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Onomatopee 57: New Scenes
Esther Tielemans

Onomatopee 57: New Scenes, Esther Tielemans

Onomatopee 57: New Scenes, Esther TielemansOnomatopee 57: New Scenes
Esther Tielemans
English, Dutch

Text by Saskia van de Wiel and Freek Lomme.


Edition of 1200
90 pages
225 x 285 mm
ISBN 9789078454618


This photobook is an ancillary publication to Esther Tielemans’ solo exhibition New Scenes at the Museum van Bommel van Dam. Tielemans presents painted panels as decor: full of colour, hanging on the wall, lying on the floor or hanging free in space. Together this decor forms an abstract landscape through which the viewer can walk. She draws attention to the visual quality of concentration, sensation, relations, attraction and repulsion – as if played out on the world as a stage in front of her. Where strength and sensation often compete for attention in our visual culture, Tielemans unifies their voices. Through painterly techniques, she stalls any aesthetic judgments within landscapes, which sensationally compete for the eye’s attention against bare horizons. And in her absolute reduction of the physical environment around us, the artist prohibits us from making any moral judgments either.

About the Artist
Esther Tielemans (b. 1976, Helmond) is a Dutch artist who lives and works in Amsterdam.

About the Publisher
Onomatopee (founded and directed by Freek Lomme since 2006) is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is known for their self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Onomatopee also hosts the projects of  artist-run and institutional organisations.

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