Imagine that art is a playground, with all its elements thrown together like blocks in a block box. Every shape, form, design, color, material, texture, technique, and context are mixed and matched. They are bent, stretched, torn, reordered, stripped, and assembled until the blocks are no longer solid and it becomes unclear if they should be called blocks at all. ‍ Like the myths brought through migration, images can be blurred, cut up and sewn back together, each recital making them into something new. Can the canvas carry the weight of heritage or should it be held up by something stronger? Finding new forms and shapes in new techniques always provides more than one challenge. What is the end of a painting and the beginning of something sculptural? When does surface become object? ‍ To unravel one thread is to dismantle the whole. In IKAT the technique embodies its philosophy, as a vision of life interwoven into a structure that we all shape at once. A patchwork of amalgamated worldviews, traditions and perspectives incompatible but interlinked regardless. ‍ Imagine that the world is a playground and all of its equipment is as intriguing as when you were still a kid. Each design as fascinating as the next and each of them generating meaning in an entirely different way. Imagine then that everything is determined by what it is not. Without darkness no light, without containment no freedom, and without reflection no reality. Imagine that without contrast there is no balance. Without the warp there is no weft.
Nazif Lopulissa
16.07.1991 Nederland
Omstand, Arnhem (NL)
Sepia days, glasmuseum stipendium, Leerdam, (NL)
Warp and Weft, M Simons, Rotterdam (NL)
Curated by, M Simons, Rotterdam (NL)
Winner Frans de Wit prijs, Leiden, (NL)
Beelden in leiden, Leiden, (NL)
Mondrians fonds basis (NL)
Ekstasis, Stedelijk Schiedam, Schiedam (NL)
Winner, Wolfcampprijs, Hengelo, (NL)
Nominated Wolfcampprijs, Hengelo, (NL)
Nominated glasmuseum stipendium, Leerdam, (NL)
Street Special, tegenboschvanvreden, (NL)
Building bridges, INDEBT, Amsterdam (NL)
Brutus Summer of art, Wild Summer of Art - Part II, Brutus Rotterdam (NL)
Unfair Amsterdam, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (NL)
Art Rotterdam, M Simons, Rotterdam (NL)
Glashard, Stedelijk Schiedam, Schiedam (NL)
Club Terminus, Ostend (BE)
CODA Museum, Solo show Apeldoorn (NL)
4×4 Group show with Janine van One, Thomas Trum, Jaya Pelupessy Rotterdam (NL)
Moluks Historisch Museum, Duo with Jaya Pelupessy Den Haag (NL)
Patty Morgan, Solo show Amsterdam (NL)
Mondriaan Fund, Stipendium for Emerging Artists (NL)
Unfair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (NL)
Torch, influence the influencer group show. Amsterdam (NL)
Tent 20 years. TENT Rotterdam (NL)
WIGGLE WIGGLE. Stadstukken Rotterdam zuidplein, Rotterdam (NL)
080 CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
Sounds Very Eazy, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
MISCHKIN Print release.every pretzel is a pretzel. Amsterdam (NL)
Playgrounds Solo show (Kunsthal Light #18), De Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL)
Christie's Fundraiser Auction, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
Unfair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam (NL)
In4Art kickstART In4Art Project Space, Amsterdam (NL)
Beyond Thunder Dome, NEST, The Hague (NL)
Winner Henriwinkel man award
Round & Round, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)
Forever Young, Galerie de Ploegh, Amersfoort (NL)
Vincent op Vrijdag, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
TENT × TATE, Tate Modern, London (UK)
TENT × TATE, TENT, Rotterdam (NL)
Best of Graduates, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)