Anne Holtrop, Barbar/Batara
17.03.2016 - 21.05.2016
Anne Holtrop has not a preconceived notion of architecture, each element that surrounds him can be a source of inspiration. “I am interested in a possible architecture. In my work I start with form or material that often comes from outside of it. In the conviction that things can always be re-examined and reinterpreted, they can also be seen as architecture. The way someone can see a butterfly or a lake in the ink blots of a Rorschach test. I want to look freely (more or less without a plan) at material gestures and found forms and let them perform as architecture. In this way, architecture emerges by imagining a next step to the previous steps that have been taken. I want the work to remain interpretable exactly the way it originated.” Anne Holtrop
Graduated in 2005 from the Academy van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam, Holtrop works between Amsterdam and Bahrain. For Solo Galerie, he introduces two series: Batara, a project made by five models concerning the pavilion for the campus of the Wageningen University (Netherlands), inaugurated in 2012. Along with Barbar, a series of works inspired by de Barbar Temple, discovered in 1954 in Bharain, which includes a pink marble piece placed on the floor and a pavillion of which the model is exposed. The photographies of Bas Princen are presented next to Holtrop's works. After his remarkable project of the National Pavilion of Bahrain for the Milan Expo 2015, the leading magazine 2G devoted a monograph to Anne Holtrop's work that will be available from the opening of the exhibition.
From 17.03.2016 to 21.05.2016 (from Tuesday to Saturday 1pm - 7pm and by appointment)
Solo Galerie (11 rue des Arquebusiers, 75003 Paris F)