La conquête de l’espace,la chute des feuilles, les neiges éternelles, l’avancée des déserts, la puce électronique.


27/05 – 08/07/2017
Opening Sat. 27/05 17-19h



Anne-Lise Coste, Blue nude women, 2017, Oilstick on wood, 45 x 30 cm

For her solo exhibition at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Anne-Lise Coste will show a selection from recent series of paintings, oil pastels and drawings.

In the fuck series, a collection of black and white spray paintings, Coste reduced her critical words into small canvases. By using extremely forward messages with no ambiguity – just a clear no! – is she literally reproducing the revolt parole as heard in current demonstrations around the world.

In contrast to the black and white paintings, Coste will show a series of oil pastels, The Blue Nude Women. Looking at a colourful box of oil pastels reminded Coste of a more joyful world, a beautiful world in which she is not “eaten by the ugliness of the people in position of big power and the nastiness of thoughts you can find everywhere in the world as soon as there is a human hierarchy established and a normality stated”.

A selection of Pussy Drawings will be on show as well. These drawings were made during the time Coste lived in New York and are part of her recent publication “Pussy Drawing Riot” (Nieves, Zurich, 2016). Her drawings and texts have the immediacy of graffiti, and allow her to express subjective moods mixed with political criticism and literary sentences. As stated by Coste: “This zine is an homage to my pussy, all my girlfriends’ pussies, all the pussies of this planet and art history.”

Anne-Lise Coste was born near Marseille, France, in 1973. She studied in Marseille and in Zurich, Switzerland, after which she was based in New York, and now lives in Orthoux (South of France). Recent exhibitions include: Helmhaus Zurich, CH (2017); Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, NL (2013); Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Santander, ES (2013); Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn, DE (2013); Fundacio Caixa Madrid, ES (2013); Esslinger Kunstverein, Esslingen, DE (2012) and had several exhibitions at: Halsey McKay, New York, US; Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam, NL; NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, ES, Lullin Ferrari, Zurich, CH; Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, DE. Current exhibitions: Helmhaus Zurich, CH (05/05-25/06/17); Kurhaus Kleve, DE (20/05-10/09/17)





22/06 – 08/07/2017 | Opening Thu 22/06 19 – 21h

Vicente Mollestad

Vicente Mollestad, (yet to be titled), 2017, oil stick, oil and spray paint on pvc, variable dimensions

Vicente Mollestad’s practice negotiates an intuitive expressiveness and a analytical reflection as part of the same process of research. His background and identity informs a search for a position outside and the elsewhere of the status quo, relating to forms obscurity and disconnection. The subject matter introduced through the work tends to belong to the realm of extremes, concerned with the relationship between political aspects and poetical ones.

Recent work departs from the concept of unconquerable wilderness extracted from the trope of Italian cannibal-films from the 70’s and 80’s, looking at topography and representation of landscape in relation to painting as well as the clutter and complexity surrounding it’s transformation bound to context.

Vicente Mollestad Born in La Paz, Bolivia, 1987. Raised in Norway. Currently lives and works in Amsterdam (NL) . Mollestad studied at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, did an exchange program at the Korea National University of Arts, and is currently completing his MFA at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.

more info | artist website

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