Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents the first solo exhibition of the young creator Raider
Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents the first solo exhibition by the 21-year-old Dutch creator RAIDER from 11 May until 26 August 2023.
The exhibition ‘First Contact’ shows a wide and colourful selection of sculptures, silkscreen prints, digital artworks, neon designs, and wall objects. RAIDER transforms the two floors of the gallery into an exciting art experience, introducing the character Scoop. RAIDER represents a new, young generation of contemporary artists. With a great passion for art, his iconic sculptures of the fictional character Scoop have gained attention from gallery owners and art collectors around the world since 2020. The creator experiments with all available techniques and materials in a traditional way.
The new and sparkling work of RAIDER has its own unique signature. It is fresh, pure, and colourful. For the design of figure Scoop, spheres are used as primal elements, referring to the science of discovering extraterrestrial life forms. The storyteller draws inspiration from film, animation, music, and travel.
Scoop is from another planet and is now discovering our world and its inhabitants. Scoop is friendly, curious, and reflects on human behaviour with a childlike innocence. The Scoop sculptures are made of resin, and are available as Limited Editions in a variety of colours and sizes, from small (10 cm) to monumental (180 cm). Bronze is also used by the creator. Each sculpture is completely handcrafted and painted.
RAIDER (2002) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied Creative Design in Utrecht. The creator’s autonomous work has been presented at art fairs such as Art Miami, Art Karlsruhe, KunstRAI in Amsterdam, and Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam, London, and New York. After a pop-up store presentation during the Milan Design Week 2023, his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands is scheduled at Wanrooij Gallery.