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Roos van Soest: Dreamland Circus Sideshow

Exhibition  /  06 Dec 2008  -  10 Jan 2009
Published: 03.12.2008
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Roos van Soest. Brooch: Twins, 2008. Porcelain, brass, paint. Roos van Soest
Brooch: Twins, 2008
Porcelain, brass, paint
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Intro
Circus glitter or the faded glory of amusement parks such as Coney Island – no nicer symbols exist for the concurrence of high expectations and their unfeasibility. The world behind people’s dreams is Roos van Soest’s specialism. She has made narrative jewellery full of incidents and anecdotes, which together bear witness to a heart-rending vision of our society. (...)

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Roos van Soest
Circus glitter or the faded glory of amusement parks such as Coney Island – no nicer symbols exist for the concurrence of high expectations and their unfeasibility. The world behind people’s dreams is Roos van Soest’s specialism. She has made narrative jewellery full of incidents and anecdotes, which together bear witness to a heart-rending vision of our society.
She exposed the complacency of human beings as early as her graduation project in 2005-2006: contemporary ruins showed the transience of human endeavour, rampant nature underscoring its supremacy.  With the new works the artist is now exhibiting in the Rob Koudijs Gallery, she comes closer to our own intimate world, with its illusions and yearnings.

The threatened collapse of the world economy underlines the relevance of Van Soest’s ideas. Her jewellery does, however, contain a glimmer of hope. Its is proof that freedom exists within us and that fantasy rules.

Ward Schrijver  
Roos van Soest. Brooch: Tigertime, 2008. Silver glass, paint. Roos van Soest
Brooch: Tigertime, 2008
Silver glass, paint
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Roos van Soest. Brooch: 8, 12, 4, 2008. Silver, glass, paint. Roos van Soest
Brooch: 8, 12, 4, 2008
Silver, glass, paint
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Roos van Soest. Ring: Bravo!, 2008. Silver gold, paint. Roos van Soest
Ring: Bravo!, 2008
Silver gold, paint
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Roos van Soest. Necklace: The Giant´s Stride, 2008. Silver, metal, carpaint. Roos van Soest
Necklace: The Giant´s Stride, 2008
Silver, metal, carpaint
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Roos van Soest. Necklace: Juggling around, 2008. Silver, pocelain. Roos van Soest
Necklace: Juggling around, 2008
Silver, pocelain
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Roos van Soest. Brooch: The bearshow, 2008. Silver, paint. Roos van Soest
Brooch: The bearshow, 2008
Silver, paint
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Roos van Soest. Brooch: Spooky, 2008. Silver, brass, glass, plastic, paint. Roos van Soest
Brooch: Spooky, 2008
Silver, brass, glass, plastic, paint
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Roos van Soest. Pendant: Locked, 2008. Silver, copper, metal. Roos van Soest
Pendant: Locked, 2008
Silver, copper, metal
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Roos van Soest. Brooch: Twins II, 2008. Porcelain, brass, paint. Roos van Soest
Brooch: Twins II, 2008
Porcelain, brass, paint
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