Exhibition ‘Parallel worlds’
The work of Peter van den Akker (Amsterdam, 1949) is about mutual communication, connection and the absence thereof.
During the various lockdowns, Van den Akker observed the empty city. He translated his feeling of the silence and the memory of a bustling environment in his paintings.
In his urban landscapes we see a network of empty streets with a silhouette here and there. They are people who have become shadows and are left behind on the canvas as lines. Van den Akker shows us the memory of the city. When looking at his floor plans it’s like walking through that memory. Van den Akker recent paintings are a unique time document in which the limitations of the lockdowns and at the same time the longing for togetherness can be felt.
In addition to recent paintings, Beeldend Gesproken also shows Van den Akker sculptures of human figures. His sculptures in steel and ceramics are somewhere between figuration and abstraction and are about his current theme: mutual relationships and communication.
Peter van den Akker lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Art Academy H.K.U in Utrecht. His work is in museum, private and corporate collections, and can be seen regularly in various solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad.
Opening – Saturday 21 May at 4 p.m.
Artist talk – Saturday 11 June at 3 p.m.
Finissage –Sunday 3 July at 3 p.m.