We’re excited to invite you to Koen Taselaar’s first solo show in The Hague. “Opinionated Aquarium” illustrates the diversity and width of Taselaar’s practice, which playfully embraces tapestry, sculpture, illustration and printed matter.
Page Not Found got first acquainted with Taselaar’s work through his publications “Dyslectic Melody” and “Myslectic Delody”. These risograph-printed editions combine fluorescent colors and kaleidoscopic arrangements of Taselaar’s drawings. These publications emerged during Taselaar’s stay in Seoul and were inspired by the artist’s inability to read and process the Hangul script. The artist translated these illegible characters into delightfully absurd scenes in the chaos of detailed line-work and abstract elements.
His publishing work equally functions as a co-actor and continuation to his ceramics, drawing or other visual output. His ideas seem to flow effortlessly into various forms and materials. Sometimes, they are literally woven into complex compositions, as in the case of his recent immersion into tapestry making. Page Not Found is delighted to invite you to discover Koen Taselaar’s playful visual cosmos.
Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986) graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy. His work has been recently exhibited in Centraal Museum Utrecht, and Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. He has been nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs (2015) as well as the NN-Award (2020). He is currently working on a commission for the Hermitage (Saint Petersburg, Russia).
The exhibition opens on Friday 11 at 18:00 and will close on Sunday 27 at 18:00. To make sure our visitors stay safe, booking a ticket is required to visit this exhibition. Tickets are for free. To get yours, please follow the link below, and select a date and a time slot. Thank you!
We kindly thank Stroom Den Haag and Mondriaan Fonds for supporting this exhibition.