Johan De Wilde. Akerselva-Oslo 2004-2011. Het balanseer.

Posted in books, photography on August 9th, 2012
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Akerselva-Oslo 2004-2011  by Johan De Wilde.

Between 2004 and 2011 Johan De Wilde went for brisk walks along the River Akerselva, which divides the city of Oslo into two parts, east and west. He kept a photographic record of four of those walks, collected together in Akerselva-Oslo 2004-2011. The artist creates an abstraction, a suggestion, a series of images that glides past in time and space, peopled by abandoned objects, chance passers-by who give the impression of being part of a story only to step out of it in the next picture. He accepts threat, mental and physical obstacles and minuscule events in a bid to evoke that curious feeling which is so closely linked in its interpretation to life as it happens.

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Hands of Time. Johan De Wilde. MER. Paper Kunsthalle.

Posted in art, distribution, drawing on May 12th, 2012
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Hands of Time. Johan De Wilde. MER. Paper Kunsthalle.

For many years now, Johan De Wilde’s work has been praised for its meticulous drawing style. The many solemnly applied layers that compose the works also hide in their folds, ever shrinking never to vanish, the Great Irony of our existence and its languages. This first monography presents over 500 drawings, prints and collages from the early nineties to today, concluding with the epic series Hands of Time. The book includes an essay by Hans Theys. A must for those acquainted with De Wilde’s works and a perfect introduction for all others.

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