“How to find inner peace: 10 things you can start doing right now” by Peer Vink
Preview: Saturday May 15th, 1-7 pm
Exhibition dates: May 15th – June 26th, 2021
Ten Haaf Projects is pleased to announce “How to find inner peace: 10 things you can start doing right now”, an exhibition by Peer Vink.
Over the last year, Peer Vink has been reflecting on his lifestyle and on the people around him. Why do so many persons fall victim to the greatest struggle of our western society, the burnout, he wondered? After countless hours online, digging through the never-ending “self-help pages”, the artist asked himself a question: should he be living a more mindful life?
Rooted in Buddhism, the practice of mindfulness involves awareness and acceptance of the present moment, without judgment. But the more the Peer Vink tried to apply mindfulness to everyday life, the more he understood the term has become an abstract expression, a hollow shell that is (mis)used to sell a soy latte in a plastic waste cup. The works shown are the result of his quest for inner peace.
The exhibition features a life-size sculpture that has been created to resemble a wellness centre or spa. It serves as a chill out area, a place of Zen for a moment of reflection, where one can enjoy bubbly water and even other bubbly beverages.
Accompanying the sculpture, works on canvas depict interesting images from popular culture, done with an airbrush. These figurative works with icons like David by Michelangelo and satyrs are depicted on large canvases. David characterises the perfect man, and the satyrs the hedonistic man. Observing the works, the viewer cannot help but notice the struggle between good and bad.
Peer Vink was born in 1990 in The Netherlands. This is his second exhibition at Ten Haaf Projects. His work is included in important international private collections.
Due to coronavirus, the gallery will have an extended preview on Saturday May 15th from 1 pm until 7 pm. We will follow health regulations during the preview day, so it’s safe to visit. Peer Vink will be present for the event.