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Abdul Vas solo exhibiton “TON/TON GAME OVER”"

11/14fri -11/20thu 15:00-22:00
※off 11/17 mon
【party】11/15 (sat.) 17:00-23:00

produced by BLACKBOX

ARTIST profile

《Abdul Vas. 》

Born in Maracay, Venezuela, in 1981, he grew up living between Surinam, Guyana, and Belgium. He studied Fine Arts at EAVRA, Maracay, and later at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He has created handmade books and zines, photographs, collages, drawings, paintings and murals.

Since 2004, he has realized several solo exhibitions for commercial galleries in Europe and the Americas, and has participated in many group exhibitions. In 2009, he was selected for the Beijing Biennale; in the same year, he exhibited My 57 States AC/DC (Georgetown, Guyana).
Since 2010, he has been working on the project North-American Truckers and AC/DC Power, exhibited at SPACE ART, Sydney (Australia).

Abdul Vas lives and works in Amsterdam and Madrid.


マラカイEAVRA、アムステルダムGerrit Rietveld Academieにてファインアートを学ぶ。

2009年、北京ビエンナーレに招待される。同年、”My 57 States AC/DC”を発表。


about exhibition

My productions are an offering to AC/DC. Perhaps I am not close to them physically, but, in my heart I feel the absolute power that they shed upon me. For me, I can sense infinity by dedicating all these pieces to a band that has given everything to rock and roll. They have stood outside all trends and passing fashions, always true to themselves. They’re the greatest of all times and, thanks to them, in the engines of my trucks, you can hear the riffs of their powerful guitars. My desire is that everything should revolve around them directly, but always under the absolute control of their powerful music. I can’t explain this adoration in words—it’s something you have to feel. With regard to Malcolm Young’s legendary Jet Firebird, all I can say is that it is the indestructible core of this obsession called AC/DC=POWER. My truck does not possess a defined sexual condition, but what is obvious is that it is nourished by AC/DC to operate in some instances as musical and sexual governor, travelling around the galaxies handing out rock and roll and anal sex at all times to all people who are prepared to feel this power in their bodies and their souls in the event that they have souls. This sentence could be the best motto for some of my trucks. In my case, the sexuality that I am living has a very different aim from that of this ungovernable machine. What I understand as sexuality is for me a path I walk each day that operates as an emotional link for my development as a person and for establishing relations, fantasies, disappointments, friendships, beliefs, love, attitudes, and many other things, things that can’t always be revealed. As regards my machines, they have different types of sexuality and ways of operating. One of them is to generate orgasms automatically as long as you’re listening to music by people of the standing of Muddy Waters, ZZHill, LaVern Baker, and Little Milton, to mention some of the greatest, all of them protected by AC/DC. For me, it’s a question of hearing music that awakens your sexuality, letting yourself go, and if one day you climb onto one of my trucks, all your desires will be within your grasp! [laughs]


11/14(fri) Opening Reception
11/15(sat) party
11/16(sun) exhibition
11/17(mon) off
11/18(tue) exhibition
11/19(wed) exhibition
11/20(thu) Closing Party &live paint