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Maaike Schoorel EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

The Visit
Maaike Schoorel
The Visit

2005

oil on canvas

164 x 244.5 cm
Though Schoorel’s paintings are developed from photographs, how she interprets these is very intuitive, as is the decision about what information to include or omit. Each brush mark and gesture is designed to refute concrete resolution; some appear as impalpable shadows or stains, while others have a slightly holographic effect. Schoorel drafts The Visit with an expert understanding of colour, and uses minute shifts in tone to magnify her painting’s ambience and evoke psychological reaction. “The colours come to you like music comes to you,” Schoorel explains. Her paintings are often initially ‘felt’ before they are ‘seen’; they provoke a subconscious recognition before they are understood visually.
The Cruise
Maaike Schoorel
The Cruise

2004

oil on canvas

122 x 172.5 cm
Schoorel has commented that “we are used to looking at images in high or instantaneous speed. Media such as television and the Internet present everything in a disjointed way. My paintings reveal themselves in slow time. I try to make images that have a sense of connection. For these paintings I worked from family photographs, but I was specifically interested in scenes which relate to genre painting, such as landscapes or group portraits. We are used to seeing these types of images, and my work changes the order of how we view them: once you discover one detail it will link to another, creating a sense of movement and interconnectedness.”
Holiday
Maaike Schoorel
Holiday

2004

oil on canvas

156.5 x 215 cm
Looking at Schoorel’s images one has the sensation of looking at a projected or hovering presence in an illusory space beyond the flat picture plane. Executed in micro-thin layers her mark-making has the effect of being indelibly penetrated or melded into the fabric of the canvas. Her paintings suggest something that is simultaneously there, but not there, and draw the viewer in as an active participant in interpreting and decoding the image.
The Picnic
Maaike Schoorel
The Picnic

2004

oil on canvas

137 x 203 cm
Maaike Schoorel’s canvases are near invisible planes which invite sustained contemplation; from their soft, barely perceptible tones images will begin to appear, and eventually resolve as quite detailed scenes. Schoorel’s painterly apparitions are a result of the power of suggestion, her delicate gestures and subtly shifting hues provide only the scantest impressions, provoking the viewer’s subconscious to cogitate the visual cues. When looking at her paintings, not everyone sees the same things at first: your eye might catch a glimpse of a red apple which may lead you on to notice the shade of someone’s eye or hair, or vice versa. Schoorel sees her work as a way to explore the hierarchy of perception.
Twilight
Maaike Schoorel
Twilight

2004

oil on canvas

152 x 265 cm
Parnassia Beach
Maaike Schoorel
Parnassia Beach

2006

oil on canvas

210 x 415 cm






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NEWSPEAK: BRITISH ART NOW

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Maaike Schoorel's BIOGRAPHY

Maaike Schoorel
1973

Born in Santpoort, The Netherlands
Lives and works in London and Amsterdam


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Art Features, Art 41 Basel, Galerie Diana Stitger

2009
Nudes and Garden, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2008
Album, Museum de Hallen, Haarle
Nudes, Maureen Paley, London

2007
Stilleven, Portret, Schutterstuk, Marc Foxx: West Gallery, Los Angeles

2006
Bathing dining garden father daughters beach bed, Maureen Paley, London

2004
Rheinschau art Cologne projects, Galerie Diana Stigter, Cologne, Germany
Twilight, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

2002
Darling Buds, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
LACE, Los Angeles, curated by Jens Hoffmann
Museum of Old and New Art, Australia
Newspeak Part Two, The Saatchi Gallery, London

2009
Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, Parasol Unit, London,
Obsession: contemporary art from the Lodeveans Collection, University of Leeds, UK
Fallen out of Space, Mol’s place, London
Long Meg, Vilma Gold, London

2008
Roger Hiorns, Christina Mackie, Maaike Schoorel, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
Eyes Wide Open – New to the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Nonknowledge, Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Wolvecamp Prize, Hengelo, Netherlands

2007
Prix de Rome 2007, de Apple, Amsterdam
How to Endure, curated by Tom Morton, Athens Biennial, Athens
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Zes, Marc Foxx, LA, & Harris Lieberman, New York, curated by Marc Foxx
Double A-Side, Artist’s-Hertogenbosch (a collaboration between Artis, Centre for Fine Art, Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch and The Boulevard Theatre Festival)

2006
Just in time, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Le Nouveau Siècle, curated by Xander Karskens, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam
Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

2005
Alex Bircken, Mari Eastman, Maaike Schoorel, Maureen Paley, London
Slow Art, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Prague Biennale 2, presentation for Flash Art, Prague
Two person show with Nathaniel Mellors, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania

2004
Must I paint you a Picture?, curated by Pablo Lafuente, Haunch of Venison, London
Concert in the Egg, The Ship, London

2003
Someplace Unreachable, IBID Projects, London
To Avoid the Void, Artwalk, Amsterdam

2002
Koninklijke Subsidie voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Gemeente Museum, The Hague
Band in Crisis, (with Skill 7 Stamina 12), Cooper Gallery, Dundee
Deliberate Regression, Daniel Arnaud Gallery, London
And Other Love Stories, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

2001
An Elephant Station, Vilma Gold, London