Het HEM Chapter 1NE: ‘Can’t be greedy… You gotta take some, and leave some’

Het HEM’s inaugural exhibition curated by Patta’s Edson Sabajo & Guillaume Schmidt — a Review.

Written by Craig Berry
Former Junior Designer at VBAT

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Het HEM, Chapter 1NE – Edson Sabajo & Guillaume Schmidt
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Het HEM Interior
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Guillaume Schmidt, Kim Tuin (Het HEM Director) & Edson Sabajo

Boris Tellegen & Rich Medina – The Band (2017–2019)

Boris Tellegen (1968) is a Dutch graffiti and mixed-media artist also known as Delta who started painting graffiti in the 1980s, exploring the dimensionality of the flat surface he was painting on. Later Tellegen learnt how to push the depth of his work after studying industrial design engineering at TU Delft which led him towards sculpturally driven work rather than just paint on flat walls. Tellegen has continued creating mixed-media sculptures, often through commissions.

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Boris Tellegen & Rich Medina – The Band (2017–2019)

Dana Lixenberg – Christopher Wallace (1996) & Tupac (1993)

Dana Lixenberg (1964) is a Dutch photographer known for her genuine interest in the people she photographs, approaching them with analytical accuracy. In her work, both internationally famous celebrities and regular, unknown citizens receive equal amount of attention and respect. For a long time she was the in-house photographer of the influential American hip-hop magazine VIBE where she was commissioned to photograph many iconic figures and musical legends such as the photographs on display here of Tupac Shakur aka Makaveli and Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls.

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Dana Lixenberg – Christopher Wallace (1996) & Tupac Shakur (1993)

Piet Parra – Anxiety Rabbit Part Two (2018)

Piet Parra (1976) is a Dutch artist, graphic designer, illustrator and musician (as part of Le Le & Mich) who for over 15 years has been a defining figure in Amsterdam’s youth scene and beyond. His distinctive and absurd illustrations are impossible not to recognise using striking figures and shapes; combining human figures with animal parts in cheerful colours (usually red, pink, blue and white). His illustrations have appeared on t-shirts, record sleeves, skateboards, shoes, hats, walls, rooftops and city parks and have become part of the city’s identity.

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Piet Parra – Anxiety Rabbit Part Two (2018)

Navid Nuur – Tentacle Thought No. 23 (PUSH IT) (2006–2019)

Navid Nuur (1976) is an Iranian mixed-media artist whose work is often ephemeral or process based; his work—drawings, paintings, video and sculptures—is often activated through people’s movement and subjective experiences; reacting to a pre-existing space with phenomena such as light, energy and air.

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Navid Nuur – Tentacle Thought №23 (PUSH IT) (2006–2019)

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