press

DENNIS KLAAS HOEKSTRA:

SELECTED PRESS


 

Featured ArticleS


Modern Painters - Rising of the surface, Michael Slenske, September 2013

He’s got an incredible eye for detail
— Justin Lowe
There are rugged fold paintings—think of them as gutterized Hantais—that have traveled from California to New York in Hoekstra’s suitcase. From a distance, another canvas looks like an aquatic-toned Rothko with a plastic sheet overlaid at the top. The abstraction and flatness bend with the light and angles, and from up close the contours appear so rough that it seems lightning has charged the paint across the fabric.
— Michael Slenske

W Magazine - Rock of Ages: a famous Los Angeles rock club is reborn, Michael Slenske, July 2015

Hoekstra recreated the DJ booth and VIP room, with a painting of a Ziggy Stardust-ed David Bowie from Bingenheimer’s personal collection installed on a jagged, black faux-brick wall which Hoekstra made as an homage to the artist Gordon Matta-Clark.
— Michael Slenske

Los Angeles Magazine - An art installation revives one of the most glamorous clubs to rock the Sunset Strip, Alison Martino, September 2015

Dennis built the disco’s VIP booth and DJ booth exactly how they used to look. He even recreated the bricks! ...A lot of the posters and pictures in the installation are the same ones that were used in the actual English Disco and they all came from my collection. Dennis Hoekstra was very committed to this project and went out of his way to get every detail perfect.
— Rodney Bingenheimer

Art in AMERICA - Music: The Fell-Apart Team & the Bushes at Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, OCTOBER 2015

Sunset Boulevard is chock full of ghosts of entertainment’s past. Artist Dennis Hoekstra realized this when he learned the history of the building now occupied by ltd los angeles.
— A.I.A.

Domus Magazine - The Betty Roberts Room: Inside the Pacific Design Center, a room is deconstructed, broken, dimmed, shuttered, its white walls left only to be imagined, APRIL 2012

For the unsuspecting, the signal being sent reads, “do not enter.” How odd, a renovation of some sort being done at night. Did something go wrong in there? Did something malfunction? Interesting that the surroundings of this low-lit would-be mess deter some, while emboldening others.
— Katya Tylevich
 

Extended Press


·      Brad Elterman, "On the Run" - Featuring Selma Blair, March 2016, CARINE ROITFELD'S CR FASHION BOOK 8

·      Playboy Video, Join Dave Grohl and Pat Smear as They Visit L.A.'s Holiest David Bowie Sites, March 2016, PLAYBOY

·      Oliver Maxwell Kupper / AUTRE, Artist Dennis Hoekstra Recreates Rodney Bingenheimer's..., February 2016, AUTRE

·      Michele Bisceglia, L’Alba Di Un Nuovo Sunset, December 2015, HEARST MAGAZINES ITALIA, MARIE CLAIRE ITALIA

·      A.I.A Editors, Music: The Fell-Apart Team & the Bushes at Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, October 2015, ART IN AMERICA

·      Alison Martino, It’s All Happening! Rodney Bingenheimer’s Long Gone ’70s-Era Disco Returns, September 2015, LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE

·      Juliet Bennett Rylah, A '70s Glam Club Lives On..., September 2015, LAIST

·      Brad Elterman, Purple Night - Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco Pre Opening, July 2015, PURPLE MAGAZINE

·      Michael Slenske, Rock of Ages: A famous Los Angeles rock club is reborn, July 2015, W MAGAZINE

·      Elise Gallant, Purple Diary - Highlights from the Spring/Break Art Show, March 2015, PURPLE MAGAZINE

·      Art Observed Editors, A Cave Installation by Dennis Hoekstra, December 2014, ART OBSERVED INSTAGRAM

·      Scott Indrisek, 5 Must-See Gallery Shows: “Go With the Flow”, August 2014, BLOUIN ARTINFO

·      Michael Slenske, Spray it Loud, July 2014, W MAGAZINE

·      Dave Wilfert, Adventures in Spray Painting, July 2014, THE WORLD'S BEST EVER

·      Michael Bilsborough, Disperse!, July 2014, SVA BLOG

·      Dave Wilfert, Art Tonight in New York, July 2014, THE WORLD'S BEST EVER

·      Timeout Editors, Critic's Pick: Go With The Flow, July 2014, TIMEOUT NEW YORK

·      Michael Slenske, Introducing Dennis Hoekstra: Rising of the Surface, September 2013, MODERN PAINTERS MAGAZINE

·      Peter Frank, Betty Roberts Room, June 1, 2012, THE HUFFINGTON POST

·      Catherine Wagley, Does the Pacific…, September 2012, LA WEEKLY

·      Alex Zafiris, Hybrid Space, September 2012, BOMB MAGAZINE

·      Katya Tylevich, The Betty Roberts Room, April 2012, DOMUS MAGAZINE

·      Catherine Wagley, Lost in the Blue Whale, April 2012, LA WEEKLY

·      Modern Luxury Editors, Dennis Hoekstra + Noah Olmsted Open..., March 2012, MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE

·      Jennifer Herrema, Sunset Strip English Disco, July 2011, VOLCOM

·      Coagula Editors, LA Art World Openings, August 2011, COAGULA ART JOURNAL

·      Robert Patterson, Artist Profile: Dennis Hoekstra, May 2010, REVOLVER JOURNAL

·      Skye Parrott, Overexposure at Miami Basel, Dec 2010, DOSSIER JOURNAL