We are proud to open the expo ‘Four Years’ by Harry Markusse, a young Amsterdam-based artist. The expo will be on display at Lloyd from March 23rd until mid June. His colorful abstract paintings are incredibly sharp and dynamic. While painting, Markusse finds his way to a new composition. The artworks forms a dialogue with the space in which they hang, after all they are about color, space, emptiness and shape. This makes Markusse’s work ideally suited for the restyled Lloyd restaurant. At Lloyd we show work that Markusse has made over the past four years and Lloyd commissioned him to make three works for the restaurant. These paintings playfully jump in size and are schematic color representations of the colors that we see during a sunset.
With the exhibition of photographer Niké Dolman starts a series of exhibitions that will be shown in the Lloyd restaurant and on the platforms 2 & 3.
Dolman (27) is fascinated by the relationship between humans and nature, climate change and the footprint we leave on our planet. With her series “The Way It Goes” Dolman shows her free translation made of the Paris climate agreement, with works that directly or indirectly relate to the rules in this agreement. Dolman’s work is characterized by abstract, colourful and poetic images. She constantly strives to visualize the relationship between mankind and its environment, both in nature and in man-made environments.
Lloyd Hotel presents the exhibition ‘Some Sweet Day’ of Katja Poelwijk. Showing her personal body of work, including the series ‘Sivar’. The work grabs you, losing any sense of time. It plays with our collective memories and imaginations. At the same time, her subjects are taken from life.
As a portrait documentary photographer, she is fascinated by people, their emotional world and how one relates to their environment. Katja’s approach is intuitive and the work is intimate, poetic and her black and white images have a touch of mystery and a certain weight hanging over them. For her, photography is a means of explaining complex subjects without using linguistics, which can complicate matters further.
In March 2017, Katja met the young Sivar. Born in 2008 as a girl, and named Silje by birth. Katja was moved by his open-mindedness and bold character, after which she decided to follow Sivar in his development. This ongoing project is a warm, intimate portrait about his world. It is about space, vulnerability and the transience of youth. Being allowed to be who you are.
Katja Poelwijk (*1976)
Katja Poelwijk graduated cum laude from the Photo Academy Amsterdam in 2017. She is a New Dutch Photography Talent 2018 and has been working, amongst others, for Dutch daily newspaper de Volkskrant.