Slow Down Love
> 10 september – 6 november 2016, solo exhibition, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam> 8 October 2016 - 22 January 2017, ‘10 jaar de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam> From October 2016, Beeldengalerij van P. Struycken in The Hague will permanently feature a sculpture by Femmy Otten> Ottens work is sensual and artisanal, but also embarrassing and razor sharp.’ – Jury Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2013
In 2014, Femmy Otten (1981) was one of three artists who were selected by the government to make an official portrait of King Willem-Alexander. Otten refusses to comply with the scope of canvas or paper. She mainly distinguishes herself by her complex wall compositions, bringing together two- and threedimensional elements. Images of women and of mythological creatures, made of plaster or wood, rise out of a bright white wall. Drawings in serene lines, watery-coloured monsters, mythological creatures and pastel-painted motifs and frescoes complete the mythical world in which Otten creates her poetic logic.
This publication offers readers an intimate glimpse into the artisanal and laborious working process of this extraordinary artist.
ISBN 978-94-6208-321-9 | 1. edition | October 2016 | available | auteurs/authors: John C. Welchman, Laurie Cluitmans | design: Inge Ketelers | Dutch, English | paperback | 24 x 34 cm | 136 pages | illustrated (100 full color) | with support from: Galerie Fons Welters, Stroom Den Haag, Mondriaan Fonds