First Contact


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Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents the first solo exhibition by the 21-year-old Dutch creator RAIDER. The exhibition ‘First Contact’ shows a wide and colourful selection of sculptures, silkscreen prints, digital artworks, neon designs, and wall objects. RAIDER transformed the two floors of the gallery into an exciting art experience, introducing the character Scoop.

RAIDER (2002) lives and works in Amsterdam, he studied Creative Design in Utrecht. 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 the 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 entirely handcrafted and painted.

Exhibition ‘First Contact’
Wanrooij Gallery
KNSM-laan 301, Amsterdam
11 May – 26 August, 2023

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