gallery Club has selected work from his series BLUE BLOOD (AL MAR).
Oran Hoffmann is an Israeli/Dutch multi-disciplinary artist, who works in the field of photography, sculpture and installation. He lives and works between Tel Aviv and Amsterdam, graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 2006 and with highest honors from Bezalel, the Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem/Tel Aviv in 2011. He has previously exhibited in New York, Miami and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (with Josef Albers), among others.
It’s the first time that Hoffmann’s work is presented in The Netherlands. The photo series in the exhibition were made by Hoffmann in the atelier of the world-famous artist Paul Cézanne in Aix en Provence, France. By using photography as a medium, Hoffmann tries to better understand the impressive oeuvre of one of the most important painters in art history.
Justus de Rode
Photography is De Rode’s means to digest life: he aims to explore, capture and transmit emotions in order to understand and cope with them. As a result trauma, impermanence, love and loss are recurring themes in his work. Growing up in Groningen, the most Northern part of the Netherlands, long walks through the landscape were a key part of his roots. Accordingly, often it is nature that sets the stage for his work to appear, as he takes photographs purely by intuition.
De Rode’s serie Mycelium forms the shared universe between father and son. While dementia clouds thinking and speech, the visual language takes over from words. During joint walks through the landscape, De Rode tries to bridge the increasing distance from his father through photography.