Pieter Laurens Mol @ Stedelijk Museum Breda, the Netherlands
Playful, poetic and layered: a description of Breda-born artist Pieter Laurens Mol’s work. From 23 July, the Stedelijk Museum Breda will present a selection of his work from 1965 to the present in a large solo exhibition called ' Night Flight', an ode to darkness.
This is the first time in 30 years that such a large collection of this internationally renowned artist’s works can be seen in one exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is the colour black and the various meanings of darkness. For Mol, the colour black and darkness represent much more than death and destruction. Since his youth, he has been fascinated by the symbolic and scientific meanings of darkness, as they appear in melancholy or astronomy for instance. His works, ranging from sculptures, installations and paintings to photographs, drawings and graphical works, are further inspired by alchemy, natural sciences, mythology, national history and ancient art. The exhibition will be accompanied by special projects throughout the city of Breda, emphasizing Mol's connection to the city of his birth, including exhibitions, public artworks and educational programmes.
Night Flight is on view from 23 July to 13 November 2022