September 24, 2012

Ties Ten Bosh: I don’t quit my daytime job

posted in exhibitions

22 September – 7 October 2012

Opening: Saturday 22nd September 2012

Rotterdam based artist Ties Ten Bosch (1977), works with different kind of mediums to give a shape for his ideas. Within his practice he often lets himself to be inspired through different freelance job’s, which help him to sustain his life as an artist. For the series of works titled Composition in Black, Red and Blue, Ten Bosch used the paper that was covering the floors at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, during his installment of Angela Bulloch’s solo exhibition ‘Short Big Drama’ which opened last spring. In the leftovers of stickers that while falling down on the Witte de With’s floor started to form by chance many surprising compositions, Ten Bosh recognised a potential for his new work.

Ever since Ten Bosh has appropriated these sheets, he then went searching for particular forms. Yet cut out by him pieces are being conscientiously frame now, and hang on the gallery walls at Upominki. Within this particular gesture Ten Bosh literally takes the byproduct of his labour into the realm of his ‘real’ daytime job, thus making art.

As a part of the exhibition – to create more space for his work – Ties Ten Bosh is building a movable wall that will divide one of the two rooms at Upominki. After the exhibition this wall will be donated to Upominki as another functional gift for the space.

Ties Ten Bosch earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2005. Through interventions and collaborative projects, in his work he explores the interactions of people within their environments.


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