XYZ, March 30 – May 11, 2019

Sebastien Preschoux
For more than 10 years Sébastien PRESCHOUX has been exploring and experimenting the work of the line and optical games that it and its entanglements can offer to see.
During these years, this work has taken on several aspects, it began with an ink exploration on paper, seeking to create a perfect confusion between digital and human production, then, the paper support gave way to the wood support offering more generous dimensions, the painting replaced the ink leaving room for more intense and vivid colors, to finally let them express themselves in graceful and complex gradients.

Clélia Zida (1980)
French born artist based in Amsterdam since 2001. She graduated Cum Laude from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2005. In her paintings Clélia Zida revisits the wide and diverse language of abstraction, using the motto “form is content”. By employing mechanical gestures, repetitive structure, geometrical forms and constructivist abstraction in her composition process she conceptually refers in her works to 60’s abstract painting schools such as Hard-edge, opting for an abstraction of renunciation, like stated by Frank Stella” what you see is what you see”. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in the Netherlands and beyond.

Graphic Surgery = Erris Huigens & Gysbert Zijlstra
UK: Gysbert Zijlstra (1978) and Erris Huigens (1978) derive their inspiration from the industrial or urban landscape, in particular the strict functional character of steel structures, scaffolding and construction cranes. The temporary nature of these construction sites and the fact that they are not meant to be aesthetically beautiful fascinates them. The crane as the universal symbol of transforming cities, and the key element of Graphic Surgery’s visual vocabulary. NL: Gysbert Zijlstra (1978) en Erris Huigens (1978) halen hun inspiratie uit het industriële, stedelijke landschap, in het bijzonder het strict functionele karakter van stalen constructies, steigers en bouwkranen. De tijdelijke natuur van deze bouwplaatsen en het feit dat ze niet esthetisch bedoeld zijn fascineert hen. De kraan als universeel symbool van het transformeren van steden, en het belangrijkste element van de visuele vocabulaire van Graphic Surgery.

Jonathan Lamb is an Artist and Co-Founder of LK MNDD | Like Minded Productions. Jonathan resides in Denver, CO and travels all over the world to paint murals. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts emphasizing painting, design, and art history from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. In addition to painting murals, Jonathan’s mind is always imaging new concepts for his original works on canvas and wood. Jonathan has extensive experience working with both private and public art organizations.

Matthew Shlian
is an artist/designer Michigan. His work extends from drawings to large scale installations to collaborations with leading scientists at the University of Michigan. His work for the National Science Foundation explores paper folding structures on the macro level translated to the nano-scale. His client list includes Apple, Ghostly International, P&G, Facebook, Levi’s, Sesame Street and the Queen of Jordan.

The London Police
started in 1998 when Chaz & Bob headed to Amsterdam to rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of the drug capital of the world. The rest is history…  Chaz is responsible for the iconic LADS characters, Bob Gibson for the tight architectural and illustrative landscapes.

The Lost Object
Hyland Mather, a.k.a. The Lost Object, works with discarded and abandoned materials to create a kind of collaborative work with time and nature. He calls the products of this process ’lost objects’. Aesthetically, Mather is interested in shape, form, color, and composition. Almost all of what he makes at the moment is abstract and geometric, though several smaller series in his collection delve into text and illustration.

John Zoller
Not so much is known about  the artist John Zoller. This is what the brilliant artist says about himself: I am an artist based in Miami currently working on a new series entitled Celestial Mechanics. The painting in this collection is from this series.

Milan-born artist 2501 works in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, installation, sculpture, photography, and film. Embarked in a quest for blank spaces, 2501 experiments with lines, shapes and motion in free compositions that show strictness all the while breaking art codes. The reflection of the artist for this project began with the condition that characterizes our contemporaneity, always “on the brink of disaster” as it is articulated by fast, frenetic, fleeting times, which induce a constant mutation of our way of life. The artist indulges this condition by moving, exploring, experimenting new forms, materials, and ideas. The practice of nomadism implies a continuous wandering, briefly adapting to the places traveled before departing once again towards unknown lands. There are no spatial or temporal limitations, nor roadblocks or constraints: 2501’s production of images follows the geographical, but also mental and emotional, meandering of the artist.
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Mr. Penfold
Mr. Penfold has been formed by a number of influences from skateboard graphics to classical and formal abstraction, developing a distinctive and recognizable palette and formulating a set of conditions that he applies to his work. The strong linear elements in his paintings give them a signature sign, as they tell two sides of the story. Gracefully drawn outlines let the images melt together, and still, they manage to lift off the figures from the ground. His work has found its way to galleries and customers around the world.

Innovator of techniques Douglas Hoekzema, a.k.a. Hoxxoh is a Miami-based artist whose ever-evolving painting style emphasizes mark-making, color, and mechanized paint applicating instruments. Each piece represents a moment and a process, sometimes connected to a larger whole and sometimes standing alone. His use of hand-engineered mechanisms allows each new series to represent not only a new time in his life but also an entirely new technique of painting. Each new tool leaves its own mark and opens the door for new possibilities, allowing for nearly infinite flowing iterations. In a time where societal pressure is only a glance away at all times, Hoxxoh’s practice is an exercise in letting go and allowing the art to guide itself alongside him.

Born in Milan – class 1980 – and raised in Tuscany, Moneyless’ art is characterized by an investigation on the rawest elements of life and takes for granted a process of continuous evolution. He certainly owes his graphical mark to the street, where he was born as an artist and where he grounded his roots in the ’90s graffiti/writing scene. “I wanted to undress the letters from the alphabetical presence” he says – then Teo started focusing on the pureness of the shape, the pregnancy of geometry in the fundamentals of life, gradually taking distance from walls and lettering – “My efforts then dropped the symbolic meaning of the letter”.

Chinny Bond
Chinny Bond has since 2001 developed his work from his academic fine art background alongside his experience in street art. For the last 8 years he has also worked in the studio and in large scale murals as part of The London Police art team. In recent years he has focused his work on the production and study of abstract imagery related to the analysis and application of mathematical notions and concepts of natural science.

Mr. June
Mr. June is a Dutch artist who is invited by Chinny Bond to participate to the exhibition XYZ. Opening on 30 March. Over the last years, Mr.June has found his way to combine his love for typography, splashing colors and the addition of extra dimensions into his own recognizable style. His graffiti roots have evolved into a blend of abstract shapes and forms that can be found on walls, canvas and a multitude of other surfaces. After a study of natures Fibonacci series, Mr.June discovered a shape that stands for the complexity in one simple shape. The hexagon, a polygon with six edges and six vertices is one of the dominant geometric configurations in the microscopic realm of both organic and inorganic chemistry.

Ben Eine
The prolific London street artist Ben Eine (1970), is best known for his series of spray-painted letter murals on storefront shutters along London’s Middlesex Street…. “Geometry is important to me, I arrange letters in compositions to create new words and patterns that require engagement from the viewer to often pause reconstruct the words they’re familiar with. EINE shot to international fame when Prime Minister David Cameron presented one of his works to President Obama as a gift on their first official state visit, and his subsequent San Francisco solo show sold out prior to opening. Ben was also included in the biggest exhibition of street art to date “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles.