Start Date

Sep 22, 2016

End Date

Sep 25, 2016

Amsterdam Drawing 2016

Frank Taal Gallery presents Mike Ottink at Amsterdam Drawing from 22 - 25 September 2016

In his projects, Mike Ottink investigates sensory perception and experience in a playful way. He works intuitively on his own visual language, which creates a translation from one sensory discipline to another. Current paintings have emerged from drawing graphic scores / scores. They are stand-alone images that relate to his 'fleeting' installations or performances in sound and moving images. They are an alternative to sound photos or video recordings, which in his eyes corrupt the moment of performance.

His work resonates with David Bohm's ideas about 'Quantum coherence': 'we live in a holistic medium in which everything coexists. The so-called 'Implicate order' To stretch the boundaries of perception, he makes his own drawing and painting tools. He also builds self-developed instruments for audiovisual performances and installations (VHSUHF) in collaboration with Brian McKenna. In this way he finds a way to make rapture experienceable and to express the invisible or inaudible.

Portfolio Mike Ottink Preconscious processing Amsterdam Drawing 2016

Website Amsterdam Drawing 2016


Opening hours Amsterdam Drawing:

Thursday 22.09. from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Friday 23.09. from 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday 24.09. from 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday 25.09. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


NDSM Square next to nr. 28
1033 WB Amsterdam-Noord

Access to the exhibition:

By public transport: from Amsterdam Central Station take the pound directly to the NDSM wharf.
By car: You can park for free in the Undercurrent car park on Papaverweg opposite number 56. From there you can walk in a few minutes via the pedestrian bridge to Amsterdam Drawing