Article: ‘The Paintings of Miko Veldkamp: Windows to a Cosmopolitan’s Memory and Imagination’

Miko Veldkamp, Unlearners, 2021. Photography Tom Carter. Courtesy the artist and Workplace Gallery London.

Miko Veldkamp’s paintings are layered windows into a cosmopolitan environment in which figures, memories, colors and cultures blend… During the walk to Miko Veldkamp’s studio in New York, Kwame Anthony Appiah’s theory of cosmopolitanism comes to my mind… The reproduction of memory through painting and in relation to his diverse cultural backgrounds are among the themes the artist explores. I realize that being in dialogue with the environment and the people that inhabit it, is just as relevant to Veldkamp as it is to Appiah.

Read the article on Metropolis M’s website.