RECAP: Art Rotterdam 2020 @ the Van Nelle Factory
The 21st edition of Art Rotterdam closed out the weekend at Van Nellefabriek, an iconic UNESCO Heritage Site standing alongside the Delfshavense Schie. Officially on view February 6–9, 2020, the main art fair in The Netherlands once again brought a strong selection of works by the artists represented by the galleries in the region.
The fair features galleries from Germany, Austria, the UK, Italy, and across Europe, with the majority being Dutch and Belgian. Aside from the main selection, the fair includes a projection room, Prospects & Concepts venue showing works by young, emerging talents supported by Mondriaan Fonds, as well as The Performance Show and Machine Painting Show by Mural Inc.
Some of our personal highlights include dark new pieces by the Canadian painter Kim Dorland @ Kers gallery; Steven Carpenter's flesh typography creations @ Everday gallery; Matthew Monahan stainless steel foil sculptures @ Galerie Fons Welters' Erosie, Ekta Ekta and Raymond Lemstra's pieces @ Mini Galerie; Evol's new work @ Un-Spaced; Nabeeha Mohamed's thick colorful oils @ Nuweland; B.D. Graft oil stick drawings and paintings @ Double V; Vojtech Kovarnik's monumental portraiture @ HERO gallery; Matthias Weischer and Louise Giovanelli new pieces @ Grimm Gallery; Felix De Clerq and Nel Aerts canvases @ Gallery Sofie Vand de Velde & Plus-One Gallery; Tenki Hiramatsu surreal abstractions @ Barbara Seiler; Quinten Inelaere's classical oil renderings @ Dauwens & Beernaert; Cathrin Hoffman's new figurative explorations @ Marian Cramer; or Koen Taselaar's sculptures, tapestry, and drawings @ Cokkie Snoei. In the Prospects & Concepts section, we've enjoyed the paintings by Ralf Kokke, big drawings by Paraskevi Frasiola and Koes Staassen, mini ramp exhibition by Tobias Lengkeek, and large scale mural piece by Madison Bycroft.