Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, 25–27 November 2016

Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24
Rijksakademie OPEN, studio 24

Irritation: evoke unpleasant feelings, negative excitement, hinder, harass, provoke anger.

1) The remains of bicycles on a bike rack. 2) A demobilized bicycle, a stolen wheel. 3) Eyelashes on a photo print or etching plate. 4) Remains of people, eyelashes, nails, hair.

Abject: repulsive, despicable, low, disgraceful, dirty, despicable.

1) Remains of what was alive, eyelashes, nails, hair. 2) Remains of behaviour, litter, bicycle parts on the street, worn clothes. 3) Body fluids, sweat, faeces, saliva.

Residue: a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone, been taken or used.

1) The flowers that you received at the opening yesterday. 2) Eyelashes, nails, hair. 3) The remains of bicycles on a bike rack. 4) Sweat stains. 3) The emotions, personal experiences and ideas of an artist in an artwork

Emotions: a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge.

1) The artist brings about a change of emotions by the viewer through mechanical means. 2) The joy and melancholia of the memory of yesterday’s opening by looking at the flowers you received. 3) Seeing your hometown on the television show ‘Happy Valley’ and finding your own loneliness embodied in a shot of bicycles remains on a bike rack. 4) The frustration of an eyelash on the etching plate. 5) The repulsion of sweat stains 6) Secondary more complex emotions that are triggered by basic emotions like rage, terror, anxiety, joy. 7) Secondary more complex emotions that are triggered secondary objects. The real object is not shown only a symbol or a different kind of representation or a different substance or form.

Laura van Grinsven


Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Mondriaan Fonds, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Stephan Kuderna, Claudia Martínez Garay

photo credits: (img. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7) Sonia Mangiapane, (img. 2, 8) Jack Cawood, (img. 5) Gert Jan van Rooij

Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
☞ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 art fair (solo presentation), Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☞ 16.2.19 – 7.4.19 solo exhibition, The exhibition will be titled after its installation, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☞ 11.9.18 – 14.1.19 guest artist-teacher, Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☝︎ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund (Netherlands)
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