OSCAM x Bureau Punt present ‘Truth through correspondence’
Truth through correspondence is an extensive journey through double layered ways of being, belonging to either or neither side of the spectrum, making choices – or dealing with choices that were made for you – and the often forgotten perspective of being mixed.
The exhibition came together after two months of intensive research and practice by visual artist Faria van Creij-Callendar and artist, producer and composer QUANZA at Bureau Punt. During their artist residency, Faria and QUANZA embarked on a mission to find a certain truth that is in constant resonance with their creative outputs and aligns with their everyday life experience.
Drawing inspiration from each other’s creative expressions, the concept about cultural duality quickly arose. As they both have multiple cultural backgrounds, capturing duality was an objective they strived for by using newer techniques and scales than used in their previous work. This resulted in a dual exhibition consisting of paintings and music that resonate with each other and guide each other to form truth through correspondence.
Faria van Creij-Callender | A visual artist who works in a naive and surrealist manner and a pre-grad Fine Arts student at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst. She bases her work on duality, imbalance and the subtle symbolism created by daily life. Through a constant reinterpretation of personal symbols and figures, she creates compositions that embody temporary harmonies. With a free use of layers and detail, contrast is created through a visual and conceptual lens.
QUANZA | A Dutch-Surinamese artist, producer, guitarist, composer and Musicology student at Universiteit Utrecht. After hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time, QUANZA began teaching himself how to play guitar at the age of thirteen. A few years later Flying Lotus had the same effect on him, which started his journey as an electronic music producer. His eclectic musical vocabulary resonates through his productions as he combines live instrumentation with electronic music. As a result, his music fuses different aesthetics that range from electronic jazz to avant-garde hip hop.