Lost & Found

Lin de Mol

Lin de Mol is a multi media artist that works with photography, sculpture and installations. She is an eclectic artist by nature, yet all of her work is essentially sculptural. Even her photography can be seen as the registration of etherial and temporary sculptures. Since 2019, light installations in the public space have become an integral part of her practice. This growing body of work has since been exhibited in light festivals in Sweden, Finland and The Netherlands.

The high contrast of these bright white objects create an intense experience in the urban environment that plays out between the high notes of our existence: Between life and death, commenting on the loneliness and vulnerability of the modern human.

Each of these carefully placed objects raise questions and evoke a meditation on the current situation of our world today. For instance how do we deal with our own powerlessness with a war raging next door in Ukraine? The increasing migration induced by war and climate change also threatens our own individual freedom that we have come to see as default. As things stand, humanity is being forced out of its comfort zone, and in the journey ahead, we have to ask ourselves: What do we take with us and what should we leave behind? Shaping these questions into art does not answer them, but we can come together in the experience the object has to offer, and in doing so, increase our capacity for compassion.

Lin de Mol studied sculpture and film/video at the Rietveld Academy and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She later attended additional studies in film- and computer technique in Dublin and the United States.
Her work covers a wide range of media; from video installations to projects in public space, photography, sculptures, short films, drawings and short stories. Her video-works and short films are distributed by the International Institute for Media Art LIMA (all works on view in the media library) and have been shown at international festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.
She has exhibited internationally since 1996 and her work is part of collections in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and Sweden.
Since 2014 she lives and works in Sweden, where she organises the yearly light festival Arvika Ljus! that takes place every fall in the town of Arvika in Värmland.

Artificial Truth

Merijn Bolink

“In every new work of mine, I am looking for opportunities
to create something outside of nature.
Better than nature.”
Merijn Bolink

Merijn Bolink (Dutch, 1967), who lives and works in Amsterdam, is a poet, alchemist and IT specialist all in one. He is a master creator who loves to bring old techniques to life and manipulate natural growth and mental processes through the use of artificial intelligence. Since the 1990s, Bolink has become a specialized creator of hybrid objects: crossovers between nature and virtual reality. As a result, he removes the boundaries between natural and artificial (manipulated) reality, thus breaking with our conditioned way of thinking and looking at things. In his work, Bolink seems to emphasize the ability of nature to create new growth processes and meanings. Bolink: “I wonder how much time it will take for a computer to think just like us human beings, or to be even more clever? That would definitely be the end of nature.”

Bolink was the 1997 winner of the Charlotte Köhler Prijs Beeldende Kunst; had his first solo show at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, in 1992; and studied at the Academie voor Kunst en Industrie (AKI) in Enschede, The Netherlands, from 1987 to 1992. He has had exhibitions in the Groninger Museum, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and the Cobra Museum Amstelveen. His work is included in a number of prestigious public and corporate collections, including those of AkzoNobel and the Rabobank

Artificial Truth – 2023, ed 1/5 EUR 1000,-, ed 2/5 EUR 1100,-, ed 3/5 EUR 1200,-, ed 4/5 EUR 1300, ed 5/5 EUR 1400,-