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Lockdown

285.00

At the end of the day, chair upside down on your table as a final chord. That leaves plenty of room for the sweeping team.

It looks like a seemingly familiar situation, but it soon turns out to be a special intergrowth with mainly adverse effects for the users. Moreover, as a result of this unification, the drawers can no longer be opened and thus the knowledge and materials stored in it are unaccessible: a Lockdown.

Naturally, the drawing refers to the countless classrooms that were inaccessible to millions of children worldwide during the corona crisis.

 

Aan het eind van de dag stoeltje omgekeerd op je tafeltje bij wijze van slotakkoord. Dat geeft ruim baan voor de veegploeg.

Een ogenschijnlijk vertrouwde situatie lijkt het maar al snel blijkt hier sprake van een bijzondere vergroeiing met vooral nadelige effecten voor de gebruikers. Bovendien is het ladenblok als gevolg van deze één-wording niet meer te openen en daarmee zijn de erin opgeborgen kennis en materialen afgesloten: een Lockdown.

Uiteraard verwijst de tekening naar de ontelbare klaslokalen die gedurende de corona-crisis ontoegankelijk waren voor de miljoenen kinderen wereldwijd.

Stacking chairs II

At the beginning of this century I already drew a pencil drawing based on this triangle. The triangle is named after the British mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose, but was first drawn in 1934 by the Swede Oscar Reutersvärd. I therefore called that pencil drawing ‘To Reutersvärd’. Because in my paintings, in contrast to the pencil drawings, I somehow have to ‘do something’ with the background, the environment, this concept did not lend itself to a painting in my view. The spatial gain that I achieve by mounting the shape (s) separately from the background, as in Babels end and Babels end II, for example, also offered opportunities for a Penrose triangle with Stacking Chairs. Et voilà.

Stripping Braakman

475.00

Welcome to the world of the SB01 designed by Cees Braakman and produced by the Dutch company Pastoe. This could just be the first page of this story that you as a viewer can complete. For now it is the first page. It is already framed to be hung on the wall in stead of placing it on a bookshelf between other books.

Mixed up III

575.00

Suppose you have trouble throwing things away. Who knows, every leftover can ever be used for something else. However, practice has also shown that many of those leftovers turn out to be just too small, thick, wrong in color, atmosphere or width and thus remain where they lie and slowly disappear from view, and end up in obscurity. A rigorous clean-up action usually seals the fate of these things. From a chair that I once literally slumped through, I have had some legs for years. That is how these chairs were created. As a kind of mental exercise, browsing through my chair books, I collected some parts here and there and assembled them into this two-seater.

And due to all the picture frames I have made over the years I had quite a lot small pieces of frames left… Then one and one is three isn’t it?

Happy feet

285.00

A classic office chair from the TU Delft collection dating from the beginning of the last century. The designer is unknown.

Mixed up II

375.00

Who knows, that bit, that leftover, may come in handy again. A good feature not to throw something away too quickly. I have often managed to solve something because I had ‘kept something somewhere’. The downside is that it can sometimes get out of hand and the amount of leftovers is more or less reluctant. For example, I saved some undamaged parts of a chair that I literally slumped through. Composing a new frame from leftover frame pieces requires a drawing in which the depicted chair is also composed of parts of (eight) other chairs.

Mixed up

275.00

Who knows, that bit, that leftover, may come in handy again. A good feature not to throw something away too quickly. I have often managed to solve something because I had ‘kept something somewhere’. The downside is that it can sometimes get out of hand and the amount of leftovers is more or less reluctant. For example, I saved some undamaged parts of a chair that I literally slumped through. Composing a new frame, a leftovers-frame, from preserved frame pieces requires a drawing in which the depicted chair is also composed of parts of (four) other chairs.

Relations

525.00

Are we looking at a self-portrait here? Or is it a family member? From a previous generation possible? After all generation is also a form of relationship. Or is the relationship simply the front and back of this Pastoe chair designed by Cees Braakman?

Mixed zone

550.00

A chair in two frames or ….

Lie back

225.00

I already made Pinocchio pulling a long nose. Looking at the opponent, the surprise is no less. Who is lying?

Braakman’s gaze

275.00

One can see this as a kind of cartoon for on the wall: The making of the SB01 by Cees Braakman in the Pastoe factory in the 1960s. The four-panel work also unites earlier ideas such as one of the Portraits (sold), Pinocchio and Lie back and in that sense also tells another story.

Update

425.00

A meeting between Cees Braakman’s SB01 and an updated version of this model.

Looking back

285.00

The series of luxury cassettes for the book All in the family has found its youngest offshoot. Do not misunderstand the black area in your back, you will just give yourself a look.

Unlock II

825.00

A variation on Unlock that comes with the key, which should make the escape possible.

Paradigma-shift

625.00

Starting point was the backrest, which actually forms a kind of frame for this type of chair. Building on that thought, this is the result. A more or less complete reversal. A frame that frames and protects a drawing and above it an empty sheet of paper which is just as well protected by a drawn frame. Who protects this list here?

Stapelding

A real exhibition at school? This is now possible with Stapelding.
All drawings and watercolors with only chairs. That seems very boring, but nothing could be further from the truth when you come face to face with Stapelding.
Sometimes the chairs are the building blocks of a huge tower, at other times they are themselves or a playground. Sometimes they even take on animal or human features, they come to life.
After all, who hasn’t played with chairs?
And can a chair also lounge? And is that called a lounger?
Stapelding prepares a seat for the children, but also kicks it out. First, of course, we look at the exhibition and then we get to work with the class: we make a kind of mise en scène, we dance, play and of course draw.
The accompanying box contains all necessary materials. The manual and some presentations will be sent by email in advance.
Stapelding is a careful selection from the many pencil drawings and watercolors that artist Herman Kuypers has made over the course of more than thirty years.