‘Second Nature’ is the first UK institutional solo show of Suriname born Dutch-Indonesian painter Miko Veldkamp. Continuing his exploration on race, privilege and cross-cultural identity, Veldkamp has created a new body of large scale paintings where literal and symbolic references to disperse places come together in the artist’s layered process and unique painterly lexicon.
The geographical coordinates of Lake Gallery and the artist’s experience of living across distant places will function as the departure point for Veldkamp’s dreamlike scenes and psychological landscapes. As the viewer moves from east to west and north to south of the gallery, the landscapes and environments within the works on display will transform, reflecting the navigation of various degrees of otherness and the artist’s play with conflicting histories.
Miko Veldkamp is represented by Workplace.
This exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council England, Workplace and Partizan.