GUIDO VAN AMELSFOORT & FRIENDS
December 8, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Opening: December 7th
Guido van Amelsfoort & friends
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, colored and glazed in various ways.