art club - michiel folkers
the characteristic white ballroom that is supperclub has been at the centre of amsterdam’s cultural scene for over centuries. and now in the 21st century, still anything can happen behind these walls. but these walls aren’t ordinary walls. they are covered with 260 degrees of visual projections that can take on any form, any shape and any image imaginable.
as of the 1st of september supperclub introduces Art Club, a virtual exhibition focussed on showcasing upcoming and established artists and their work through these visuals. the showcased artworks can vary from paintings, installations to graphics.
first up in the exhibition is painter and graffiti artist gieler. gieler, began experimenting with graffiti in amsterdam in the late 90’s. as he got older, graffiti evolved in street-art and he also started to experiment on canvas. the street influences can still be recognized and by using hand torn collected street posters, he is able to compose unique images on canvas captivating the viewer with the voice of the people and his own. blending urban elements in a highly intricate way, he creates compositions that differentiate him from his counterparts. since 2014 he has been diligently creating this body of work by replicating the captivating beauty of pop icons with his own style.
his collage works are always being provided with posters he collects from walls out of the streets; he has developed a technique of ”sustainable art" which gives a living and edgy character to his paintings. he also uses other old materials, like damaged brushes, blunt stanleyknives or other older and sometimes broken tools. since by working with these tools and materials the result is always more surprising and exciting.