Lizan Freijsen The Living Surface: Unfolded

Late October Lizan Freijsen’s (Zwijndrecht NL, 1960) solo exhibition will open at Bergarde Galleries. Freijsen is known for her hand-tufted carpets, for which fungus and stains were the main inspiration. Earlier this year she showed her installation The Living Surface in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

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About the exhibition

Opening exhibition: Saturday 28 October 2017 from 16.00 – 18.00 hours in presence of the artist. You are very welcome!

Freijsen is inspired by things that being ignored by most people. Between 2005 and 2016 she photographed stains and other signs of decay in The Netherlands and France. Freijsen has a strongly evolved eye for the unusual beauty of the undesirable.

CARPETS

The carefully classified stains from Freijsen’s photo archive are the inspiration for het visual work. The artist is mostly known for her hand-tuftend carpets, that were created during a collaboration of many year with the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. During a labor-intensive proces, the mosses and stains are translated into carpets.

TUFTING
Tufting is a traditional technic. Through a woven base, wool threads are shot in a U-shape with the help of an air pressure gun. The technic is named after the sound of the gun (tufttuft).

 

 

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Over Lizan Freijsen

Lizan Freijsen (Zwijndrecht, 1960) woont en werkt in Rotterdam. In de late jaren zeventig en jaren tachtig studeerde ze achtereenvolgens aan de Willem de Kooning Academie (Rotterdam) en de Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht). In 2017 behaalde ze de Master Design Research aan WDKA, waar ze tegenwoordig werkzaam is als docente. Freijsen exposeert in musea en op beurzen in binnen- en buitenland, waaronder in Museum Gouda (2009) en Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2017).

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Publicatie

Meer lezen over het werk van Lizan Freijsen? Begin 2017 verscheen het boek The Living Surface. An Alternative Biology Book on Stains (uitgeverij Jap Sam Books). De publicatie kan gezien worden als een alternatief biologieboek over ‘Urban Nature’. Bestel hier

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Opening

De opening vindt plaats op 28 oktober van 16.00 tot 18.00 uur in het bijzijn van kunstenares Lizan Freijsen. U bent van harte welkom! Graag ontvangen wij bericht van uw komst via: info@bergarde.com