March 14, 2007 - Museum Het Domein - Wouter van Riessen: Double
March 14, 2007

Wouter van Riessen: Double

Wouter van Riessen, Self Portrait, 2007. Lambda print on aluminium, 33x25cm. Courtesy gallery De Praktijk, Amsterdam

Wouter van Riessen:

Painting, drawings, prints and photography
From 24 March to 29 April 2007

Tuesday Sunday 11.00 am 5.00 pm
Opening Friday March 23, 2007, 17.00h.
at the same time:

Retrospective, Jacques Dieteren: paintings
Le sacre Du Printemps, Jasper de Beijer, photography

Museum Het Domein Sittard
Kapittelstraat 6
6131 ER Sittard
T 31 (0)46 4513460
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The T-time (discussion session) on the occasion of the Wouter van Riessen exhibition will be held on Sunday April 22, 2007 . 12.30 am 2.00 pm, live music by Wouter van Riessen.
Museum Het Domein will be hosting the exhibition Double by Dutch artist Wouter Van Riessen (1967 Bloemendaal). The title Double refers to Van Riessens practice of frequently portraying himself in the company of dolls, or layering meaning into his self portraits by other means. Van Riessens self portraits – paintings and screen prints – are typified by black contours and vivid colours which lends them a vivid, graphic appearance. His pencil drawings exhibit a more expressive line.

The oeuvre of Wouter van Riessen is constructed around images of the artist himself. Highly stylised, these self portraits both deconstruct and reduce the subject, with which the artist objectifies his own portrait and investigates ideas of identification and subjectivity. Van Riessen exposes his work to the projected memories and associations of the viewer, eliciting the human longing for interaction.

As Van Riessens oeuvre progressed, mirrorings and duplications started to appear. The artist introduced dolls to investigate the phenomenon of projection is a drawing of a doll any different to a drawing of a human being? The artist gradually developed an increasing interest in the visual reflection of layered emotions, using dolls to articulate internal conflict.

Van Riessen studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Arnhem and at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His work is represented in various museum collections and he has exhibited his work widely both in the Netherlands and internationally.

To mark the exhibition, Roma publications are publishing the book Full Grown Man with an essay by Lene ter Haar, curator at Het Domein. Wouter Van Riessen will also be making a new mural in the T-zone at Het Domein. Also a musician/songwriter, Van Riessen has explores the themes addressed in his visual work in songs, and will be giving a live performance in T-Time on Sunday 22 April. For more information and visual material, please visit the press room on the museums site: . Or contact Karin Adams or Lene ter Haar on 046 – 451 34 60;

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