“On the right side of the tracks”

by Guido van Amelsfoort

Opening reception:
Friday October 20th, 5-8 pm
Exhibition dates:
October 20th – November 24th, 2017

Ten Haaf Projects is pleased to announce “On the right side of the tracks”, a solo show by Guido van Amelsfoort.

As a teenager, Guido van Amelsfoort’s interest in art was sparked by graffiti he encountered on the streets. From that age, he would paint and write on empty, abandoned buildings and on trains. He would travel every weekend to a different place where he could work freely. The streets were his canvas.

During his studies at Sint Joost Academy Breda, Guido van Amelsfoort got into ceramics after an exhibition he had seen by Ron Nagle. Following his graduation in 2015, he developed his own strong visual language. While his work still has the rawness of street culture, it’s also full of sensitivity. Figures and every day objects are translated into a visual explosion. His work has elements of glorification of persona, but always expresses the underlying emotions.

His ceramics are very diverse, particularly in their finish, coloured and glazed in various ways. In the exhibition, we show the latest body of work of ceramics Guido van Amelsfoort created this year. Since his ceramic kiln is small in size, his figures are often constructed as smaller pieces, which he then fits together, creating a large piece.

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“On the right side of the tracks” is Guido van Amelsfoort’s first solo show in a gallery, making the statement that he no longer needs to secretly work on the wrong side of the tracks. Guido van Amelsfoort was born in The Netherlands in 1986 and currently lives and works in Den Haag.

“On the right side of the tracks” will be shown in our temporary location at Geldersekade 30, 1012BJ Amsterdam. During the evening, Galerie Vriend van Bavink & Witteveen Visual Art Centre will also host their exhibition openings in the same building.