The mysterious world of MONICA CROESE


Exposition PRIKKEL draad

The day before the opening there was an article in a big Dutch newspaper (De Volkskrant) An interview with the curator of the exposition. The proloque says:

On the exhibition Prikkeldraad we see the dark and uneasy side of sex. 'Glossynude' and 'SBS6-sex' have a drawback. (SBS 6 is a commercial TV station, they had softporn in the late hours of night, nowadays it's a rightminded commercial station but the slogan SBS6 sex is still be used) This is why curator and writer Claar Griffioen made this exhibition. This is her perspective.
The shady side of sex is also reality. No glossy dream sex, nothing manipulated, but the naked truth. Everybody know the drawback of sex, but most of the time we hide it away.

It was a great opening, the gallery looks great, a spatial gallery and as an old squatter i like the squat history of this gallery.  They do a lot for the neighborhood and also lots of activities for kids. The opening speech was held by professor  Henk Oosterling, philosopher. A speech with humour and eyeopeners. Great art, although there have to be more uneasyness for my personal flavour. Or maybe i don't feel uneasy easily about sex.  I am proud to be participant in this exhibition.  And who knows what new roads it will bring for me.  The world broadcasting services thought my drawings as one of their favourites. Yeay! And it was such fun to watch people looking at my drawings. I had to hold myself, feeling like a kiddie in a candystore. LOL A much much better experience than the artmarket i must say.  This feels good, tasting for more.
Oh yeah and not to forget: the music on this opening was awesome. Scherzo Mechanica: Peter Zegveld and Dolf Planteijdt.

Some impression photo's, not all good quality, but soon more..........
poster PRIKKELdraad

On the road, Rotterdam harbours.
Almost there, where all the people are.

Here they are, my babies.
Inbetween two masturbating men paintings.
What does he think of it?

Another spectator.

read:Prikkeldraad, about sexual sadness and uneasyness. Stories from different writers.
taste: salty peanuts 

hear: Suicide
 with Dream baby dream and after that Bjork with Unravel, such a beautiful song.....
touch:the soft fur of my redhaired tomcat Willie 
think:about art and several themes/concepts for next drawings and paintings 
feel:happy and exhited for new possibilities.


Caio Fern said...

"there goes the girl... ready to shine...."
this is what I said when I saw your photo at the street "almost there". hahaha.
This is so good Monica. I am trilled for you.
yes, yes, I wish I was by your side picking on people while they observe your work.
They look great by the way.
(...by the way, the day I masturbate on the same position of that man on the large painting by the side of your works... please shoot me with no mercy).

this is really good news, congratulations.... now.... all the best to you.

Helmi said...

Goed! Kunstwerken blijven inderdaad je kindjes. Heel veel succes met de expo.

erin said...

how very real and important but how i want more. more walls, monica, all of them filled with your flavor! this just seems right.


Whitney-Anne Baker said...

excellent - like your observations and how fascinating to watch poeple looking at your art! Go you!

Bitch said...

Yes, go for more!!!
And fill the walls with your paintings in another exhibition!!!
Better showing sex than violence!!!!!

Harry Kent said...

Faaaaaantastic! How exciting! And yes, what a thrill to watch strnagers approach your babies, so familiar to you, so fresh and new and alient to them. They are doors and windows. Who has the keys and eyes to enter?

And what a contrast, your exquisite small drawings beside that huge canvas! But it's your work that draws them in close for careful look.

So happy for this ray of sunshine in your life. Mega hugs.

Momo Luna said...

Ha, thank you for putting a smile upon my face dear Caio. That would be so great, having you by my side. I dream for real talking to each other, curious how that would be.
Hahaha i can never shoot you so that's a problem then. That painting is from a very welknown controversial painter for i have heard.

Kisses and more kisses for you.

Dank je wel Helmi. :-)

Thank you dear Erin. Yes this certainly tastes for more and i hope to have a solo exhibition soon. I have enough drawings to fill walls with it.

Yes it's great observing people watching your art. I must hold myself not to jump up and down like a child haha.
Thank you sweet Whitney Anne.

Walls with only my work would be great Monika, i'll do my best. So i have to step out and approaching gallery owners. Scary but thrilling as well.
I agree, most parents (overhere) haven't any problems with their children playing violent videogames, but nude people on photographs and art is too much. Ofcourse there are boundaries, but i think there's nothing wrong with nude people.

I like that Harry: doors and windows. Yes. Thank you so much for being happy for me, that is so sweet of you.

Crissant said...

While I saw the photos and read your words, I felt a positive expectation, like I was there.
I´m sure your work is one of the favorites. There´s no other way, we all fall in love by your drawings. They are really powerful!

I´m happy for you :)
This is really wonderful!
Love to you.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

happy for you too, and really congratulations! great works in this, very strong

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Thanks for posting the show.

Denise Scaramai said...

MOnica, was very exciting to read your report
and see you coming, the gallery, the works exhibited ... yeah!!!
this show is very interesting!
I'm sure will open many
new doors to you, dear!

renilde said...

Lieve Monica, this sounds and looks so good, i wish it all to bring you more possibilities and energy and inspiration, i have the feeling it already did, good for you girl, go for it! Your work deserves to be seen. x

Two Tigers said...

Dear Monica, add my voice to the chorus asking for a solo Momo Luna show! To see just a few of your works together in a public space makes me so happy, but to have a whole room full of your mysterious and powerful and sensual ladies - that would truly be an exhibit not for the weak of heart or mind! Your works are so alive, so demanding of as much honesty from the viewer as they put forth...

I am so proud and happy for you!

Momo Luna said...

Thank you Crissant for putting a smile upon my face while reading your kind comment. I heard the exposition is visited well, people from the entire Netherlands. :-)

Also lots of thank you for you Laura, dear friend.... xoxo

Your welcome Dan. :-)

I hope it will open new doors Denise, but it's already a positive thing happening to me.

Yes it already does lieve Renilde, and my inspiration and energy is blooming right now because of the wonderful weather, because of spring!

Dear Gabriella,
i hope to have a solo show soon, this exposition gived me enough confidence to write to galleries for exposition possibilities. If i finished the Malleus maleficarum series i will give it a try...
Hugs and kisses dear friend!