Hans Christian van Nijkerk (32) promises to deliver the best art possible, smashing the competition as art afficionados mobilise and flock to Galleri Blunk this autumn.
- In this exhibition I'm showing off some fantastic art and that's the most important thing, to show the audience something good, something that'll have them coming back for more. I hope we can create something wonderful together.
From 26 - 28 september, the artist will be exhibiting at Galleri Blunk. Hans Christian is of the opinion that he needs to concentrate on delivering the goods in every exhibition he takes part in. The reward he seeks? Well, a work stipend would be nice. (ELLER: Hans Christian feels that if he concentrates on delivering the goods, his reward will come, in the form of a work stipend)
- My payment for a convincing exhibition will be largely symbolic at this point. I have to keep on delivering, that'll give me the best shot at scoring those stipends and project support payouts.
However, this up and coming artist isn't all about self glorification
- Hey, I edited my works with an old version of Adobe Premiere and filmed with a borrowed camera before I got my first grant... I don't know, I guess I'm just good at making do with what I've got, he says, smiling.
- This is just one more entry for the CV, one more in the long list of entries I'm going to have to fight for in the future. I'm not going to rest on my laurels, I'll be keeping a low profile and working hard like always, he concludes.
Hans Christian van Nijkerk (b.1982, Amsterdam NL) is a Norwegian/Dutch artist, performer and musician living and working in Bergen. He has a studio at BLOKK.
Some highlights from van Nijkerk's artistic career:
Group exhibition «Melancholy Lover of a Vanished Space» at Silverlens Gallery Singapore (2013), group exhibition «As Time Goes By» at Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (2011), concerts at Melbu Elektronika Festival (2012), Phonofestivalen (2008+2010), Ole Bull Scene m/ Bergen Impro Laug (2007), NM-finalist i poesislam in Oslo (2011), the performance "HomeMade" during Vårscenefest in Tromsø (2013) and "Never Give Up" with choreographer and dancer Kristine Nilsen Oma during Vårslepp at Dansens Hus in Oslo (2011).
Friday 26. Sep 20:00
Saturday 27. Sep 12:00-16:00
Sunday 28. Sep 12:00-16:00