Last year we created works for a show called Interlude, these two were small studio experiments. They have not been exhibited, as they are studies in texture and surface treatment. But after seeing them again after being in storage, they seemed perfect for this show. Small ‘Decrement’ pieces, consisting of layered wood.
The paint cracks are revealing the layers behind as a reaction to the previous coat. In a sense it could be a metaphore for the times we are in. The process of transforming itself like a snake leaving the old skin behind, and moving on.
Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra, Graphic Surgery
Gysbert Zijlstra (1978) and Erris Huigens (1978) derive their inspiration from the industrial or urban landscape, in particular the strict functional character of steel structures, scaffolding and construction cranes. The temporary nature of these construction sites and the fact that they are not meant to be aesthetically beautiful fascinates them. The crane as the universal symbol of transforming cities, and the key element of Graphic Surgery’s visual vocabulary.
Erris Huigens e Gysbert Zijlstra, Graphic Surgery
Gysbert Zijlstra (1978) e Erris Huigens (1978) traggono ispirazione dal paesaggio industriale o urbano, in particolare dal carattere strettamente funzionale delle strutture in acciaio, delle impalcature e delle gru edili. La natura temporanea di questi cantieri e il fatto che non siano fatti per essere esteticamente belli li affascina. La gru come simbolo universale delle città in trasformazione è l’elemento chiave del vocabolario visivo di Graphic Surgery.