Renie Spoelstra (1974, Drachten) lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

(Now) PHK18 #16 According to the Line
2018-10-14 until 2019-01-04

PHK18 #16: According to the Line

Festive Opening: Sunday, October 14th, 3-6 pm

Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse / Simon Schrikker / Renie Spoelstra / Reinoud van Vught / Riette Wanders
PHK18 #16: according to the line

PHK18 is proud to present According to The Line. The 16th iteration of PHK18 revolves around drawing with works by Riette Wanders, Reinoud van Vught, Renie Spoelstra, and, murals by Simon Schrikker and Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse.

(Now) A Balancing Act, Kunsthal KaDe
2018-09-14 until 2019-01-06

A Balancing Act
A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in sculpturen, installaties, foto’s, schilderijen, performances, tekeningen en videowerken het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.
Balans speelt een belangrijke rol in ieders leven. Met het bouwen van blokkentorens en het zetten van de eerste stapjes als dreumes begint de levenslange zoektocht. De tentoonstelling A Balancing Act laat verschillende (inter)nationale kunstenaars zien die in sculpturen, installaties, foto’s, schilderijen, performances, tekeningen en videowerken het vinden van equilibrium onderzoeken.

De balanceer ‘act’ gaat van het gevoel voor totale harmonie tot aan het verontrustende gevoel van op het randje van de afgrond balanceren. Elke tegenstelling: orde-chaos, natuur-cultuur, inspanning-ontspanning, rijk-arm, draagkracht-draaglast, oorlog-vrede, zwart-wit krijgt uiteindelijk balans. Balans is voor veel kunstenaars een belangrijk beeldend element. Het creëren van absolute balans, of juist net niet, en het spelen met balans/disbalans in vorm, compositie, kleur en grijstonen. Constantin Brancusi zei “Beauty is absolute balance”. En ook Henri Matisse benadrukte het belang: “What I dream of is an art of balance”.

(Now) The Line Up, Centraal Museum Utrecht
2018-09-21 until 2018-11-18

The Line Up With The Line Up: The Power of Drawing, Centraal Museum Utrecht presents a wide selection of drawings by (inter)nationally renowned artists and upcoming talent, both from Utrecht and (far) beyond. Works from the museum’s own collection are displayed alongside loans and pieces created especially for the exhibition.

(Past) Art Brussels 2018
2018-04-19 until 2018-04-22

This year’s Art Brussels :new work presented by Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.

Black Beach, fresh work based on enigmatic volcanic black beaches of Iceland, combined with the series Longing and black beaches from La Palma. The images and associations trigger logical connections in the mind of the Viewer, senses are sharpened and the image seems to become detached from its normal context: all forces balanced as the dead point of the swing. The moment holding its breath. As a deep existential desire or longing.

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(Past) Grand View, Narrow Mind
2017-06-10 until 2017-07-15

New solo show at Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam.
Now, for the first time, Spoelstra’s USA landscapes will be shown alongside her Scandinavian landscapes. The melancholic loneliness that is so prevalent in these landscapes are balanced with a sense of freedom of being immersed in nature. At times, she spends weeks in order to capture the feeling of a place.
Themes of Intensity, secrecy and mystery are reoccurring in Spoelstra’s works. There is an alluring and mythical feel of a place. The series ‘Stretching Universe,’ which is also on display, refers to the scientific fact that our universe is expanding, while here on earth it feels as though it is shrinking with the rise of xenophobia, narrow-mindedness and the continuous threats of climate change. Fleeing, or escaping to nature is not as easy as it may seem.

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(Past) Fear in a Handful of Dust
2017-05-07 until 2017-06-04

Group show curated by Stefan Serneels, at Marion de Canniere Antwerp. With Bart Baele, Steven Baelen, Virginie Bailly, Anouk de Clerq, Atallah, Leon & Cocina Diluvio Productions, Bruno Hardt, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Nick van Dijck, Renato Nicolodi, Philippe Vandenberg, Stefan Serneels and Renie Spoelstra.

(Past) BLACK. from charcoal to high-res
2016-12-11 until 2017-03-19

Museum Kranenburgh Bergen BLACK. From charcoal to high-res displays artists who choose for simplicity, for restriction
and for the contrast of dark and light. They leave the colours untouched and choose
for black to create a work as pithy as possible. Charcoal drawings, black-and-white photographs,
wall reliefs and sculptures balance between abstract and figurative, between the perceptible and the invisible.

Participating artists
Paul Beumer (1982) | Tom Callemin (Belgium, 1991) | Karin van Dam (1959) | Florette Dijkstra
(1963) | Bob Eikelboom (1991) | Anouk Griffioen (1979) | Arjan van Helmond (1971) | Awoiska
van der Molen (1972) | Pieter Paul Pothoven (1981) | Renie Spoelstra (1974) | Levi van Veluw (1985)

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(Past) Amsterdam Art Fair
2016-05-25 until 2016-05-29

Amsterdam Art Fair 2016 this year located at Museumplein Amsterdam!
new work presented by RONMANDOS Gallery Amsterdam

(Past) new purchase by Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection
2016-04-13 until 2016-05-12

Exciting news! The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection purchased two works of my brand new series Stretching Universe this month: Stretching Universe part 1, Coast and Stretching Universe part 3, Reflected Wetlands.

The last six months I’ve worked on my new series Stretching Universe, part…, for which I connect cinematic characteristics with “authentic” landscapes of breathtaking nature. Stretching Universe refers to the scientific fact that our universe is expanding, while at the same time people on earth have become less tolerant towards each other and in this respect the world thus seems to be shrinking due to narrow-mindedness.

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