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ELISABETE ALMEIDA
paintings

10 – 12 february 2023

opening saturday from 16:00

“A Portuguese artist based in Amsterdam, who, through painting, found that one can speak so much and so loud!

I was once told that an artist is anyone who has something to say to the world, and I, with a mind filled with thoughts, started to paint to externalize them, blending colors and textures to speak a language where words have no meaning. 

The abstract is my style of excellency, it allows me to express my thoughts as I want, however, allows the viewer to have their own interpretation, triggering different emotions in each individual viewer.”

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ECE ABAY KERCI
paintings

24 – 26 february 2023

opening saturday from 16:00

I find inspiration from the places I travel but most of all Istanbul, New York, Rome, Paris, Stockholm has influenced my creative style and process. I create art because art is not only a self reflection of my inner emotions but also the connection with our spiritual heritage. I specialize in woodcut prints on both paper and canvas and I focus on Ancient Temples as a way of finding our path through the light of our ancestors’ reflection on earth. I also enjoy working with sculpture, especially bronze molding.

My art style is symbolist expressionist. I am motivated by history, nature, animals, music, different cultures. I’ve been creating art for 22 years. My favorite artist is Yayoi Kusama and I find their work to be transcendental and immersive as it creates an obsessional impact as you glaze into their depth! I connect with the art community through gatherings, gallery and exhibition openings, social media and online channels. My work has shown at Agora Gallery in NYC, Bruce Gallery and Bates Gallery in Pennsylvania USA, Chelsea Art Society 71st Annual Exhibition in London, Karl & Ein Art Gallery in Istanbul, London, mayfair miartgallery and latest will be again Nyc this year in 2023 with Agora Gallery again.

 

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MARIAN VISSER &
CAROLINE KIEBOOM
paintings & sculptures

24 mar. – 30 mar. 2023

opening saturday 25 march from 16:00

Marian Visser is a painter and art teacher. She works with oil paint and mixed media. The addition of textile or recycled fabrics creates more layering and relief, both literally and figuratively. The atmosphere that emerges in her work is that of wonder about natural phenomena and the effect on us as observers. Her love for skies is evident in this. Personal experiences are also incorporated into more abstract works. She works in thematic series. Fascinated by the way in which color, light and space manifest themselves on the canvas, she expresses intense emotional experiences and involvement in current events.
 


Caroline Kieboom
paintings and ceramic work are technically founded in her professional career as an art teacher. Since she bought a French home with an art studio in the garden in 2011, she is most productive as an artist. Every free moment she experiments with the elements earth, water and fire to create ceramics. In her paintings she tries to capture light. The endless ways in which light colours our world intrigues her. Cycles of nature are the biggest inspiration. In particular, the healing power in nature, through which everything that lives renews itself again and again. Sometimes traumas leave scars, that results in fascinating new structures. Recurrent themes are growth or connection. She loves to be surprised by playing with shapes, colours, paint, clay, water and fire.
 

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TALI FARCHI
paintings

14 apr. – 16 apr. 2023

opening saturday 15 April from 16:00

 

Everything and everyone is interesting.
Everything and everyone have a story to tell or to paint.
Any landscape figure or still life can be a subject for Tali Farchi’s paintings.
Her free and wild brushstrokes seem to try to liberate her subjects from the mundane, searching for the shapes and movements, and the space in between. 
That space between the leaves, where the air emerges, the different color values, layers and transparencies, these are the materials that particularly interest Farchi’s work.
Another aspect of her work are the multimedia performances where she has been cooperating with dancers and actors.  In these performances she seizes the moment with quick freehand drawing, building a dialogue between dance, music, and acting, transforming the movement and sound to her brushstrokes . The same goes for the paintings she creates in the studio in the old city center of Zwolle or when she goes out in nature for her PleinAir retreats.
 The shades of green and yellow are dominant in her works, and if you can tell, the green is a green that Tali mixes and creates herself, so she can reach all the subtle shades of nature sprouting in front of her.
       


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ILSE VALKENBURG
paintings

12 May – 14 May 2023

Opening on Saturday,  May 13th from 16:00h

 

Ilse works with different techniques and materials, intuitively, impulsively, from her feelings, pushing boundaries and fighting with the material. Ilse’s work is abstract or figurative, mostly women figures. You can recognise her work by the use of color, the materials like clay and pigments from nature..
   

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FEMKE MOEDT
painting / collage

19 – 21 may. 2023

opening saturday from 16:00

The Amsterdam based Visual Artist
Moedt has been working on an introspective oeuvre related to gender since 2021.

With their Non-binary portraits, the artist is not only concerned with physical appearances, but more importantly, to translate a fragmented, inner world into expressive and meaningful (mixed media) paintings.The work can be recognized by its powerful compositions, strong contrasts and the use of magazine cut outs (collage) in combination with painting.

Moedt studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and obtained the diploma in Visual Arts in 2010.
In addition to the art practice, Femke is also a host and social media coordinator at art space NDSM FUSE, located at the NDSM LOODS in the north of Amsterdam.

 

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SRAVANI PANCHAVATI
“Waft of Wilderness” paintings

02 – 09 june, 2023

Opening on Saturday,  June 3 from 16:00h

 

Sravani is an Indian Visual Artist currently living in Amsterdam. 
Her creative practice is inspired by daily interactions with nature. Simple things like golden sun rays kissing lush green leaves, the sound of a stream of water in a quiet forest, the depth of the ocean and the colours of the sky during a sunset- these things excite Sravani’s senses. She likes to call her paintings ‘Earth Inspired’. 

Sravani likes to capture the essence of her subject through an expressive colour palette and rich impasto strokes. Through her art, she intends to bring a piece of this creation/nature close to the viewer and hopes to help them build a deep connection with it.

   

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THIJS WESTERBEEK

29 sep. – 01 oct. 2023 from 12-18h
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

 

Brings out the beauty of the stone by simplifying shapes as much as possible with few or no details, less is more.

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FREDERIK GROOS

23 sep. – 29 sep. 2022 from 12-18h

opening saturday from 16:00 – 22:00, 24 september

 

Frederik Groos is a tree hugger.
Through the natural landscape, through “hugging” trees in particular, we feel connected to the original design of the world. Paradoxically, to express this connection, we use language and images, which, uniquely human, creates distance from the natural world. Creating images and uttering names are ritual acts, resulting in icons of worship that reflect on our inevitable exile. Original Sin is his work’s central motif, resulting in a series of paintings depicting the pendulum of growth and decay in striking detail. Thus he paints the tree of knowledge one picture at a time.

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OLIVIER CALKOEN

9 / 10 / 11 september 2022
opening saturday from 16:00 – 22:00, 10 
september

 

South African/ Dutch abstract art photographer Olivier Calkoen has perfected his style through self-exploration.
Inspired by the beauty in nature, Olivier aims to fuel people’s imaginations through making normally unseen environments visible to the naked eye.
Olivier explores self-made macro and abstract worlds as well as the conceptual beauty in everyday life, from crystals to minerals and metals. This website is a showcase of his best work.
Olivier: ‘’Using a macro lens allows you to explore beyond what we perceive as reality, opening up a whole new world of artistry.’

 

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THIJS WESTERBEEK

16 sep. – 18 sep. 2022 from 12-18h
OPENING with Cocktails from 17:00h 

 

Brings out the beauty of the stone by simplifying shapes as much as possible with few or no details, less is more.

OBRAS d’ESPAñA
Adriana Landzaad & Rudolph van Rosmalen

2 sep. – 4 sep. 2022 from 12-18h
OPENING Saturday 3 september 
from 16:00h – 18:00h

 

ADRIANA LANDZAAD – drawings, paintings
After the observation of a form or situation, that has my attention and is memorized, I put down, in an artistic way the feeling it gave to me.
I work on my intuition without a plan. Drawing is for me very pure and essential. Painting, mixed media and objects getting, slowly form, during the process of creation.

Lives and works in Holland and Spain

 

RUDOLPH VAN ROSMALEN – jewelery, sculpturs
My forms and jewels originate, partly, through the material. I don’t use a drawning. In my jewelery, with feathers, I show my poetic side. In my rings I’m surching for monumentality. Bracelet are often a combination of materials or they get shape because they are unusual materials.

Lives and works in Holland and Spain. 

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SLÁVKA KRÁTKÁ

July 22 – 29,  2022 

Slávka Krátká was born in 1961. She studied construction engineering – designing, and she worked in the field for a number of years. Besides her profession, nevertheless, she also pursued drawing. When she had met her future husband, academic painter Lubomír Krátký, more than twenty-seven years ago, she started to deal in greater detail with the technique of drawing and later also painting, with his help. She decided for working with acrylic paints.

In her graphic art, her first inclination was mostly to cubism and abstract art. Over time, however, her work got more and more closer to naive style, which is most typical for Slávka Krátká.

She first introduced her paintings to the public four years ago at an exhibition in Prague, and she immediately noted unusual success. She captivated both Czech and foreign visitors. Her work is represented in private collections in Europe, the USA, Canada or Australia.

The paintings of Slávka Krátká also caught the attention of many world galleries. In 2019 she showed her paintings at an exhibition in Milan and Hong Kong. In 2020 she showed her paintings in Prague and Berlin. In 2021 she was represented in the Embassy Row in Washington DC with Ambassador of the Czech Republic Hynek Kmoníček and in 2023 she is planning to prepare exhibitions in Macao and for great success again in Hong Kong.

 

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MARLOES BOMERS

27 / 28 / 29 may 2022
opening 16:00 – 22:00, 28 may

Marloes Bomers is a painter and also draws en works with ink, collage and mixed media. She works from perception as well as from imagination. In her work her feelings and thinking with both head and hands come together. It comes forth out of her fascinations and wonder and she embraces serendipity. She looks for interesting and often whimsical forms that can also represent other forms. She works in series where she starts figuratively with a subject to end up with more abstract work by enlarging or reducing or by omitting more and more.
You are welcome to experience her work during the exhibition.

 

SLEEPWALKER
Vr installation

06 may – 09 may.  2022 from 12-18h
OPENING 07 may at 17:00h

 

My artist name is Sleepwalker. I graduated from MA art and science (Fine art) in Central Saint Martins in UK. I love to make real-time interactive installations which combine with multimedia such as VR, AR and projection mapping. My intention is to let the audience have a strong perception of fractal feedback loop of themselves and interact with them.
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nulle part ailleurs / nergens anders
bart oomes, salimah gablan, maarten kools 

8 / 9 / 10 april 2022
soft opening 16:00 – 20:00, 8 april
opening 16:00 – 22:00, 9 april

Je wordt niet bedrogen door je ogen in deze expositie, toch wil je tweemaal kijken. nulle part ailleurs/nergens anders gaat over waar realisme surrealisme wordt. Wat je ziet is precies wat het is, maar wat is het?

 

Bart Oomes
De fascinatie voor het onverwachte en de schoonheid van de ontregeling is de grote drijfveer in zijn werk. Of het nu gaat om het vertellen van een absurd verhaal, ingrijpen in de werkelijkheid met chirurgische precisie of het beeldhouwen van zijn stills met grote finesse; er is altijd deze vraag: “Waar kijk ik eigenlijk naar?”‘


Salimah Gablan

Een gevoel van vervreemding is een belangrijk thema in het werk van Salimah Gablan. Met humor en nieuwsgierigheid speelt ze met vorm en vervorming. Door te vouwen vertaalt ze
uiterlijke schijn naar het verhaal van haar innerlijke wereld.



Maarten Kools

Clair-obscur is het eerste waar je aandenkt als je de fotografie van Maarten Kools bestudeert. Zowel in z’n portretten als in z’n stillevens draait het om contrast. Het toont een wereld die echt lijkt, maar niet de onze is. “van schilderij naar werkelijkheid, van fotografie naar schilderij” is het uitgangspunt voor de fotografie die in deze serie wordt getoond.

 

BAS ANDRIES 

Photo exhibition

12 mar. – 18 mar. 2022
OPENING
 Saturday 12 march from 14:00h – 19:00h

Bas andries is a cameraman and photographer. Each photo tells its own story, based on universal themes such as love and seduction or personal memories of the photographer.
The quality of these magical underwater compositions is partly determined by light, reflection and darkness. This you find also in the series of floral still lifes. Andries refers to the 17th century masters of Dutch and Flemish painting. Everything is real, nothing is ‘photoshopped’. 

THIJS WESTERBEEK

10 okt. – 11 okt.
OPENING at Saturday october 10 from 17:00h

Brings out the beauty of the stone by simplifying shapes as much as possible with few or no details, less is more.

 

CEES NOUWENS

11 sep. – 12 sep. 2021
OPENING at Saturday September 11 from 16:00h

Brings out the beauty of the stone by simplifying shapes as much as possible with few or no details, less is more.

 

GERT KOK

27 aug. – 03 sep. 2021
OPENING at Saturday August 28 from 18:00h
 

His current work shows the freedom of the creative mind, he allows compositions to arise while painting. With his irrational approach, he manages to realize a fascinating play of lines, surfaces, colours, movement and tension which keeps the viewer captivated and continues to fascinate. The vast majority of his work is of significant sizes. As a result, all of Gert’s works have a powerful impression.

 

FRANK NIJHOFF

28 aug. – 30 aug.

The work of Frank Nijhoff is mostly abstract, and he can best express himself using materials that can be sculpted in a three dimensional shape. First with ceramics, shortly with blown glass, and now mostly in stone: serpentine, alabaster, Belgian bluestone, gala, steatite, etc. Stone is resilient, unruly, brings interesting surprises, but also gives a good result and a rewarding process: For him that final product is important – it should look good shouldn’t it? – but also the process of searching for shape, finding the limits of a stone, creating meaning out of a rough lump. And not to limit himself to a one-sided product, but it should be a three dimensional work with all sides integrated – even the inside in some of his latter pieces. 

 

 

DYON SCHEIJEN


The unique signature of Dyon Scheijen Art nondiscriptive, but says everything’. This is how artist Dyon Scheijen (1970) describes his abstract artworks. Art and audiology meet each other in his sound absorbing paintings, where art meets science. Eventhough his paintings aren’t filled with illustrations, an attentive viewer is able to see volumes. This creates an interesting suspense, which increases by the use of your own imagination..

13 March  – 16 March

CYRRILE GAUMY

 

OPENING Saturday 14 March from 17.00h

Self-taught visual artist and sculptor, passionate about mechanics, Cyrille collects, recycles, awakes and transforms long neglected objects and raw materials.

Scraps of inox, iron and copper, ordinary massproduced objects are turned into unexpected beauties, poetic sculptures setting aside the usual aspect of everyday items so as to exalt in our contemporary gaze.

24 January  – 26 January

MONIQUE de MEYERE

 

OPENING Friday 24 January from 17.00h

Experience an exclusive selection of paintings & artboxes by Monique De Meyere. 

 

 

13 Dec  – 15 Dec

MAJA VUCETIC & WIEPKO TERPSTRA

OPENING Vrijdag 13 December om 17.00 uur

Exclusive schilderijen selectie van Maja Vucetic en kleurrijke keramische beelden van Wiepko Terpstra. 

 

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30 Nov (from 16:00) – 1 Dec (until 17:00)

MAUP NIKKELS SCULPTURES

Maup Nikkels’s sculptures distort and distend, Inviting the viewer to look longer. Their curved surfaces entail an elastic quality.

The abstract pieces can also be characterised by their clear and mathematical shape and a sturdy finish that shows the tools, The craftsmanship and the
hand of the maker.

 

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15 Nov – 17 Nov

STUDIO SKÖN POP UP STORE

We have an exclusive selection of Furniture, Art, Books and Photographs from Amsterdam based artists and some vibrant live performances.

05 Oct – 06 Oct

Maartje Seyferth & Victor Nieuwenhuijs

Maartje Seyferth exposeert nieuwe en oude schilderijen & Victor Nieuwenhuijs exposeert stills uit de film “Venus in Furs”

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