18.12.2016 open atelier, foto's Kaus Australis | open studio, photos Kaus Australis


foto's studio presentatie Rob Goedewaagen | photos studio presentation Rob Goedewaagen


25.09.2016 gesprek met Arno Kramer in mijn studio | artist talk with Arno Kramer in my studio



text by Megan Williams
(Los Angeles artist and fellow Kaus Australis resident):


Femke Gerestein born in Middelburg, lives and works in Rotterdam.

Gerestein makes large works on paper. She joins other contemporary artists who consider drawing to be a primary medium worthy of major artworks. By generating drawings and wall works of considerable physical size she amplifies the attributes of figuration often referring to the distorted details of the human form.

During her three month long residency at Kaus Australis Femke Gerestein benefited from the use of the large working space which allowed her to move forward into new terrain. By using her own body imprints she has released herself from her former constraints and reliance on photos and grids. The new work is made by the most direct and dynamic action of mark making, motion gestures and incidental pile-ups in graphite.

By using her body as a drawing tool with delicately rendered enhancements she has been able to “inhabit” the drawings with unusual evocative effect.



07.09.2016 foto: Joost Hesseling, Oogwenken



Op 1 juli start mijn werkperiode bij Kaus Australis in Rotterdam.
Deze periode als artist-in-residence wordt mogelijk gemaakt door financiële ondersteuning van het Mondriaan Fonds.
Ik zal drie maanden wonen en werken in een gastatelier van 120 vierkante meter en 6 meter hoog.

foto: van Kaus Australis op Facebook


residentie Kaus Australis
01.07 - 31.12.2016

residentie waarvan eerste drie maanden mogelijk gemaakt door financiële ondersteuning van het Mondriaan Fonds

residency made possible by the Mondriaan Fund (first three months)


foto's studio | photos studio
Bob Goedewaagen