Jan van der Ploeg, Untitled, 2019. Acrylic on paper, 57 x 36 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland.
Two Rooms presents a new large-scale wall painting by Dutch artist Jan van der Ploeg. Working against the affordances of existing built environments, van der Ploeg deploys an abstract vocabulary with tactical intent, pushing against the solid structures each painting is contained by. Taking shaping as vibrant, tonal environments, each graphic intervention suggests alternate spatial schemes.
An edition of 10 new works on paper will accompany the wall painting.
van der Ploeg has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Recent solo exhibitions include Blast, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin (2018) Lyrics, Minus Space, Brooklyn (2016) Wall Painting 423, Kunsthaus Basel, Basel (2016).
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 7 March 2019