Joran van Soest
Statement

The intersubjective space - what purpose does this space hold between us? Where do we draw our boundaries, transcend or penetrate another’s comfort zone. Would that be a comfortable, awkward or even challenging space to be in? The artist researches this ‘intersubjective space’ through the various media, combining drawing, painting, collage, photography, performance and film. Such an approach challenges spatial limits and the artist’s own individual constraints. The viewer is left with a confrontation between the space that is presented and how they may relate to it.

Joran van Soest (1994) is a Dutch born artist who graduated as a visual artist in 2018 from the Art Academy AKV St. Joost in Hertogenbosch. His relationship to his surroundings has been the focal point of his research. From innocent origins to a complex adulthood, physical companionship to thoughtful contemplation and submissive power versus overriding dominance. Joran moves between these extremes and defining his own definition of Intersubjective Space. His work results in a journey existing of various layers of (un)intended confrontations with corporeality and the powerful visual language that demands and maintains the attention of the viewer.

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Exhibitions and screenings
2021
Van Ostade Biënnale / GoMulan en Fleur & Wouter, Amsterdam
2020
Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend 2020 / Go Mulan, The Observer Effect
2020
Zeppelin Chapter 2, Performance Generator residentie, De Fabriek, Eindhoven
2020
Benefit for Brabant, Park, Tilburg
2020
I love you still, I loved you, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Brabantse Nieuwe, s'Hertogenbosch
2019
Discobal #3, Extrapool, Nijmegen
2019
Bergarde Galleries - Playgrounds, Heerjansdam
2019
Go West! Preview Exhibition, private exhibition by Robert van Ancum and Cees Dam, Amsterdam
2019
Playground, The Zeppelin, Bergarde Galleries, Landgoed Het Buitenland, Zwijndrecht
2019
Let us Inn, Curated by Maurice Nuiten, Willem II Den Bosch
2019
Solo Exhibition, SBK (Stichting Beeldende Kunst), Otto Hetterscheidt Prize
2019
Velvet Ropes, Showhouse JayJay, Antwerpen
2019
DRIFT, Jong Wild Group Exhibition, Breda
2019
The In Between, Solo Exhibition, Twelve Twelve Gallery, The Hague
2018
In Shadow Lisbon Screen Dance festival
Artist in residencies
2018 - 2019
Lab Kalkhorst Aldo van den Broek, Germany
2018 - 2019
De Belofte 14, Kunstliefde, Utrecht
Nominations and prizes
2019
Genomineerd de Piket Kunstprijzen 2019 : Schilderkunst// Nominated for the Piket Art prize 2019: painting
2018
Nomination Lucas price for best graduationwork AKV St. Joost door gemeente Den Bosch
2018
Nomination TENT Academy Awards 2018
2018
SBK-Otto Hetterscheid Stimuleringsprijs 2018
Publications
2021
Het Parool (..) Over spanning is bij Joran van Soest niet te klagen (..)
2020
Opium / Radio 4 - Audiotour tentoonstelling The Observer Effect
2020
NRC - Joran maakt mooie dromerige (...) jongensachtige schilderijen
2020
Go Mulan - Artist Talk Joran van Soest
2020
OKA Art Foundation - Artist Talk Joran van Soest
2020
Winq - Joran maakt een expositie over liefdesverdriet
2020
Gaykrant - Mijn werken zijn uit liefdesverdriet ontstaan
2020
The Observer Effect - Amsterdam Art
2019
Witte Rook / Kyki Vermaire - De ruimte, de zeppelin en het proces van construeren
2019
Villa Next Door 2 / Bertus Pieters
2019
If then is now / Walter van Teeffelen
2018
Brabant Cultureel - Joran van Soest wint SBK-Otto Hetterscheidprijs
2018
Elsevier Weekblad - Talent Joran van Soest
2018
Lost Painters - Eindexamen Expositie AKV Den Bosch 2018
2018
Witte Rook - The graduates 2018 AKV St. Joost 2018