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Folkert de Jong at James Cohan Gallery, New York

by Suzanne on March 30th, 2011

Halleluja by Folkert de Jong, styrofoam, adhesive, 2007 - click to enlarge

Dutch sculptor Folkert de Jong (previously featured here and here) is definitely keeping busy with solo shows of his foamy oeuvre and he has a new exhibition, Operation Harmony, opening on Friday at James Cohan's New York gallery.

From the press release:

"The artist has an unsettling ability to combine such period perfect details as lace neck ruffs from Vermeer’s Golden Age paintings, together with the dense blackness of the oozing “blood” and “charred” bodies that are spliced onto the sickly pink foam scaffold and the delicacy of the hand-carved teeth and eyes of the decapitated heads."


On show: Apr 1 - May 7, 2011

Address: James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York NY 10001, USA, tel: 212.714.9500, email: info@jamescohan.com

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

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Folkert de Jong at Brand New Gallery, Milan

by Suzanne on March 3rd, 2011

The Dance - Balthazar G (detail) by Folkert De Jong, styrofoam, pigmented polyurethane foam, artificial gemstones, 2008 - click to enlarge

Visionary candy nightmare fabricateur Folkert De Jong (previously featured here) will soon be showing his fantastic installations to the Milanese public in an exhibition that's due to open this Wednesday at Brand New Gallery (Christ, what a name!). Details below. Preview hopefully online soon.

On show: Mar 9 - Apr 30, 2011

Address: Brand New Gallery, via Farini 32, 20159 Milano, Italy, tel: +39-02-, email: info@brandnew-gallery.com

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 1 PM, 2.30 PM - 7 PM

Press release

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by suzanne_tumblr on March 21st, 2010

(via unnaturalist)

This is by the insanely twisted Folkert de Jong.

Please, oh please credit outstanding people for their outstanding work! 

Folkert de Jong at James Cohan, Shanghai, China

by Suzanne on November 14th, 2008

Double Happiness by Folkert de Jong, styrofoam, pigmented polyurethane foam, pearls, 2008

Folkert de Jong's Thousand Years Business As Usual opens at James Cohan Gallery in Shanghai tonight.

It has always deeply impressed me how de Jong can turn styrofoam into charismatic animals whose grotesqueness could easily compete with some of the creatures in Francisco de Goya's Caprichos.

Usual Business by Folkert de Jong, styrofoam, pigmented polyurethane foam, 2008

Opening reception: Tonight, Friday November 14, 2008

On show: November 14, 2008 - January 17, 2009

Opening times: Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun: 12 - 6 PM, Mon: by appointment

Address: James Cohan Gallery, 1/F Building 1, No.1 Lane, 170 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China, tel: (86)

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