Galerie Gilla Lörcher is delighted to present the first solo show of Dutch artist Ties Ten Bosch in Berlin.
Cool Calm Collected can be seen both as a method of working by artist Ties Ten Bosch, as well as the outcome of the processes that he is going through while making his work.
Out of the chaos of his daily practice as an artist, Ties subtracts elements that reflect on his own position as an artist and the state of the arts in general. He literally collects and then filters his material in order to make them into calm and serene images, although the notion of the disturbance of the previous chaos is still present.
In Cool Calm Collected Ties is showing a new series of works that reflect directly on the white wall of the art institute. He shows us how these walls separate the art from the outside world and how the artist deals with that. The works investigate the struggle between making art that stands in the middle of society and at the mean time tries to filter out the irrelevant. Ties literally asks himself and the viewer how the white walls are created and how they function. He shows us how white the white walls actually are.
Ties Ten Bosch, born in ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL), lives and works in Berlin. From 1989-1996 the artist studied at the Rodenborch college Rosmalen (HAVO/VWO), from 1996-2000 at the TU Delft and from 2001-2005 at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2010 Ties Ten Bosch was awarded the Fonds BKVB artists residence Douala, Cameroon, and in 2011 the O&O fund, CBK Rotterdam. His works have been shown in galleries and project spaces: Douala, Cameroun (CAM); Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (D); KWC, Rotterdam (NL); WEI, Eindhoven (NL); Project space Lage Egal, Berlin (D); Gallery Hommes, Rotterdam (NL), Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam (NL) and Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin (D).