Alex Jacobs and Ellemieke Schoenmaker
Exhibition & Residency:
March 1 – June 30, 2014
V&B (Alex Jacobs and Ellemieke Schoenmaker), an artist duo that was founded in 2007 in the city of Los Angeles. Through the recurring use of ironic self portrayal in their paintings, sculptures and installations, they stir up a commentary on the (art)world. Their work combines historic references with elements borrowed from the media and popular culture. Both impulsive inspiration and a critical interest reveal surprising combinations that invite the viewer to search for commonly missed relations.
V&B have won the Royal painting Prize in 2008 and were recently winners of The New Rembrandt, a Dutch television show searching for talent. They have done solo and group exhibitions at Het Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, GrimMuseum Berlijn, TENT. Rotterdam, Galerie10 Utrecht, Mark Moore Gallery Los Angeles, ArtAmsterdam, Actionfields Brussel, ArtFair Cologne, Art Athina Athens, Museum Hilversum, Jaap Sleper Galerie, KERS gallery Amsterdam, The Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago and KNIPSU Bergen.
KCET Artbound: V&B: Masterpieces Made Easy by Anne Seidman and Anuradha Vikram