January 11th - 17:30 // Opening Exhibition SAKURA by Maarten Vrolijk

January 11th - 17:30 // Opening Exhibition SAKURA by Maarten Vrolijk

X BANK is proud to present the retrospective exhibition
‘SAKURA’ by Dutch artist Maarten Vrolijk,
opening January 11th.

The Amsterdam-based artist and designer considers it important to elaborate on the simple, unequivocal nature of a product.
His art language is so unusual because it consciously plays with shapes, colours and materials in an uncontrived way;
they should also make people’s everyday lives that bit more beautiful through the many little details that evoke the unexpected.
The exhibition consists of a combination of glass sculptures, oil paintings and drawings that all are inspired by his lifelong
fascination for nature and what everybody else seems to call ‘every day things’.

“What grips me is not so much imitation of the real world. I am on a quest for the fresh image, the place where fascination
becomes something visible and the design gains more worth from adding something to what already exists,” says Vrolijk.
Many of his works has been collected and exhibited in several renowned international museums
including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Groninger Museum.

All works are on show and for sale at X BANK till the 11th of March 2018.