Size: 35.43"W x 23.62"H x 1.18"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Dye Sublimation print on aluminium . Ready to hang.
Delivered with certification of authenticity. 'Amsterdam view Opus 555’ is part of Geert Lemmers’ mystical works. It is influenced by contemporary archaeology motives, focusing on the recent history and closely related to the anthropology and material culture studies especially the found motifs as crop circles, where the presence of extraterrestrial beings are to be affiliated . Geert defines his work as being deeply inspired by his own experience.
My name is Geert Lemmers. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. I am very proud to be awarded with the International Award Francisco Goya. I will be awarded on May 6th, 2017 at the “Mirrors room” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu - BARCELONA (the award ceremony will take place at 12 am), to the presence of collectors, journalists, politicians and art lovers. Born in the Netherlands, Geert Lemmers studied photography and photographic Art and worked as a freelancer before focusing on his artistic career in 2008, winning the same year the professional art-prize in his region.In his work, Philosophy and Art creation are often closely intertwined, as all his projects start with a philosophical research. An unreal world. Philosophy and “making art” are in the artwork of Geert Lemmers two units of the same kind. That is why all his projects start with a philosophical analyse, in reading and thinking. Particularly he is interested in our unknown world, the world that is strange or sometimes weird to us. His works show us more often this unknown, weird world in theatrical situations we never see in our “real” life. His works are sort of visual analysis of his thoughts about an other and (maybe) better world. It shows this unknown world as a mindset of what “could be” . As a matter of fact, and that’s a shortcoming item, we only can think or act from out of our own cultural luggage we are familiar with. Similarly these facts count for an artist too and that’s his or her limitation. That’s why Geert tries to bring the different cultures together and mixes them in his work. In almost all of his works we find the man, woman or child, because only from out his or her immediate environment and experience we can think or act. It is difficult for us to understand the position of other cultural thoughts and positions that’s why we struggle with the integration of dissenters. Geert says "The world of people is about men and women behind often beautiful looking facades in the middle of the chaotic universe we live in. I research the raw site of our lives represented as fairytales in a wonderland as a enlargement of our life. Enlarged characters in chaos, beauty, and imperfection. In every new project I vary on this basic - entities”.