Between Reality and Dreams

Between Reality and Dreams is een duo tentoonstelling met werk van Matijs van de Kerkhof (schilderkunst) en Lisanne Hoogerwerf (fotografie).Verbeeldingen, fantasie en herinneringen staan aan de basis van het werk van beide kunstenaars. Beide creëren een fictieve wereld die te omschrijven is als raadselachtig, desolaat en absurd.

Lisanne Hoogerwerf My artworks depict real-unreal places: places that you can’t find in ordinary reality, but that are made with real materials like pieces of wood, sand, glue, and painted canvas. I create my art as a way to visualise inner and outer human landscapes. Working mainly from imagination, I want to lay hold on an archetypal language.

My studio floor functions as a stage upon which I build, capture, and deconstruct my landscapes. With my scenes, I sometimes refer to global developments, like the pandemic, the climate crisis and environmental issues. The scenes are emptied of the hustle and bustle of everyday life: no traffic or crowded cityscapes to be seen. Contrasting characteristics and elements can be linked to my work, for example: utopian/dystopian, playfulness/seriousness, society/nature, beauty/drabness