“The Study, The Work, The Oeuvre and The Collection” is a show of artistic duo V&B, opening this Friday at Galerie 10 in Utrecht.

V&B is the shared working name of Alex Jacobs and Ellemieke Schoenmaker, who started their collaboration in 2007 in Los Angeles. Their work deals with the relationships between the artist, the gallery and the collector. Ideas are transformed into photoshop collages and then turned into paintings, sculptures and installations. Using themselves and their friends as models, V&B try and comment on the art world in the broadest sense of the word.

“All we wanted was to be able to try things and to make mistakes. And if it didn’t work out or if people didn’t like it, it wouldn’t matter because V&B are already dead.”