afra eisma – solo exhibition
at the Fries Museum Leeuwarden, NL
on sight from 27 march 2021
The Fries museum in Leeuwarden will open an interesting textile exhibition by the young talent Afra Eisma on 27 march 2021.
Afra Eisma (1993) creates intimate worlds that explode with colour and energy. Her work includes tufted carpets, ceramics, drawings, paintings and textiles that lead to radiant tactile installations centred on connection and generosity. The Fries Museum presents her first solo museum exhibition from 27 March 2021.
Eisma will transform the rooms into immersive installations. In each room she expresses an emotion that she connects with the stomach, the heart and the mouth. Guides, sometimes in the form of animals, lead the visitor from one room to another. The installations are a meeting of life and art: she literally interweaves life experiences in her work. The exhibition is a reflection on Eisma’s own vulnerability.
Afra Eisma is a young talent who was recently selected for the Unfair, and nominated for the Piket Art Prize. Eisma studied Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) and at Central Saint Martin's (London). She lives and works in The Hague and was nominated for the Royal Prize for Free Painting in 2018. She has previously exhibited at Vleeshal Middelburg, 1646 Den Haag, Stroom (The Hague) and Art Rotterdam.