Marijn van Kreij: Pictorial Content?

Appearing in conjunction with an exhibition at De Pont museum in Tilburg, this volume is somewhere between an artist’s book and an overview catalogue of recent work, bringing together paintings on paper, drawings, and collages from the past decade. Processes of appropriation and repetition characterise the oeuvre of Marijn van Kreij. He often combines manually copied artworks and illustrations from children’s books with cut-out snippets of text, or applies loosely painted brushstrokes to pages from art catalogues and magazines. Through this approach, the artist seeks to give iconic and lesser-known works of art from the 20th century a new place and form in the here and now.