In one among his most bold our bodies of labor thus far, artist Collin van der Sluijs (beforehand) references two forces being by the way pressured collectively. “These unusual instances have brought about a collision between me as an individual and my work,” he shares, “I need to be free and never a puppet on strings directed by anyone.”
This sentiment pervades the Dutch artist’s newest assortment opening this week at each Vertical Gallery and Vertical Mission Area in Chicago. Aptly titled Collision, the solo present is broad in medium and material, containing 15 canvas work, 12 on panel, and greater than 50 works on paper. Just like his earlier items, this assortment harnesses van der Sluijs’s signature dreamlike fashion, whether or not via depictions of nature’s most ethereal qualities or frenzied mishmashes of brushstrokes and smaller, extra sensible components. The works embody emotionally chaotic portraits, serene renderings of singular birds, and dense landscapes wherein life and loss of life converge.
Collision runs from July 9 to 30. Whereas in Chicago, van der Sluijs may also create a couple of murals, which you’ll observe on Instagram.
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