according to the rules


recidency
solo exhibition 
witte rook
breda
2018

photography maylan van der grif
During a three month residency at Witte Rook Breda, I discovered the history of the building. The space operated as a school for the worst kids, they stayed behind bars, far away from society. By interviewing former teachers, finding pictures at the national archive of Breda, I showed an abstract view on this heavy history in shape and colour. Colour works as a domestic code that refers to this, and plays with its physical scale in relation to pictorial space, called reality.

This project can be seen as an action that has been performed according to certain rules. A site specific work where the underlying structures display a direct confrontation with the space itself.



define linie, 600x500x240cm, acrylics
        
define linie, detail, acrylics


stuck in between, sketch

i do not want to be here (outside view) 400x300x60 cm, acrylics, wood


i do not want to be here (inside view) 400x300x60 cm, acrylics, wood


i do not want to be here (inside view) 400x300x60 cm, acrylics, wood

demanding space, sketch

sit in line, 300x200cm, acrylics


Sit in line (detail), acrylics