Along with the exhibition a new publication will be launched, with texts by Taco Dibbits and Frits de Coninck, designed by Irma Boom. You can listen to an interview with Joris Geurts on his exhibition at the gallery on line here.
Joris Geurts is known for his lyric abstract paintings, drawings and prints. They are assiociatively built up, but transparantly layered and traceble. Graphic elements float on deep purple blues and yellow greens, giving associations with the kosmos or landscape. The new works on paper are made with acrylic, horizontally applied with broad brushstrokes on various sizes of sheets of paper.
Geurts was born in 1958 in Oss (NL). After his study at the AKI in Enschede, Geurts started his career at Art & Project Gallery in Amsterdam in the early eighties. Since 1995 he shows at Slewe Gallery on a regular base. In 2001 he had a show at Noordbrabants Museum in ’s-Hertogenbosch, on which occasion a catalog had been published Purple Blue and Lemon Yellow, giving an overview of his work, with texts by Bert Jansen and Henk van Woerden. In addition to his painting practice he also works as a composer of music.
His works have been collected by several important public collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede and corporate art collections of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, ABNAMRO Art Collection, KPN, BPD and AEGON.