Lennart Lahuis and Alexandre Lavet share a strong interest in the fleeting and disposable nature of images and representation. In order to delay the direct access to visual information their works constantly seem to hover on the verge of ephemerality, even disappearance or absence. Their joint presentation engages the viewer to question the fragility of the information we consume. Lahuis thereto employs unusual techniques such as water on concrete and frottage on denim. Lavet deploys subtle sculptural interventions in what at first sight appear to be empty spaces.
Lennart Lahuis received his BFA from Artez in Zwolle, after which he was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Constant Escapement’ at Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, ‘Land Slides’ at Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, ‘Dead Seconds’ with Willem Oorebeek at Shanaynay, Paris. Recent group exhibitions include ‘On Paper’ at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, ‘Burn it!’ at Krefelder Kunstverein, and ‘Slow Works’ at Sydney Project Space, Sydney. In 2015 Lahuis won the Royal Prize for Contemporary Painting. His work is held in private and public collections, including the Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, AMC collection and ING collection.
Alexandre Lavet received both his BFA and MFA from the École Supérieure d’Art in Clermont-Ferrand. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Everyday, I don’t’ at CAC Passerelle in Brest, France, ’Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Look to tomorrow. Rest this afternoon’ at Deborah Bowmann in Brussels, ‘I would prefer not to’ at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Vision’ at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ‘Run Run Run’ at Villa Arson in Nice, ‘(In)territories/rituals’ at TARS Gallery in Bangkok and ‘The Context’ at Museum Flehite in Amersfoort, Netherlands. His work is held in private and public collections, including the Lisser Art Museum in The Netherlands.