Today I went to Boijmans’ Onderzeebootloods, XXXL Painting.
The submarine wharf is situated at Heijplaat (15 minutes by boat from Rotterdam) and contains XXXL work by artists Jim Shaw (USA), Chris Martin (USA) and Klaas Kloosterboer (NL). The wharf itself is very nice to walk through, because it still looks the same (I think) as it did from the establishment in 1937 until the 1980s when it went bankrubt.

Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw (1952), my favorite artist of the day. He uses old theater backdrops for his art work. You can recognize a lot of Surrealism and Pop Art influence.

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Jim Shaw

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tumblr_inline_ms3lt3fM8U1qz4rgpChris Martin (1954) – ‘After this you’re on your own…’

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Klaas KloosterboerKlaas Kloosterboer (1959). He makes a lot of abstract paintings which he constructs and deconstructs (making holes in it, fumble it, etc. and sometimes creates bigger than life size suits from it. (cool!)

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Klaas Klooterboer3Klaas Klooterboer (ouch, my eyes)