10 March – 7 April 2018

Mini Galerie is proud to present Tofu Feelings, a solo exhibition by Koen Taselaar showcasing a new collection of Imaginary Band drawings inspired by his prolonged stay in Korea last summer. You are kindly invited for the opening on Friday the 9th of March, 18.00-21.00.

Koen Taselaar’s Imaginary Band drawings derive from his long fascination with and the almost mythical power of bandnames like The Talking Heads or Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers to name a few. In his drawings Taselaar creates stories purely through images and words, in a way creating songs without actual music coming to pass. The result is a series of bandposters featuring made-up groups such as A Chameleon Named Johannes, The Polychromatic Ricecake Gang, and Tofu Feelings.

The work of Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986) is a unique universe in which only he determines the rules. He makes skilful drawings, but also clumsy ceramics and abstract silkscreen prints. Taselaar’s visual language emerged from the grey area in which text is not only meaning but also form. He expresses this in drawn puns, imaginary record sleeves or large psychedelic paintings. Since his graduation from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2008, Koen Taselaar has been nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, had a solo exhibition at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in his native city of Rotterdam, and, most recently, been awarded a residency at the National Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul.

Request the catalogue by contacting julia@minigalerie.nl.

Works

  • Koen Taselaar
    A Chameleon Called Johannes – Imaginary Band #186 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Sold
    Koen Taselaar
    A Chameleon Called Johannes – Imaginary Band #186 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Sold
  • Koen Taselaar
    Bibimbop And The Kimchi Karaoke Hotsauce – Imaginary Band #176 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Bibimbop And The Kimchi Karaoke Hotsauce – Imaginary Band #176 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Clean Waters Bakesd Hellfish – Imaginary Band #175 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Clean Waters Bakesd Hellfish – Imaginary Band #175 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Day Of The Embodied Cognition – Imaginary Band #180 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Day Of The Embodied Cognition – Imaginary Band #180 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Emotional Shitstorms And Other Verticals – Imaginary Band #190 (2018)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Emotional Shitstorms And Other Verticals – Imaginary Band #190 (2018)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Herbwarrior And The Danger Wanks – Imaginary Band #183 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Herbwarrior And The Danger Wanks – Imaginary Band #183 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Hold That FOMO – Imaginary Band #185 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Hold That FOMO – Imaginary Band #185 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Naughty Hikers – Imaginary Band #178 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Naughty Hikers – Imaginary Band #178 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Smoking Eyelids – Imaginary Band #191 (2018)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Smoking Eyelids – Imaginary Band #191 (2018)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The Experimental Jetlag LP – Imaginary Band #174 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The Experimental Jetlag LP – Imaginary Band #174 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The Fur Croissants – Imaginary Band #182 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The Fur Croissants – Imaginary Band #182 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The Keynesian Beauty Contest – Imaginary Band #189 (2018)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The Keynesian Beauty Contest – Imaginary Band #189 (2018)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The Polychromatic Ricecake Gang – Imaginary Band #187 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The Polychromatic Ricecake Gang – Imaginary Band #187 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The Sleeveless Monkey EP – Imaginary Band #184 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The Sleeveless Monkey EP – Imaginary Band #184 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The Thinly Sliced Fermented Skate EP – Imaginary Band #177 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The Thinly Sliced Fermented Skate EP – Imaginary Band #177 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    The World Is Digital But Sometimes It’s Analogue – Imaginary Band #179 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    The World Is Digital But Sometimes It’s Analogue – Imaginary Band #179 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Theoretical Shredding – Imaginary Band #181 (2017)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Theoretical Shredding – Imaginary Band #181 (2017)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)
  • Koen Taselaar
    Tofu Feelings – Imaginary Band #188 (2018)
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    Koen Taselaar
    Tofu Feelings – Imaginary Band #188 (2018)
    Coloured pencil on paper
    33 x 23,5 cm (Framed: 38 x 28,5 cm)
    € 1.500 (incl. 6% VAT and frame)