Opening of Robbert Pauwels’ solo exhibition From Billy to the Hills in Billytown The Hague
Opening of Robbert Pauwels’ solo exhibition From Billy to the Hills in BillytownThe Hague
In this exhibition, Pauwels’ sweeping, turbulent, and somewhat melancholic brushstrokes are drawn out from the intimacy of the page into the arena of the gallery space, creating a circular installation which leads the viewer through a series of large-scale wall paintings punctuated by sculptural elements.
On this scale, Pauwels’ work shifts the isolated (day)dream into a fluid reality, showing the frustrated but familiar state of both looking forwards and backwards simultaneously: longing, remembering, worrying, endlessly associating, but never fully existing in the so-called ‘here and now’.
Pinned down by the monumental format of the wall painting, a shifting landscape of droplets, letters, fences, and shuddering figures pass by as we travel from the city, through the dunes, towards the small-town of youth.
Opening: 08.04.2022 - 17:00 – 22:00
Exhibition: 08.04.2022 - 27.05.2022