looking at the elaborate range of works by dutch artist peer veneman  one quickly notices he has gone through many cycles of artistic exploratory development to get where he is now. inspired by minimalism, veneman launched his career by crafting abstract-geometric work from pieces of rusty iron, but gradually developed an eclectic vocabulary of his own that would incorporate various styles and references. a choice of unconventional materials is paired with the execution and finish of a true perfectionist. opening fri - apr 4 [5pm-7pm] at nieuw dakota gallery in amsterdam is a retrospective of veneman's work, the very first showcase in fifteen years. entitled heavy load, it presents a number of exemplary pieces, including the artist's newest body of work which are a gripe against omnipresent consumerism. consequently these have been made from recycled materials and coated with synthetic resin, but in a surprising and total contradiction they're taken form of commercial objects. location: nieuw dakota gallery, ms. van riemsdijkweg 41b [noord].