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Van Rijn regards the image space of his often large scale and overwrought images as a metaphorical and fictional space that simultaneously positions itself within, beyond, aside and in front of everyday reality. Its content is fuelled by the ever recurring discussion on the end of art and the death of painting in particular, which is taken as a metaphor for today's cultural and moral state of affairs.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Work 2014


Theory of Practice: Blackeggworship
(Imbolc 2014)

Work 2014

Work 2014

Theory of colour

Friday, July 12, 2013

Work 2013

MAR, 'Keep it Playful'

Lubok 11
Artists' publication. 
Co-edited with Karin de Jong and Christoph Ruckhäberle.
Lubok 11 was produced in co-operation  with Lubok Verlag from Leipzig, Germany. The editions of Lubok are significant in the way that they are almost all produced in linocut. Every edition therefor scents an overwhelming aroma of printing ink and radiates intense love for craft.

The lino’s are made by international artists and printed on a letterpress, which allows for larger editions. The name Lubok refers to cheap russian folk art. Lubok aims to make high quality printed art available for a reasonable price, which fits to PrintRoom’s mission to disclose the versatile world of artists’ publications for the wider audience.

In 2012 PrintRoom made an exhibition of all Lubok’s editions so far. On the occasion it was decided to make this joint publication. Lubok 11 contains over 90 linocuts of 12 international artists: 
Damien Deroubaix, Marcel van Eeden, Sebastian Gögel, Irene Hanenbergh, Thomas Moecker, Olivia Plender, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Marcel Ruijters, Ewoud van Rijn, Jasper Sebastian Stürup, Koen Taselaar, James Whitman.

A large selection of Lubok 11 pages will be exhibited at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from June 8 trough September 1 2013.

Lubok 11 cover and contribution 'Death in Denial' by E. van Rijn

Lubok 11 presentation @ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

The Archaic Revival Review
PrintRoom publication # 11
Co-edited with Dani Tull

The Archaic Revival Review is Printroom’s publication #11. Contributions of over 20 Californian artists and two texts respond to the singular psychedelic ideas of Terence McKenna, the etnobotanist who, together with his brother Dennis, discovered the cultivation of the Psilocybin mushrooms, known in Holland as ‘Paddos’. In many publications and lectures McKenna philosophied on the social cultural implications of his discovery and thus became an inspiration for the 1980’s rave culture. The title refers to his 1992 book: The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History. In this book McKenna speculates on the idea that in prehistoric time human consciousness was accelerated by the use of mindexpanding mushrooms. Today McKenna is being rediscovered by a new generation of artists with a spiritual bend.

The Archaic Revival Review is produced in 2 colours on PrintRoom's own Risograph (colour-stencil) printers, which produce a type of printing that holds the middle between silkscreen- and copyprints.

On June 7 ‘The Archaic Revival Revival’, an exhibition with work of the same artists, opens at Zic Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam. The show is curated by artist Dani Tull, who also co-edited the publication with PrintRoom’s Ewoud van Rijn.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Work 2012

Shredded Halo
Markers on Paper, 120 x 170 cm., 2012

Silkscreen print, 29,7 x 21 cm., ed.10, 2012

Rag Rings
Edding markers-paper, 120 x 170, 2012

Rag A
Ink-paper, 110 x 110, 2012

Rag Euro
Ink-paper, 110 x 110, 2012

Rag alphabet lithographs
For future  textpieces i am  developing a whole alphabet in lithographs at the grafische werkplaats in The Hague, NL
Lithograph printed on 250 gms. BFK Rives Arches, 2012

PrintRoom@Liste Basel 2012

Rag Euro and Fungod@studiopresentation 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Exhibitions, Projects 2012
Contemporary Surrealist Drawings from the collection of the Boijmans van Beuningen museum, Rotterdam, NL (curated by Sjarel Ex)
Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France 
March 1 - April 13, 2012


The Tapeworm # 38
With special Pooman design for the cover titled:
 'The tapewyrm will drive out any stuck up turd with fragrant sounds!'. 
On the tape music by Achim Mohné. Titled 'And it could have been dead...'
To be ordered at www.tapeworm.org.uk

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Exhibitions/Projects 2011

Zwaan kleef aan (curated by Moritz Ebinger)

Rag X 
Mural - Ink
Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL


Liefde in de Kunst (curated by Bianca Runge)
collaboration with PrintRoom/Karin de Jong
Risograph print (10 x 15 cm.)
P.art of your Life, Zwolle, NL


Geest van het Huis/The houses' spirit
Group exhibition at Lisa Couwenbergh's studio


Phoebus gallery



curated by Tony Garifalakis
6 May to 11 June 2011
Opens 6pm Friday 6th May
Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art
Darwin, Australia