Maaike Bakker | Terms & Conditions / To be aimless
Part of a Duo Exhibition with Nathan Vuuren at Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg
05.10.19 – 30.10.19
Kalashnikovv Gallery is pleased to present the duo exhibition by Nathan Vuuren and Maaike Bakker, which will feature new works on paper and canvas.
Maaike Bakker’s body of work, titled ‘Terms & conditions / To be aimless‘ explores the tensions that exist between perceived order and expressions of futility. The works on exhibition can be regarded as visual explorations that probe whether aimlessness can exist in conditions of proposed rigidity and order, or whether these two ideas are essentially at odds with each other, unable to occupy the same space(s).
Glimpses of what can be regarded as aimless expressions are presented as disruptions or deviations within the works, challenging aspects of presented structures by suggesting a sense of freedom in between these points of order.
The mechanics of the works’ internal logic is thereby revealed and at the same time contradicted. The works thus set out to capture a negotiation of these two tensions at play, at times leaning more towards one rather than the other.
The artworks in the featured body of work can therefore be observed as manifestations of liminal expressions, which exist between order and futility, elevating the inconceivable and that which is incomprehensive.