An encounter between light and skin: this is how one might describe the paintings of Ina van Zyl and Michael Kirkham. For both artists, the skin signifies the fine line between the inner and the outer – it is vulnerable, battered and it reflects light. The lives of the figures in Kirkham and Van Zyl’s paintings take place mainly underneath the skin.
In Highlighting Skin their work are brought together in one space. The starting point is Ernst van Alphen’s essay by the same title. Ernst van Alphen also selected the works in the exhibition.
The double exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Galerie Onrust, Galerie Gerhard Hofland and De Ketelfactory.
Photography by Gert Jan van Rooij, courtesy de Ketelfactory