FEATURED ARTIST Drawing deCentered invites artist and curators for our quarterly Featured Artist
In 2016, six professional Irish artists, whose practice is rooted in drawing, first met at a peer critique event, organised by Visual Artists Ireland and chaired by Arno Kramer. Arno is a renowned visual artist, curator and founder of Drawing Centre Diepenheim in The Netherlands, who champions contemporary drawing in all its diversity. One of the many outcomes of this serendipitous encounter was the establishment of our drawing-focused platform, ‘Drawing de-Centred’ (DdC). So it is fitting that Arno Kramer is our first Featured Artist. Arno is a renowned artist predominantly engages in making drawings and drawing-installations and is currently curating an international exhibition Beyond Drawing with three Dutch artists Marleen Kappe, Romy Muijrers, Marisa Rappard and three DdC members, Felicity Clear, Kiera O’Toole and Mary-Ruth Walsh.
In 2017, Arno exhibited with fellow Dutch artist Henk Vish in The Model, Sligo . The exhibition, High Winds Move Slowly, was curated and toured by the Museum De Buitenplaats in the Netherlands and marked the first time that these two artists have been brought together in one exhibition. DdC member Kiera O’Toole was invited by The Model to select works from The Niland Collection, which resonate with her own artistic interests. O’Toole considered the work of Arno Kramer. Beyond Drawing 2020 March_ Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina Ierland/Ireland July_ Uillinn West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland/Ierland For further information about Arno: www.arno-kramer.nl
High Winds Move Slowly, 2017, Arno Kramer and Henk Vish, The Model curated and toured by the Museum De Buitenplaats, Netherlands.
Arno Kramer Besides the artistry Kramer writes about visual arts. He published, for example, seven poems and a novel. From his last Dutch poetry edition, in 2017, a translation translated from Salmon Poetry Ireland. In addition, he has taught as a guest lecturer at the Academy of Arts and Industry (AKI) in Enschede, and in countries such as England, Scotland and the United States. Since 1995, Kramer has been living in Ireland annually to work on remote locations for new drawings. In Ireland he exhibited in many museums, lectured and lectured and organized Into Irish Drawing. An exhibition also seen in Paris, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands. Arno Kramer designed the Drawing Center Diepenheim, where he is a curator from 2008. With All About Drawing, which he started and performed with Diana Wind, he put 50 years of Dutch drawings on the map. Henk Visch Henk Visch followed a curriculum from 1968 to 1972 at the Academy of Arts and Design St. Joost in 's-Hertogenbosch. After his studies, he initially made drawings and etching. In 1982, Visch spent a year in Atelier PS I in New York, where he became known for his figurative sculptures. From 1984, the artist has taught at the Amsterdam Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. The work of Henk Visch is located in many major national and international museum collections. Visch has also exhibited at international exhibitions, such as the Documenta in Kassel and the Venice Biennale. In addition, the artist has recently been asked to be the Dutch representative at the Kathmandu Biënnale.
Above text taken from Green on Red Gallery: https://www.greenonredgallery.com/update-news/2018/11/26/arno-kramer-at-the-model-sligo-and-ballina-arts-centre
Left - Right: Arno Kramer, Kiera O’Toole, Drawing from the Non-Place I, 2.34mins
Arno Kramer. The Model, Home of the Niland, 2017
DdC member Kiera O’Toole was invited by The Model to select works from The Niland Collection, which resonate with her own artistic interests. O’Toole considered the work of Arno Kramer.