“Dance Dance Revolution”, is Thijs Zweers’ new series named after a famous computer game where physical action has a reaction in a digital world, enticing the player to continue playing. The series consists of charcoal drawings combined with neon lighting. Zweers makes his drawings using screenshots of virtual scenes that he usually make himself, but sometimes comes across on the Internet. These virtual paradise-like pictures show the volatility of the Internet and can present itself as an utopian environment adapting itself to the needs of the beholder, smartly disguised as reality.
Thijs Zweers, Dance Dance Revolution III, 2019
Background Thijs Zweers (1986) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied at the Vrije Kunst Academie, Amsterdam and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem where he graduated in 2011. Works by Zweers have been shown in venues like Drawing Centre Diepenheim, Art Rotterdam, Torch Gallery, Arti et Amicitiae, and This Art Fair. The City of Amsterdam and De Nederlandsche Bank have included work by Zweers in their collection.
Works currently on show
Dance Dance Revolution VII (2020)
Dance Dance Revolution VIII (2020)
Dance Dance Revolution IX (2020)
Dance Dance Revolution X (2020)