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"Artflames: Adri A.C. de Fluiter"
2004-11-26 until 2004-12-17
In 1995 the artist moved into a newly built 280 square meter studio, located in the small business district of an also small village, Sleen, in the northern part of the Netherlands. This location is now the place where Adri A.C. de Fluiter is exhibiting the results of 10 year working in this studio. The artist will be showing drawings, paintings, sculpture and also slides about his site specific projects from all over the world.
Of course the latest works are also based on the idea of the table. The table is a most important piece of furniture where human interaction takes place. Sitting around it, eating, talking and dealing. But these tables are not stable, they are wobbly objects bearing the flames in different situations. This tables in the mind of the artist are symbolic for the human situation - unstable, vulnerable. Only the small flames are pointing at a more optimistic view. They are signs for energy, love. It has become a series called ‘Dishing’. For example ‘Dishing 1 be my guest’ or ‘Dishing 6 simply red’.
In connection with these objects there are paintings with titles like ‘Tableflame windy’ and ‘Dutch tiles’.
Interesting are also the unframed drawings. People may purchase these items which represent a kind of kitchen secret.
Visual artist Adri A.C. de Fluiter was born in Rhenen (the Netherlands) in 1940. At the start of world war two. At the start of his professional career, much of his work was influenced by this fact. He exhibited sack-like sculptures which reflected the human condition as a vulnerable subject in a unstable world. The material of the sacks (cotton, canvas etc.) was later used for what he called ‘wrapping sculpture’ and during the mid-nineties these cocoon-like forms became flame-like forms which are a representation of the inner life of the works. This ‘flames’ have a life of their own and subsequently these forms have appeared in several exhibitions around the world - from Europe, USA, Japan and Korea.