13 May - 17 June 2023
We are excited to present “The Originals” exhibition that celebrates the power of magazine cover art.
By showcasing the original art pieces alongside their corresponding magazine covers and physical publications, we provide a glimpse into the relationship between art and media. This exhibition celebrates the impact of art in the world of magazines and invites viewers to consider the influence that cover art has on our collective cultural consciousness. Presented in partnership with Coverjunkie, the premier platform for collecting magazine covers created by Jaap Biemans.
Jaap Biemans founded the project in November 2010 to share his love for magazine covers after graduating from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda in 1998 and working for several magazines, including the Volkskrant. Now Coverjunkie will open its archive and display a curated selection of magazine covers to accompany Madé van Krimpen's “The Originals”, featuring captivating original works created by artists, including Jack Davison, Beni Bischof, Kwesi Botchway, Carlota Guerrero, Katrien de Blauwer, Gary Baseman and Duran Lantink.
Find here the catalogue.
Jack Davison born in 1990 is a London-based photographer who since the age of 14 experiments with cameras, photographing people surrounding him. The self-taught photographer today works for numerous publications including New York Times Magazine, M Le Monde, Luncheon, Double & British Vogue. His work focuses on experimental portrait photography fusing diverse styles between art history and internet culture captured in analog or digital techniques. The varying subjects are often accompanied by the chiaroscuro technique. The chiaroscuro lighting technique can be defined simply as high contrast lighting. You use the extremes of dark and light to create an arresting image. It can be used in colour or black and white photography. In 2016, Davison mounted his first solo exhibition at Foam Fotografiemuseum. This exhibition features Davison’s cover work from the New York Time Magazine.
For The New York Time Magazine
In a February 2021 issue of The New York Times, photographer and frequent collaborator to the magazine Davison, showcased his works across multiple editions featuring A-list stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, and Brad Pitt. This issue, in particular, was centered around Japanese author and Nobel Prize winner, Kazuo Ishiguro, and his latest novel, 'Klara and the Sun.' The article delves into the impact of artificial intelligence on society and how individualism pushes people further into machines, fitting the economic circumstances of our time. The futuristic and classic photography style showcased in the issue perfectly captures Ishiguro's ideas. Davison is known to touch on themes such as internet culture in his work, making him a fitting choice for this edition of The New York Times.
Carlota Guerrero is a Barcelona-based artist born in 1989 whose talents span film, photography, and art direction. She explores femininity and bodily autonomy through powerful portraiture, challenging societal norms with classical canons and goddess references. Her work reflects the spirit of our times, capturing the beauty and strength of women in all their complexity. This exhibition will feature Guerrero's iconic portrayal of the infamous Arca she made fore Paper magazine.
“I worked with Arca on this story for Paper magazine in 2020. At that time, her nonbinary way of thinking had proved key in understanding the physical, emotional and artistic transitions she had embarked on. I wanted to portray that fluid process, and used the myth of the centaur to reflect that half human - half unknown fantasy that she was telling me about.” - Carlota Guerrero
Katrien de Blauwer
Katrien de Blauwer is an artist born in 1969 in België. After her painting studies in Ghent, she moved to Antwerp and studied at the Royal Academy. She starts making collage books, fashion moodbooks and involves herself with collecting, cutting and recycling images to learn about herself.
Her approach in reusing magazine and paper images, she creates intimate and personal works addressing the unconscious. The technique of collage offers multiple perspectives transported and steered through the artist's choice of images into a personal work portraying their inner world. The overarching theme of her oeuvre is memory.
For the edition Inque #1 in the INQUE Magazine from the first of October 2021 Katrien de Blauwer sets the overall tone for this magazine. The monochrome color choices give the cover a timeless and sleek appearance and a wise character.
Kwesi Botchway, born in Accra, Ghana in 1994, challenges dominant narratives of black lives by depicting beauty, joy, and vitality. His conceptual works offer multiple interpretations of black identity in response to anti-Blackness experienced by Africans and the African diaspora. In the Spring/Summer 2021 edition of Elephant Magazine, Botchway's triple self-portrait Metamorphose is featured on the cover, depicting the artist in the Ghanaian landscape with confidence and strength during the pandemic.
Duran Lantink is an Amsterdam based artist studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut graduating in 2017. His approach thematizes sustainability and ethics when pursuing innovative and socially challenging creations.
He has won the LVMH Prize and has been recognized by the British Fashion Council and Council. He's designed for Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Solange, and others. His work has been published in Vogue, W, i-D, The Guardian, and Dazed, and is currently highly recognizable. His cover and original work for Metropolis M is featured in The Originals exhibition.
Gary Baseman (b. 1960, USA) is a celebrated Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist known for his distinct iconography and fantastical visual narratives. Renowned for seamlessly blending fine art and popular culture, Baseman employs a broad range of mediums, including drawing, painting, photography, video, installation art, performance, fashion, toy design, and social media, to transform mundane experiences into works of art. Raised in Los Angeles, he was heavily influenced by the city's art scene and media, and his democratic ideals and empathy for others were instilled by his parents, both Holocaust survivors. Baseman graduated from UCLA in Communications and produced ads and editorial campaigns for a variety of international publications and corporate clients in New York. His fine art has been showcased in museums and galleries worldwide. The Originals exhibition features three illustrations from 1990 that adorned the cover of Beach Culture Magazine.
For Beach Culture Magazine (1990)
David Carson, the Art Director of Beach Culture, was a pioneer in the alternative movement, giving artists complete creative freedom outside of the commercial. The innovative approach to imagery and typography in Beach Culture, a surfing magazine, was notable. Baseman was invited to create the magazine cover, and used personal themes and symbolism to create 8 to 12 works surrounding the theme of the upcoming New Years. The art was a form of personal therapy for Baseman, influenced by Russian Constructivism and German Art Brut.
Beni Bischof born in Switzerland in 1976 is a postwar and contemporary artist who has worked for numerous galleries and museums such as Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum. Furthermore has he sold in German Auctions and been featured in Mutual Artist’s press archive and the Swiss Art Awards 2021.
Next to his own Magazine called Laser that gets published in the form of a zine irregularly, Bischof creates works that combine and adapt pre existing texts, situations and images with ironic perspectives on everyday life. Subjects often concern everyday objects like dime novels, fashion, magazines, advertisements and the virtual world edging surrealist worlds.
For De Volkskrant Magazine edition from June first of 2019 called ‘DICK-PICS’ Beni Bischof is featured with his work depicting a finger poking through a white piece of paper. As the edition thematizes the story by Nadia Ezzeroili debating why men send dick pics when they are not asked to do so. Next to the cover with Bischof’s own finger, the artist additionally includes photographs in the magazine to accompany the story. This cover won the D&AD-award in the category best magazine cover in 2019.