PULSE's Artist in Residence
PULSE Gallery Artist In Residence Geert-Jan Kuijpers presents his residency, “Asian Occasion” in two collections; Portraits, and Nude and Erotic works.
In portraits, he attempts to reveal what we conceal behind our masks, the dark side, the side that our surroundings do not see. This is reflected in the outcome: even though the portraits are looking directly at you, each portrait evokes a hidden world of emotions.
And in his nude and erotic works, he depicts exhibitionism and self-love. People who aren't afraid or embarrassed to show their true selves because there's no need to. After reading an article about an exhibition in the Netherlands where photos of nudity were displayed in a special separate room behind curtains, as well as some articles/discussions about the problems with nudity in art in general, he decided to respond by creating erotic works to encourage people to be proud of their body and sexuality, and that there is nothing wrong with nudity, (self) affection, porn, or intimacy.
“Asian Occasion continues our promotion of open discussions with your partner, lover or anonymous playmates and new friends. To keep our minds open and unlock our deepest desires and darkest fantasies. We can develop a strong connection with intimacy that will lead us to self and social acceptance, and true improvement” noted Dr. Deyn, Founder and CEO of PULSE Social Enterprise and ASS.
Asian Occasion works consist of drawings and paintings using various mixed techniques, acrylic, ink, chalk and sometimes oil paint.
Geert Jan Kuijpers
Geert Jan Kuijpers studied at Vogue Academy and Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. He gets his inspirations from daily life, film, theater, meetings and memories and photos he collects.
PULSE regularly hosts local and international artists for residencies, providing space and resources to support their artistic practice.
You're invited to the Exhibition Opening Party 3rd March at ASS Gallery (Art Space Silom) and PULSE Club Back Door, next door to PULSE Silom, 6pm till late.