Sat 18 August
**ZIC ZERP Galerie: Inside out: Bodies, Borders and Territories**
The human body is the main subject of the exhibition “Inside Out” in the ZIC ZERP GALLERY in Rotterdam. With existing and new work. Young artists RONALD BALL, PIM TOP and JOHAN VAN DIJKE investigate the difference between appearance and personality of a person.
Their photographs, films and paintings show what remains when the body rises beyond the subjectivity of the person itself.
THE ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK
PIM TOP (1982)
The photographic work in the series ‘Sculptures’ investigates the physicality. The artist tries to create a new ideal through iconic images. He tries to create the perfect image of a person both in composition and feeling.
PIM TOP is obsessed with the sociological relations of man and the life stages that people go through. In his work he tries to be part of it. He analyses / investigates the persons not the situations.
RONALD BAL (1984)
The films “Off-Chance” and “Zusammen “show performances in which Bal will look for physical, psychological and social boundaries. Also the photo-work “Hidden Borders”, covers this central topic. His work confronts the viewer with itself and examines the tolerance of society.
The work of RONALD BALL is about showing the gap / space in any form of interaction. He visualizes this via performances in personal and public spaces.
JOHAN VAN DIJKE (1978)
Spectacular works show a dark underground world. Broken figures focus on each other in dynamic poses that are both violent and loving or seem to be protective. They are the lonely residents in their own inhospitable landscape.
JOHAN VAN DIJKE explores themes such as the impermanence of memory and the boundaries and overlaps between body, mind and outside world. He creates a dual world in his paintings.