Lot 52 - Miko Veldkamp - Hammock
Lot 52 - Miko Veldkamp - Hammock

Lot 52 - Miko Veldkamp - Hammock

Acrylic

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard

ARTIST INFO

About 

Miko Veldkamp (b. 1982, Suriname) lives and works in New York City. In his paintings Miko Veldkamp creates a dream-like world that brings together his personal past and present as if in one time and place. He combines psychoanalysis with Javanese-Surinamese ghost stories in a mix of cultural signifiers to question larger colonial relations and stereotypes. The figures - often after his own image, family members or ghost-like - are in a constant state of transition, reflecting how identity is not static, but shifts depending on one’s surroundings. Shapes are wavy, surfaces reflect or transpire, patterns shimmer, symbolizing fluidity and multiplicity. The paintings are layered in complex arrangements of translucent acrylics, pointillism and a more opaque use of oils, as they shift between aesthetic categories with a playfulness that contrasts it’s heavy subject matter.

 

Education 

2018 - 2021  

MFA Studio Art, Hunter College, New York 

2012 - 2013  

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam 

2001 - 2005  

BFA Fine Art, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam 

  

Solo Shows 

2023 

Postcards from Home, BB&M, Seoul 

2022  

Second Nature, Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK 

Ghost Stories, Workplace, London, UK 

 

Duo Shows 

2023  

Confetti in the Shade, Nathalie Karg, New York 

Long Distance, Long Story Short, New York 

 

Group Shows 

2023 

The 7th Wall, Alice Amati Gallery, London, UK 

Botany of Desire, Swivel Gallery, New York 

Just Play, The Here and There, New York 

Decoy, Workplace Gallery, Newcastle, UK 

2022 

Viscereal, Althuis Hofland, Amsterdam 

Dream Life, BB&M, Seoul 

Kaleidoscope, Workplace, London, UK 

  

Gallery Representation 

Alice Amati, London 

BB&M Gallery, Seoul 

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