This year Van Zijll Langhout / Contemporary Art will proudly open the cultural season with the exhibition “Ruff Draft” of Fraser Stewart and Marcel van den Berg. Fraser Stewart and Marcel van den Berg are both alumni of the Rijksakademie. They met each other at the Rijksakademie in 2015. In addition to their own career they started doing projects together.
They built up an installation with a mix of sculptures, objects, paintings and video’s in the gallery and in the old, empty raw warehouse next to the gallery.
Fraser Stewart (1986) works with a wide variety of materials, from printing techniques to sculpture and installations to video. He shows new ceramic work, made during his residency at the European Ceramic Work Center in Oisterwijk, Brabant. Stewart combines the classic genre of the bust with ceramic objects that act as a mask that protects and makes anonymous. Fraser Stewart’s work is supported by the AFK. fraserstewart.com
Marcel van den Berg (1978) paints with physical, raw energy and is guided by association, intuition and coincidence. His paintings, collages, screen prints and sculptures are strongly influenced by black music culture, graffiti and the streetscape? of the Amsterdam suburb of the Bijlmer, where he has his studio. Van den Berg has recently expanded his strictly black and white palette with the color scheme of the Rastafari and Pan-African Movement: respectively red, gold/yellow, green and red, black, green. Marcel van den Berg’s work has been supported by the Mondriaan Fund.