Nu in het atelier


Ellen Ogawa, with
David Maroto
March – June 2020

Ellen Ogawa (NO)

The artistic practise by Ellen Ogawa centres around drawing and making objects. Sometimes the objects and images synchronize and the work takes the form of an installation or large sculptural work. Finding the subjects in her work close by, personal and intellectual situations become materialized and expressed. Body and gender related issues are important themes to her practise, as are ideas about separation and union. Ellen follows the natural development of her work and pays attention to what happens during the process to leave space for excitement and new unexpected elements in the work.

Luke looks, City Creeps. Ellen Ogawa
Smile Chad, City Creeps. Ellen Ogawa
Untitled, City Creeps. Ellen Ogawa
Hearling Earl. Ellen Ogawa

David Maroto (SP)

David Maroto is a Spanish visual artist based in the Netherlands. He is a PhD from the Edinburgh College of Art, with a research project called The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts, which has been recently published in a two-volume book (Mousse Publishing). David has an extensive international artistic practice: 11th Havana Biennial; Artium, Museum of Contemporary Art (Vitoria); Extra City (Antwerp); S.M.A.K. (Ghent); EFA Project Space (New York); W139 (Amsterdam); and Warsaw Biennial, a.o. Since 2011, and in collaboration with curator Joanna Zielińska, he has been running The Book Lovers, a research project about the artist’s novel as a medium in the visual arts (exactly as installation or performance, for example). This collaboration has enabled them to engage with a host of international institutions, including M HKA (Antwerp); De Appel (Amsterdam); Whitechapel Gallery (London); Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw); CCA Glasgow; Fabra i Coats (Barcelona); and the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), a.o

– Exhibition view: Montag ou la bibliothèque à venir, Frac Franche-Comté, The Book Lovers (David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska), 2017. Photo: Blaise Adilon.
– The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts. Publication in two volumes: Part 1: A New Medium (theoretical essay) + Part 2: The Fantasy of the Novel (novel). Mousse Publishing, 2019.


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