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Ongemak Discomfort

Thijs Jansen

Jans Muskee

Koos Buster

Johan Kleinjan

Gees Voorhees

Galleries have their own etiquette that ensures that visitors know how they should behave. Those who know this etiquette feel at ease, those who don’t feel uncomfortable. By taking discomfort as the theme for this exhibition, we want to break with this precept. In the exhibition you will come across unexpected, alienating and humorous paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Thijs Jansen works in a photorealistic technique. Thijs' paintings are about personal memories of everyday situations, such as a deep fat fryer on the balcony at night. The titles and small references give his work unexpected deeper layers. On closer inspection, a black, abstract-looking painting turns out to be a detailed scene in a darkroom.

Thijs Jansen, De Stijl, 2015, oil and acrylic paint on panel, 30 x 30 cm, €3250,-
Thijs Jansen, Eindelijk rust, 2015, oil and acrylic paint on panel, 40 x 50 cm, €3800,-
Thijs Jansen, Darkroom No. 8., 2013, oil and acrylic paint on panel, 25 x 18,5 cm, €1750,-
Thijs Jansen, Tattoo Fred, 2018, oil and acrylic paint on panel, 30 x 25 cm, €3250,-
Thijs Jansen, Avondlucht, 2014, oil and acrylic paint on panel, 40 x 30 cm, €3500,-
Thijs Jansen, De meisjes van Hans, 2013, oil and acrylic paint on panel, 16,5 x 22 cm, €1500,-

Jans Muskee was once called the master of the inappropriate nude by the Volkskrant. In his drawings we see hidden desires and sexual fantasies in an everyday environment. As a viewer you feel like a voyeur. Through small details, like a tattoo on a girl's back of a heart with his own name in it, Jans brings lightness into his oil crayon drawings. He works in an almost photorealistic technique.

Jans Muskee, Flash, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,- | Jans Muskee, Jans, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,-
Jans Muskee, The girl and the panther, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,- | Jans Muskee, Your valentine, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,-
Jans Muskee, Pulling, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 20 x 30 cm, €1100,-
Jans Muskee, I suck my tongue, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,-
Jans Muskee, Monika, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,- | Jans Muskee, Orange bathrobe, oil pastel on paper on wooden panel, 30 x 20 cm, €1100,-

Koos Buster shows new works from his series of ornamental plates of almost everything he doesn't like. As his subject he chose uncomfortable people like Dutch television host Johan Derksen: someone who we really don't like. But Koos' work is also humorous because of the clumsiness of the portraits and the sometimes obvious subjectivity of his choices. Because who doesn't like Cristiano Ronaldo?

Koos Buster, Johan Derksen, 2020, ceramics and gold lustre, 33 x 31 cm, €1090,-

Koos Buster, Lil Kleine, 2020, ceramics and gold lustre, 35 x 21 cm, €1090,-

Koos Buster, Tiger King, 2020, ceramics and gold lustre, 38 x 27 cm, €1090,-

Koos Buster, Gerdi Verbeet, 2020, ceramics and gold lustre, 38 x 30 cm, €1090,-

Koos Buster, Mark Rutte, 2020, ceramics and gold lustre, 40 x 28 cm, €1090,-

Koos Buster, Cronaldo, 2020, ceramics and gold lustre, 37 x 26 cm, €1090,-

Johan Kleinjan documents the world around him in booklets full of drawings, photographs, business cards, newspaper articles, diary fragments, descriptions of dreams and flyers. The most beautiful specimens will be on display in the exhibition. They show how Johan sees the world: as a collection of absurd stories.

Johan Kleinjan, Intormedior, 2005, marker and collage on paper, 31 x 44 cm, €750,-
Johan Kleinjan, Het hol, 2012, marker on paper, 32 x 25 cm, €425,-
Johan Kleinjan, Tabata, 2009, marker on paper, 27 x 22 cm, €325,-
Johan Kleinjan, De terugkeer van Daab$, 2011, marker on paper, 32 x 25 cm, €425,-
Johan Kleinjan, de Ontvangenis, 2018, marker and collage on paper, 52 x 62 cm, €750,-

Gees Voorhees tries to capture humorous situations in her work. For this exhibition she made interactive, spatial word jokes with a cuddly character. They depict moments that arise from misunderstandings, or moments when Gees does not hear someone properly.

Gees Voorhees, Versnellingspook, 2020, fabric, skai leather and electronics, 35 x 20 x 25 cm, €800,-

Gees Voorhees, Jodela E.T., 2020, fabric and skai leather, 53 x 30 x 20 cm, €600,-

Gees Voorhees, Humordenaar, 2020, fabric, skai leather and electronics, 55 x 50 x 25 cm, €1100,-

Galerie Fleur & Wouter

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Installation photography: Jonathan de Waart

Photography sculptures Gees Voorhees: Sanne van Hattum

Electronic features Gees Voorhees: Sharkee Shark / Faai