GRIMM presents nine assemblages and paintings by renowned Dutch artist Woody van Amen (NL, 1936). Van Amen’s long career has seen his oeuvre span a wide variety of practices ranging from painting to sculpture, kinetic art, zero and arte povera, to organizing happenings and performances. He was one of the very first artists to incorporate Perspex, neon and plastics into his work. What has remained a key component in all his works is the use of everyday elements, which he elevates to become symbols. Van Amen works with ready-mades, using material itself as a means, other than the depicted material used – and thereby making it more real and tangible.