OpZicht: Afra Eisma

Amnesia aesthetics of pingpong poetics

7 February -  25 March 2018
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Monday - Friday, 11-17 hrs; Saturday - Sunday, 12-17 hrs

OpZicht is a presentation space in the lobby of Stroom Den Haag for newly registered artists from The Hague. The wall unit functions as a stand or platform where the artist can share his or her work, passion or interest with the audience. Each presentation runs for approximately 7 weeks.
Archive OpZicht presentations 2013-present

Afra Eisma (1993) lives and works in The Hague. She graduated from the Royal Academy Of Art The Hague (department Fine Arts) in 2017.

The following text is by the artist herself:

"My work results from a sun-kissed-attitude. The abstraction lies in the abundance of the figurative. The stream of visual references become an overwhelming hodgepodge. Seemingly childlike interventions with my mostly used material, ceramics, tend to become dark and ominous when presented. Fictive presences, odd characters and personalities ranging from humor to tragedy, both playful and gloomy. These constantly changing results coagulate into a multisided fantasy."

Special event: Facetime
Date to be announced

Facetime is a monthly gathering where each guest brings a url. Each meeting we invite three guests to the living room of Cathleen Owens where we discuss the urls in an informal setting. Through the infinity of the internet we get to know each other and build up a network of people with various disciplines. Ranging from football videos to political discussions, music and video art; the links brought show hints of the use of spare time as well as the artistic practice.
Facetime is founded by Wessel Baarda, Afra Eisma, Cathleen Owens and Marnix van Uum.

OpZicht: Afra Eisma
Afra Eisma, 'self portrait with heads'
photo: courtesy the artist
Afra Eisma, 'Sun-kissed-attitude'
photo: Katarina Juricic
Afra Eisma, 'Sun-kissed-attitude'
photo: courtesy the artist