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Hier gebeurt niets!

Hier gebeurt niets!, 2021 - Lily van der Stokker

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Hier gebeurt niets!, 2021

Lily van der Stokker  

Mixed Media
67 x 40 x 9 cm / 26.38 x 15.75 x 3.54 inch
Edition of 6 copies, signed and numbered by the artist on certificate

  • Medium: Lasercut and folded Dibond 
  • This edition comes with a copy of Lily van der Stokker 's latest retrospective publication Friendly Good
  • Pick up at / ships from Brussels (BE)

about this work

Although Lily van der Stokker is primarily known for her drawings and wall paintings, she also makes sculptural work - such as the large colorful volumes that regularly appear in exhibition contexts, or her giant Celestial Teapot that has been standing in Utrecht's public space since 2013. For artlead, Lily van der Stokker made her first sculptural edition. With this  poppy wall-sign she tells us in her typical style that nothing happens here.

about Lily van der Stokker

Since the 1990s, Lily van der Stokker has been internationally known for her playful drawings and murals in bright colours. Van der Stokker's cheerful drawings are made in bright or pastel colours. She often draws motifs such as flowers, curls and clouds. Van der Stokker combines these shapes with words or sentences that are very recognisable. Because of this combination of sweetly coloured shapes and short pieces of text, her works of art seem very easy and accessible. But that is only an illusion. In her own words, she makes 'difficult art that looks easy'.

 In terms of form, Van der Stokker, with her colourful flower and cloud decorations, is indebted to Pop Art. And through the use of text in her works, her practice is strongly rooted in the tradition of the conceptual art of the 1970s by, for example, Joseph Kosuth, or Lawrence Weiner. In a similar way, the text speaks directly to the viewer, but Van der Stokker asks very different questions than her (male) art historian predecessors.

Lily van der Stokker ran a gallery in New York in the 1980s and broke through internationally in the 1990s with exhibitions in Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Villa Arson, Nice, among others. In recent years, she has had solo exhibitions at Tate St. Ives; New Museum, New York; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Migros Museum, Zurich; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Liliy Van der Stokker is represented by the following galleries; 
click through to discover more of her work:

Air de Paris, Paris

Galerie Van Gelder, Amsterdam

The Cabinet Gallery, London

Kaufman Repetto, Milan & New York



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