V&B (Alex Jacobs en Ellemieke Schoenmaker)🇳🇱
V&B (Alex Jacobs en Ellemieke Schoenmaker) is an artist duo founded in Los Angeles in 2007. In their paintings, sculptures and installations they often comment on the (art)world with some form of self-mockery. Their work combines historic references with borrowed elements from the media and popular culture. Both spontaneous inspiration as critical interest reveal unexpected combinations that invite the viewer to search for commonly missed connotations.
V&B have had multiple solo and group exhibitions in National and International museums, exhibition spaces an galleries. Amongs others: Torrance Art Museum, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, TENT Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Galerie Jaap Sleper and Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago. Next to exhibitions they have received many awards and stipendia. Among others: The New Rembrandt by the AVRO, Royal Painting Prize and Stipendium Established Artist at the Mondriaan fund. Their work can be found in both private and other collections. For example Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Voorlinden, VU Medical Centre, AKZO NOBEL Art Foundation and Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.