Pop Land


Open borders to Pop Surrealism

The new exhibition of KochxBos Gallery – Popland – shows the crème de la crème of Pop Surrealism art, made by sixteen internationally renowned artists who haven’t exhibited in the Netherlands before. They come together in a show curated by our artist Ciou.


It is a world based on narrative and fairy tale structures, filled with historical figures and icons of pop culture. A vivid society with an eerie, carnivalesque sense of humor. The art draws our attention to issues of contemporary society such as overpopulation, growing up, and nature. Popland shows futuristic otherworldly perspectives.

Art made in Popland is always highly technically skilled and detailed, which makes entering this entertaining world an enriching experience. The great thing is: you will always take some happy, but slightly disconcerting souvenirs home with you. Duty Free.

Participating artists

Jennybird Alcantara USA – Sunny Buick USA – Ciou FR – Yoko d’ Holbachie JP – Naoto Hatori JP – Guillaume Josué FR – Aya Kakeda JP – Jang Koal KOR – Travis Louie USA – Travis Lampe USA – Junko Mizuno JP – Malojo FR – Kathie Olivas USA – Brandt Peters USA – Adam Wallacavage USA – Casey Weldon USA

Curator Ciou

Strengthened by our 10-year partnership, we asked Ciou to bring the best from her circle of friends to Amsterdam. Artists who have already earned their spurs in the USA, Japan, Korea and France. Big names such as Junko Mizuno, Casey Weldon, Ciou, Travis Louie and Jennybird Alcantara. We believe this is the largest collection Pop Surrealism works ever brought together in the Netherlands!
KochxBos Gallery

KochxBos Gallery is committed to new and cutting edge art. Rewarded by Top Ten independent galleries by The Guardian we provide a stage for artists to explore their ideas of tolerance and liberation in art.

With artists like Ray Caesar, Claire Partington, Dadara and Sarah Maple we contribute to some challenging trending topics. When visiting the gallery you will be surprised by high class alienating paintings and figures.

KochxBos Gallery aims to serve and promote artists that add an intellectual and/or aesthetic value to present time. This can be a search in the of (un)conscious motives of human nature – Ray Caesar, Martine Johanna, Meryl Donoghue, Zoe Byland, the emancipation of our society – Sarah Maple, Claire Partington, Dadara or experiments in visual perception – Bethany de Forest, Ciou.

The gallery tries to astonish its audience with different and surprising views on who we are as human beings. To name a few, Claire Partington shows historical ceramic figures giving intelligent comments on our time, while Feminist activist Maple brings us an sometimes provoking insights on different cultures. The artist Dadara gives us different perspectives on social media and our world while Michel Houellebecq’s Jed Martin makes us believe that describing art can be even more powerful as the visual art itself.

KochxBos Gallery invites you to enter an art world full of ideas and artists that visualize these on a beautiful surprising way. The KochxBos Gallery was established in 2005 by Esther Koch and Hans Bos. A controversial, colorful, avant-garde gallery in the center of Amsterdam.

I have two pieces in this show:

Popland – Open borders to Pop Surrealism

Group show with 16 international artists

Exhibition on view September 23 until October 17 –
with or without appointment at regular opening hours

KochxBos Gallery Amsterdam
Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat 36
1015 NR Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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