The Jordaan is a wonderful district full of art, galleries, boutiques, shops and other hidden gems. Even though I have lived here my whole life, and always like to think I am familiar with all the in’s and out’s of the neighborhood, it keeps amazing me every time.
So, for the weekend I am looking forward to this exhibition which will open tonight! Cloud gallery, located on the Prinsengracht, presents a solo exhibition called: ‘Point of View’ by Vassilis Triantis. Cloud Gallery is a wonderful small exhibition space focussed on contemporary art. At Cloud they love showcasing young, upcoming and established artists.
Pictures by © Cloud Gallery & Juicelab.
In 2006, Juice Lab was created as part of the gallery. Juice Lab is a juice company that exclusively uses organic fruit and vegetables. Juice Lab grew quite fast, and opened a second location on the Haarlemmerdijk. Isn’t that just perfect? Amazing art, fresh juices and delicious coffee?
Well, about this exhibition: Triantis his exhibition is all about urbanisation and how it’s become a modern calamity. It is predicted that by 2050 about 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will be urbanised. I think we can all imagine the massive impact of this world wide urbanisation.
Pictures by © Vassilis Triantis.
With the series “Point of view” Triantis tries to answer one question; ‘how does this trend of urbanisation affect the way we perceive our environments? His work seems a perfect combination between colorful and quite peaceful, rural images in opposition to black and white, blurred, urban images.