De Ateliers in Amsterdam has long enjoyed a close relationship with Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, a relationship which was affirmed last year through De Ateliers DEBUT SERIES. As part of a three-year project, the museum offers artists who have served a residency at De Ateliers – the leading institute for young artistic talent in the Netherlands – the opportunity to present their first ever solo exhibition in a Dutch museum. This wonderful initiative has been made possible by Outset Netherlands with the support of the Niemeijer Fonds Foundation. Alex Dordoy (Newcastle, 1985) is the second artist to be featured in the series. His solo exhibition can be viewed from 28 August to 23 November 2014 in the Projects Room (Projectenzaal).
In addition to presenting a unique collection of classic modern art, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag attaches great importance to exhibiting works of new and upcoming artists. This collaboration with De Ateliers and the partnership with Outset Netherlands make it possible to offer a platform to top talents like Alex Dordoy. Dordoy trained at the Glasgow School of Art, and attended De Ateliers for two years. He combines traditional techniques with high-grade technology. The artist edits and manipulates existing objects, photographs, images and patterns using Photoshop, after which he develops them into paintings or sculptures in plaster, silicone or jesmonite. He has created new works especially for the Projects Room, which will be shown at this exhibition.
Alex Dordoy (1985, Newcastle, UK) is fascinated by ‘the disconnect’ between the physical and the virtual, the real and the what-could-have-been. Dordoy edits and manipulates existing objects, photographs, images and patterns using photoshop after which he develops them into paintings or sculptures in plaster, silicone or jesmonite. He explores how objects can invoke associations at different times and in different contexts, thereby acquiring a new meaning.
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