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Atelier58 & Studio 2323 

05 – 11 april 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h

Amber and Arina are two young painters with a beautiful studio in the city center of Zwolle. This meter-high space is filled with their own modern, abstract art, and visitors can watch them work every day. The two enjoy experimenting with different shapes, textures and colors, with an emphasis on the interplay of balance.

Atelier58 is known for its colorful, vibrant and textured works, but Amber and Arina also embrace the challenge of simplicity. That’s why they incorporate subdued tones in their minimalist paintings. To maintain the dynamics, they also play with various materials and layering techniques in these works. The shared objective is for each piece to evoke a sense of joy in its own distinctive manner. Alongside portraits and figurative works, Arina specializes in paintings where various lines converge. Meanwhile, Amber concentrates on vibrant splash paintings and compositions featuring blocks and lines.

 

Studio 2323 Designer duo Carmen Heuvelmans & Sander Schram

 

Neuro Aesthetic Cube 
Product design and neuroscience. Two words you don’t often see in one sentence, yet according to Carmen Heuvelmans and Sander Schram of Studio 23:23, it makes sense to bring these worlds together. “Our brain responds very differently to straight lines than to flowing ones,” Carmen explains. “We even experience sharp angles and straight lines as frightening. We also feel more attracted to a design without a abrupt ending.” This information is valuable to the design duo. They took into account these neurocognitive preferences and incorporated all the features that people perceive as positive into a series of light designs, NeuroAesthetic Cubes. “This way, you are automatically drawn to the amorphous openings in the cube, and the curved lines exude tranquility.” They initially handcrafted the first models from a block of plaster. They then made a 3D scan of the models, which served as the foundation for the 3D-printed light objects. They applied several layers of plaster and a final coating of natural resin. The two complement each other well: Carmen has a background in neuroscience and design, while Sander specializes in light and film. This year, Carmen will further delve into neuroaesthetics, the field of neuroscience that deals with the production and perception of art. For this purpose, she will temporarily depart for Rome to study at the University of Medicine and Surgery Tor Vergata. “There is still much to be explored and implemented, as currently there is still a striking amount of design and architecture with a sleek formal language.”

 

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HAGGITH VAN HEES

12 – 18 april 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h

Haggith’s work is distinguished by her ability to integrate emotional depth and story into her paintings. Her palette is infused with vibrant colors that evoke emotions and moods, and the compositions often tell a story that invites the viewer to introspection. Through her art she tries to make a connection between the viewer and the essence of her own experiences and feelings.

Haggith’s paintings are not only visual masterpieces, but also a reflection of her deep involvement with the world around her. She continues to evolve as an artist, constantly looking for new sources of inspiration and challenges to push her creative boundaries. Haggith’s journey, which started as a child admiring art, has grown into an impressive artistic journey that stimulates the senses and fuels the imagination..

 

 

 

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BAS SEBUS

Paintings

19 – 25 apr, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

Bas Sebus (1961) is autodidact and worked in a realistic painting style until 2016. The paintings are based on literary or philosophical subjects. No still lifes or real landscapes but painted ideas. In recent years, Sebus has also been making more abstract work. The composition is made based on images from the real world. In many cases, a watercolor is first made, which then becomes the starting point for an oil painting.

Sebus participated twice in the Exhibition for the Royal Prize for Free Painting. From 2000 to 2004 he made panels for several cruise ships of the Holland America Line.

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ERSIN EKEN 

03 – 05 may. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h

The self-destruction

 

 

 

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OLAF BISSCHOFF 

10 – 16 may. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h

Olaf Bisschoff’s new paintings draw inspiration from his childhood fever dreams, where he experienced intense, three-dimensional shapes in his home. These memories influenced his art, leading to paintings featuring complex geometries and ‘Escher nightmares’. The works combine pure form and color with a personal exploration of pressure and emotion.The series incorporates elements from Finnish non-figurative abstraction and the Russian Avant Garde Supremacist movement, highlighting the artist’s role as both creator and imitator. It comments on the idea that all art is a reinterpretation of existing concepts. Familiar artwork titles are repurposed, giving a nostalgic and critical look at originality in art. The paintings align with the mid-century modernist revival, experimenting with well-known images in new contexts, representing the cyclical nature of artistic creation.


 

 

 

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JANINA BRUGMAN-LANDSMARK
sculptures

17 May – 23 May, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

My name is Janina Landsmark, born on the sunny and colorful island of Curaçao. Working and experimenting with clay gives me a lot of peace and relaxation and with clay I can express myself, both in shape and color. The clay world is boundless.
For example, I create objects and abstract shapes that contain movement, I decorate the skin of my objects with many colors and structure.
I combine form and colors and these should delight me and the viewer. Shape and color should be in harmony and balance.
I get my inspiration from the beautiful and vibrant colors of the island of Curaçao. Both of the colorful houses and the folkloric costumes of the island.
I make my work from stoneware, clay or porcelain.
Color makes life happy and it helps you to get to know yourself. My work is a reflection of how I am and how I am in life. My language is the language of color, it is sparkling, warm, cheerful and positive

 

Santiago Acosta Diaz
Hidden between volcanoes and in the forests of Gran Nicoya (Central America) resides a community, which has been making ceramics since many thousands of years. When the Spaniards discovered the site in 1503, they were in awe and deeply impressed by the sheer quality and beauty of these ceramics. Since then, art historians and connaisseurs regard the ceramic pieces originating from this region among America’s very best.

The tradition of ceramic-manufacturing has continued to exist and evolve until the present day. From the 90’s onwards, most ceramists have switched from producing utensils to creating art pieces in their own right. The superior quality, originality and pureness of the objects didn’t remain unnoticed. Since then, the greatest talents are represented in major museums worldwide. The most intricate and elaborate objects featuring infinately varying geometrical and nature inspired patterns continue to mesmerise peple from around the globe.

 

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JOMARY
BIERENBROODSPOT
&
MEGAN LEE

paintings

24 May – 06 June, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

My artworks are a fusion of my love for nature and love for creating art. Art saved me. I found self-reconciliation and inner peace through it. “The drips” as I called them are my meditations along side the hidden or not so hidden swallow birds and ladybugs due to their good luck and positive symbols. They are perfect charms and I love them.

 

 

Megan Lee, a Malaysian Chinese opens up her past and present.

Walk along with her on her art journey. The title of her painting allows you to peek into that period of her life. You will find different styles and layering techniques from her collection. The layering depicts pages of her story. Her art is therapeutic for her and it is the only means to tell it all.

Her works embed with layers of deep thoughts and emotions.
Despite having exhibited in many countries, Megan still find opening up her stories intimidating at times.

She believes in freedom in painting, a free mind to create what’s from her heart and not what’s in her mind. You will find a variations of styles from her collections. Some on-going collections that are very close to her heart are Paperboat and Me, Untold, Happy Bunch of Dudes, Japanese Fan Dance, Noise of Silence and Get Back on Track.

 

 

 

 

 

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DUANE TESKE
Solo exhibition – drawings

07 – 13 June, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00

Duane Teske – the artist whose sensitive and detailed work brings fantasy to life, via the medium of pencil and graphite.


‘My love affair with the nuanced world of black and white began illo tempore.I have been heavily influenced by the works of Gustave Doré whose majesty to recreate the enormity of the imagination is overwhelming. Throughout the years I have developed an ability to create emotive and ethereal images that are inspired by literature, or just appear from my creative power within. Armed with a pencil and graphite powder, I have lost myself in the crafting of pieces of art that play with *light, shadow* and *emotions* – the quintessential elements of one’s life.

 

 

 

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LINDA & SABINE
photography

14 June – 20 June, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

LenS Photography

LenS stands for Linda Grool and Sabine Heetebrij, they are both photographers, graduates of the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.
Linda and Sabine often work together, but also individually in their own way on a project with an often socially relevant theme.

Linda Grool

Linda Grool creates new images from the existing images around her. The photographed reality acts as source material for the final image.
The starting point for her images are often subjects or places that touch or amaze her emotionally. Linda paints with layers and parts of her photos to create a new image that best illuminates her feelings and vision. Images of her associative reality.

More of Linda’s work can be seen on www.lindagroolfotografie.nl
For more information about the work mail to linda__grool@hotmail.com

Sabine Heetebrij

Themes such as decay and transience are regularly reflected in the work of Sabine Heetebrij. Preferably in an abstract way and especially where no people are involved, and the decay is natural.
Natural decay is elusive. Everything you leave to nature disappears over time. That’s a reassuring thought. Decay is not hard, sharp and clear, it is a (sometimes painful) slow process.

More of Sabine’s work can be seen on www.sabineheetebrijfotografie.nl
For more information about the work mail to sabine@lens-fotografie.nl

More work by LenS can be seen at:

 

 

 

THE LAND BEHIND THE MIRROR

photography 

21 – 28 June, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

The Land Behind The Mirror is een kunstcollectief bestaande uit Alida van Gool, Katariina Kärki, Marleen Dalhuijsen, Rienk de Vries, Roald Wolters en San van Nieuwburg. Fotografie en bewegend beeld vormen de basis van het werk dat zij maken.
De bindende factor tussen de kunstenaars is de manier waarop zij de realiteit bevragen, omdraaien en in een nieuw licht zetten. De buitenwereld vormt veelal een referentiekader of vertrekpunt voor verder onderzoek. Hun werk kenmerkt zich door openheid en nieuwsgierigheid. Het nodigt de bezoeker uit om de wereld achter het spiegelende oppervlak binnen te stappen.
 

 

 

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CONSTANZA MULDER

PAINTINGS

29 jun – 04 jul. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

Our feminine power and beauty is an endless source of my inspiration. I love our sensuality which is also our strength. I capture the look and emotion to allow it to continue on the canvas. Loving to play with colors, materials and contrasts. Chalkpaint and resin are contrasting materials that need each other in my art on the canvas. Let’s merge them into an artwork that will elevate any space. 

 

 

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DIANA CANALES
paintings

13 – 15 September, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

Diana Canales is a young Costa Rican artist who has managed to mix traditional and digital art. Until a few years ago, Diana was attached to traditional and academic art, but with time she was convinced to take her talent to digital media, where she has managed to stand out for her impeccable technique. Thanks to this, she has collaborated in projects of editorial illustration, graphic design and digital advertising.

 

 

 

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MYLÈNE VAN ARK

THIS IS ME – paintings

06 – 12 sep. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

‘THIS IS ME’
Who am I ? Writing about yourself is not always easy…which part of me would I like to show ….woman, mother, friend, lover, sister, daughter, artist… these are all parts of me, like the pieces in my paintings, always looking for a connection. Insights from all the different parts….trying to stay close to myself and every time from a different perspective.
A connection of love, sorrow, happiness….A connection from life translated to my life expressed on canvas…
That’s what art is for me, exposing my soul… ‘THIS IS ME’

   Scorpio Heart Art

 

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Dayv van Der Merwe
paintings

13 – 15 September, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

For some, creative expression is an outlet. For me, it has become more of a compulsion as I have grown older. The faces staring back at me in my mixed media pieces are fragments of my dreams, as deeply layered and textured as sleep itself. By actualising and anthropomorphising them, I give them a life beyond the ephemeral place they hold in my subconscious, releasing them from their occluded, shrouded existences. In doing so, I release the hold they have on me, too, and can forget my unconscious meetings with them

   

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KIRSTY FLETCHER
paintings

27 Sep – 03 October, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

Kirsty Fletcher, a South African artist now living in the Netherlands works with single-use and waste products. Her current body of work involves advertising material delivered to most Dutch households on a weekly basis. By utilizing something so common, issues such as over-abundance and excess consumption which is endemic to the first world are explored.

Inspired by artists such as El Anatsui and Moffat Takadiwa, Kirsty’s use of material holds the message that the work conveys. The labour intensive process alludes to the hidden energy and labour costs that we are unaware of. The bright, happy colours used are a metaphor for promises made by advertising and marketing campaigns.

  

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ANNEMIEKE WOLTER
& Wim Zorn
paintings

04 – 06 October, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

Annemieke Wolter is a visual artist with over 30 years of experience. She has found her niche in the realm of abstract expressionism and minimal abstract art. Drawing inspiration from nature, events, and everyday objects, her paintings are often vibrant and large in size. This year, she has also ventured into producing “Collectibles” – minimal abstract paintings in a variety of sizes.
Her work is characterized by a distinctive brushwork style. She employs thick layers of paint to create depth and texture. By incorporating stark contrasts and vibrantly crafted perspectives, she infuses her compositions with a dynamic element.

Especially in her abstract expressionist pieces, she aims to narrate a story with each painting. However, that narrative invariably receives a unique interpretation in the viewer’s eyes. She seeks to engage, surprise, and perhaps inspire her audience.

Over the past 30 years, Annemieke has participated in numerous exhibitions and shows, both within the Netherlands and internationally. These experiences have enriched her creative journey, allowing her the opportunity to share her work with a wide audience. Highlights of her career include the Florence Biennale in Florence, the Art Capital Expo in the Grand Palais in Paris, Art of the Mind 1 and 2 at the Chianciano Art Museum in Italy, as well as exhibitions at the Gagliardi Gallery in London and the World Art Vision at the Salvador Dali Museum in Barcelona.

She invites you to explore her portfolio. Allow yourself to be immersed in her artistry and experience firsthand the power of art to transform our perceptions. If you wish to know more about her work or are interested in any of her art pieces, she welcomes you to reach out. 

 

 

Wim Zorn
Working with different materials Wim Zorn is a true studio painter. His workshop in the region Friesland in the Netherlands is both a delivery room and a laboratory. In this space, he creates an autonomous world of materials, form and color, in which spatial experiences are combined with a physical presence.

His paintings are changing rooms and adding something to them. Their spatial experiences go hand in hand with physical aura. Their physical presence is inseparable from their tactile component. The sense of touch is continually stimulated. Zorn’s abstract material paintings are truly non-representational but never devoid of life. The surface of the paint shimmers and vibrates. Irregularities, rough skin, and jagged edges ameliorate the severity. They betray human intervention and emphasize that the abstract concept has not been generated by a computer, but by a creator of flesh and blood.

Maybe it is like a hide-and-seek game when an artist creates something so cool and collected on the surface while the piece is boiling inside. It brings the viewer where she or he is supposed to be: in an active communicating stand. The viewer understands that art also creates space in his or her own mind..

 

 

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SRAVANI PANCHAVATI
“Waft of Wilderness” paintings

11 – 07 October, 2024

Opening on Saturday 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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FEMKE TEUSSINK

Solo exhibition – photography

01 – 07 Nov, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

Femke Teussink is graduated as an artist with a specialization in photography.
Her artwork is about her own thoughts, tales and philosophy often in relation to the search for the self. She uses the camera to create her own universe.
Her spacious studio is located in Deventer where she has been working for over 10 years on art projects, commercial assignments, portraits and campaign photography..

 

 

 

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HENRIETTE VAN DER DOES

SCULPTURES

15 – 21 nov. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

Henriette van der Does – Her work is heavily influenced by her extensive drawing lessons and inspired by many different teachers in different cultural institutions. Human figure, movement, emotion are predominant themes in her work. Her style is constantly evolving.

For the past 20 years she has enjoyed giving art education to adults and children, both privately and at school and plans to pick this up again when her art studio/gallerie in France is open to business

 

 

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DB Waterman

PAINTINGS

15 – 21 nov. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

db Waterman is a mixed media artist born in the Netherlands. Her work is known for its unique blend of traditional and modern techniques, incorporating elements of collage, painting and drawing into layered works with a distinct vintage aesthetic.

The mixed media artworks often have a tactile quality, with visible textures and layers that invite the viewer to explore the details of each work.
db Waterman uses a range of materials, including acrylic paint, collage, watercolour, pastel crayon and ink, to create the various elements of her works, often experimenting with new techniques to achieve the desired effect.

One of the defining characteristics of her work is the use of colour. She often uses a muted palette of earth tones and faded pastels, which contributes to the vintage feel of my paintings. However, she also uses bright colours to create contrast and draw attention to specific elements of her compositions.

Her artworks testify to the power of experimentation and the endless possibilities of mixed media art.

 

 

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M.B. Swets

22 – 28 november, 2024

OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h

Reflection of Infinity

A world where the wind whispers and breath take you to infinity.

Maggia is fascinated by the resilience of the transient and imperishable.
She brings her collection of sketches from nature to life in her studio hidden in a forest in France.
She burns patterns in Khadi paper with a soldering iron and pushes her pigments through the burnt holes.
A layered connection is applied with ink and watercolor for a harmonious composition.
Maggia uses different types of Japanese paper because of its resilient properties.
She attended various art academies and exhibited in France and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

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JOHAN VAN DER DONG

27 – 29 october 2023 POSTPONED 
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

As an artist Van der Dong is always busy creating things you’ve never thought of. His (imaginary) world often touches the real one in awakening people about certain matters such as religion. His work is all about the tolerance people should have for each other. He asks many questions about the way people react to rituals and symbolism they used in daily life when set in unusual customs. In his work people are challenged to reconsider their thoughts about certain matters. 
Johan van der Dong is also known as an artist who is inspired by subjects such as The Waddensea, human behavior, and the spots he lives on. He painted in his own way with strange materials to let people know how various and wonderful our environment is and can be,/ wondering in how people can live their lives.

     

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BEN WARDLE 

2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h

Ben lives in Snape, Suffolk and has been lucky enough to spend the last 20yrs of his working life on horseback exploring some of the most beautiful countryside East Anglia has to offer. He is an established East Anglian landscape artist whose paintings are of what he sees in these landscapes, but more importantly how he feels when he is in them.  He has an MA in Fine Art, using the opportunity to analyse his practice. Being in wild spaces has a tremendous effect on our mental health, and Ben found out just how much this psychological/environmental link gives him a great source of creative inspiration. He is further inspired by the research of Environmental Philosopher Glenn Albrecht, ‘Deep’ Ecology, and the writings of Roger Deakin, Robert Macfarlane and all the other creatives who enrich the East Anglian art scene and promote a more positive, healthy future for ourselves and our environment”

 

 

 

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BART LUTTERS

“Whisper from Below” paintings

21 – 27 march 2025
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 
 

In his age of rapid technological progress, human beings live longer, healthier, and more efficient lives than ever. At the same time, we seem to become increasingly alienated from the profound human experiences of love, connection, compassion, suffering, and dying. Why are we doing so much better, but feeling so much worse?

In his artwork, Bart Lutters explores this modern paradox of being human in an increasingly technologized mass society. Inspired by his work as a medical doctor and a historian, Bart draws upon intuitive collage and mixed media techniques in a heartfelt attempt to restore the whispers of inherent humanity in a world that has become complex to the point of fracture.

 

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MARINA KORTENBOUT
paintings

02 – 08 may, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

“as an artist, i observe.
searching for essence, purity, reason and emotion, abstraction tells the story
‘abstract-minimalisme’ as seen in the mono-ha movement, ‘artists like agnes martin’ and
‘musician and poet nick cave’ feels like home to me; fascinated by the stillness,
delicacy and controle that emanate from their work.
what has passed through my hands must be beautiful without reservation, adhering
to my own definition.
nature feeds my imagination and helps make ideas manifest and concrete.
rhythm and balance structure my work, letting me explore and create new
definitions, version by version.”
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JAN EVERWIJN & ANNEMARIE KUSTER 
Sculptures & Paintings

29 march – 04 april 2024 
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

JAN EVERWIJN  
He makes sculptures in bronze, wood and stone.
Realistic after model or more abstract with natural material as a basis.


THE ESSENCE

A sculpture, a body, a man, a woman, like a landscape,
Emotion, tension and dynamics…
I like to wander through landscapes. In search of a stone, a piece of wood.
Inspirated by shape and texture. The basis for creating powerfull figures.
Human and animal in essence.
What could be more beautifull getting lost in such a landscape!

     


ANNEMARIE KUSTER

Annemarie’s work can be characterized as versatile.
Drawings, paintings, collages, assemblages, mixed media and poetry.
They reflect her experiences in life and her creative spirit.
She expresses herself mostly on paper of all kinds of sizes.
Her work is colourful and leaves room for imagination.
Her poetry is tender, light-hearted, on point and occasionally with a little humor.
Her motto: Ignorance fascinates, curiosity excites.

     

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LENA LEIKO
IMMENSITY
exhibition

22 – 28 march 2024 
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

Have you ever noticed how infinite the universe is? It is surprisingly filled with such massive objects as stars, galaxy clusters and cosmic filaments, and also contains the smallest building blocks, such as cells, atoms, molecules and quarks. Lena believes that the magic of our universe can be conveyed through macro photography. She has a passion for creating visual narratives that convey both known and unknown phenomena, blending the familiar with the mysterious aspects that humanity has already become aware of and those that await our discovery. Exploring her images, you will discover a fusion of the familiar and the alien, revealing the fullness of our understanding and beyond, where hidden mysterious, and sometimes unnerving phenomena of the universe.

 

    

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RIK ZWIJNENBURG
Sculptures

15 – 21 march 2024 
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

I draw inspiration from everyday life. Through various associations, an idea forms, and I seek ways to express that idea in a sculpture. I do this using clay, concrete, plaster, or stone, and where it adds value, I combine it with other materials.

  

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MARA LIEM

ROBERT-JAN LECHNER

DRAWINGS

16 – 22 february 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

 

CREATURE OF HABIT

The work of Robert Jan Lechner (1987) finds its origin in human nature. It is about life in an environment that is constantly changing and the challenges we face during this infinite transformation. It is about where we come from and where we are going.
Robert imitates the shapes and colours that characterise nature and draws the movements of plants and animals. The lines and shapes that he observes have become part of his visual language. His work has a sense of balance and continuity, in order to visualise flow and unity.


Mara Liem / 林留白 (1980) was born and raised in Amsterdam, is of Chinese, Indonesian and Dutch heritage, and graduated at AKV|Sint Joost in Den Bosch in 2007. The myriad of cultures that influence Mara’s work are a reflection of her mixed heritage and her immersion in Nordic cultures whilst living abroad (in Finland and Iceland). She

fuses Eastern forms with Western subject matter and the storytelling traditions of folklore. In “Creature of Habit” she explores the interplay between appearance and concealment, rituals and intimacy and often employs the disconcerting juxtaposition of nurture and violence.

 

 

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SVETLA KLISAROVA

09,10,11 feb, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

Svetla, a 55-year-old artist, had always dreamt of being an artist since childhood. Despite being led into the tech industry, her heart yearned for art. She began her artistic journey at home, transforming it into a vibrant and imaginative space, which eventually gained recognition and spurred her to chase her dreams. Amidst personal transitions, she relocated to the Netherlands with her husband.

Svetla was captivated by miniatures and greatly inspired by artists like Frank Kunert and Peter Gabrielse, as well as the fantasy worlds from theatre and movies. She had a deep respect for repurposing discarded items, seeing them not as trash but as potential art pieces, thereby giving the forgotten a new voice.

 

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Expositie finalisten EM STUDIO GALLERY

27 jan – 04 feb, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

De 10 finalisten en Publiekswinnaar van De Nationale Keramiekprijs 2023 krijgen een mooie (verkoop)expositie bij EM Studio Gallery in Amsterdam (www.emstudiogallery.com). Zij mogen hier van 27 januari tot en met 4 februari het kunstwerk exposeren waarmee ze de finale hebben bereikt + nog 1 extra kunstwerk. 

 

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BART LUTTERS

“Whisper from Below” paintings

19 – 25 jan. 2024
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 
 

In his age of rapid technological progress, human beings live longer, healthier, and more efficient lives than ever. At the same time, we seem to become increasingly alienated from the profound human experiences of love, connection, compassion, suffering, and dying. Why are we doing so much better, but feeling so much worse?

In his artwork, Bart Lutters explores this modern paradox of being human in an increasingly technologized mass society. Inspired by his work as a medical doctor and a historian, Bart draws upon intuitive collage and mixed media techniques in a heartfelt attempt to restore the whispers of inherent humanity in a world that has become complex to the point of fracture.

 

MARIEKE SIERS

12 jan – 18 january, 2024

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

Marieke (2001) creates contemporary abstract portraits, posters and realistic black and white portraits. Since childhood, she has had a great passion for drawing and painting. When creating her artwork, she works with a combination of different techniques and materials, such as acrylic paint, soft pastel crayons, gold leaf, silver leaf and bronze leaf. She prefers to work on large canvases to give the portraits even more power. Marieke graduated as a graphic designer in 2022, after which she decided to fully pursue her passion as an artist. Her purpose is to share her love of art and creativity.

Marieke wants her art to tell its own unique story. A distinctive theme in her work is the accent she puts on hair using gold leaf, bronze leaf and silver leaf.
She was inspired by her own struggles with hair loss, which led her to wear a hairpiece.
In her paintings, Marieke transforms the insecurities that many people may experience about their hair into extra power on the canvas.

 

 

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MANDO
paintings

22 – 28 december 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

The use of materials in the artist’s work is calculated, with a focus on finding avenues of the unexpected. A good variety of images or combinations of things that might not be expected are sought after in order to provoke participants to explore new and perhaps unexplored territories.

 

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ELORA SPERBER

MIXED MEDIA

15 – 17 dec. 2023
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

Elora Sperber is a mixed media artist whose work explores the unpredictability of nature, the vulnerability of femininity and the place those two intersect. She often uses animals for their symbolic value to express emotions that feel too difficult to put into words. Consistent across her body of work is a style that feels reminiscent of antique etchings and art nouveau-style ornaments. 

 

 

 

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LAURIEN RENCKENS

Everything is urgent and urgency is everything

24 nov. – 30 nov. 2023
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

 

(1966, lives / works in Nijmegen)
Clean, often oblique lines and smooth surfaces characterize Laurien Renckens’ work. An effective combination of light colors and pastels with fluorescent colors.
As a result, your attention is instantly drawn, on a subconscious level, towards these abstract canvasses and panels. Like aesthetic, visual sirens.
We live in a world that is full of urgency: numerous crises, from the climate to the housing to the refugees’ crises. Because of the internet, we are incessantly informed about everything. Renckens’ work appeals impeccably to those emotions. Her research topic is: what colors and which combinations evoke this sense of urgency?
Although urgency may come across as a heavy topic, Renckens’ work is positive and alluring, with bright colors and clean lines. Using as little as possible, she creates a strong image and pulls the spectator towards her, only to hit him with that one single question: what does urgency mean to you?

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CHARLOTTE VAN SORGEN

SCULPTURES

01 – 03 dec. 2023
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

Contemporary sophistication. Bronze sculptures, inspired by the curves of the feminine body. Hand-sculpted by Amsterdam artist Charlotte van Sorgen.

 

   

 

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MYLÈNE VAN ARK

THIS IS ME – paintings

10 – 17 nov. 2023
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

‘THIS IS ME’
Who am I ? Writing about yourself is not always easy…which part of me would I like to show ….woman, mother, friend, lover, sister, daughter, artist… these are all parts of me, like the pieces in my paintings, always looking for a connection. Insights from all the different parts….trying to stay close to myself and every time from a different perspective.
A connection of love, sorrow, happiness….A connection from life translated to my life expressed on canvas…
That’s what art is for me, exposing my soul… ‘THIS IS ME’

   Scorpio Heart Art

 

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YVONNE BROEREN
&
ANTON VAN DE WATER

03 – 09 nov. 2023
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

 

Yvonne Broeren – paintings
For over 38 years i have been living in Ouddorp by the sea. The silt air, the blues and greens of the sea and every season that leaves its traces in shape and colour are a great source of inspiration for my work!

Driven by my connection with nature, painting is a way to express my feelings.
Each piece is a discovery, i search with colour and texture to an abstract/ impressionistic composition.
My work is built up with many layers of acrylic or oilpaint and sometimes textures with material from nature.
You are very welcome to visit my studio in Ouddorp! 

   


Anton van de Water – sculptures
The work of Anton van de Water is the result of an ongoing search of many years.

The infinite possibilities of clay mean that Anton does not choose a direction, he wants Everything!
Initially, he is interested in the wide possibilities of modelling.
He sees classic turning as a tool that he can use when the situation calls for it.
Once all spectacular forms have passed, simplicity exerts its appeal.
Clean, straight lines, pleasing to the eye, is what he offers his audience.
The confrontation with social values ​​that have a restrictive effect is a struggle.
Breaking free from those values ​​without too much violence is gradual. Always considering whether it is the right direction.
Until the space is once visible and tangible.
Getting out of breath when working out an idea.
Vision, technique, skills, creativity flow smoothly into each other.
The clay allows itself to be guided, is willing in Anton’s hands and allows the imposed form.
The process is at top speed and Anton is eager.
Developing is the essence.
And shape this essence.
The process of the maker and the process of his audience is clear.
Getting even more to the core and staying there.
If the public can be touched from there, the next step has been achieved.

   

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ALEX COVERT
Expansion

27 – 29 october 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

A visual exploration of vulnerability and the resulting experience of empowerment.

In this performance, the artist sheds as many layers as possible: blindfolding herself to restrict visibility and removing her clothes as an act of full surrender. She performs an expressive dance to the music while creating an artwork, unattached to the outcome of the piece.

 

Alex Covert is self-taught multidisciplinary artist originally from the United States and currently based in Amsterdam.

Her current focus is on the intersection of painting and performance, exploring the power of vulnerability as she attempts to shed her conditioned layers to discover her authentic self.

  

 

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LOTTE ISBOUTS
paintings
The exhibition is Canceled

13 – 22 october. 2023
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

 

Lotte Isbouts, the woman behind the brand Lois Artworks

Born in Eindhoven, in the south of the Netherlands, Lotte Isbouts is a self-taught, abstract artist now living and working in Deurne.

Lotte’s philosophy of art is simple; she thrives on abstract as it allows her carefree spirit the freedom to create acting on impulse, driven by instinct. She desires to create visceral works that engage her viewer, triggering a sensory response and strong emotion within them. She aims to create artworks, that come to life, almost becoming their own life form, while pleasuring the eye and hinting at a world that lies deep beyond the surface of her paintings.

Lotte needs space, and creates mostly large abstract paintings. She paints bold, with active brush strokes and captures a bright palet, layer upon layer, with full focus for detail. She sometimes adds pumice, sand or other raw material to literally feel the environment of where she gets her inspiration from.

It is through painting that Lotte shares her soul and her own authentic discovery with the world.
Her only intrusion is the title.

     

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BURNOUT* MANIFESTATIONS
*For the lack of a better word
 

06 – 12 october 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

In 2022, Margherita and Hanna connected on a shared experience of burnout. Through their respective practices, the artists explored the use of art and craft as a means to illuminate and process their experiences. Each artist utilises textile techniques – with Hanna focusing on patchwork and quilting and Margherita on knitting – to convey their personal narratives and employ the creative process as a tool for healing. The invaluable supportive resource that sparked into being when the two artists connected has highlighted the significance of community and connectivity during a healing process. During this week, we invite you to visit, interact and celebrate the outcomes of this first collaboration cycle.

 

Hanna Steenbergen-Cockerton (UK/NL, 1989) is a transdisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam working at the intersections of art, theory, and textile craft. Margherita Soldati (IT/NL, 1991) is an artist with a strong curiosity for tactile perception at the intersection of art and sensory well-being.

Margherita Hanna

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LENA LEIKO
IMMENSITY
photo exhibition

22 – 24 september 2024 
OPENING on Saturday from 16:00h 

Have you ever noticed how infinite the universe is? It is surprisingly filled with such massive objects as stars, galaxy clusters and cosmic filaments, and also contains the smallest building blocks, such as cells, atoms, molecules and quarks. Lena believes that the magic of our universe can be conveyed through macro photography. She has a passion for creating visual narratives that convey both known and unknown phenomena, blending the familiar with the mysterious aspects that humanity has already become aware of and those that await our discovery. Exploring her images, you will discover a fusion of the familiar and the alien, revealing the fullness of our understanding and beyond, where hidden mysterious, and sometimes unnerving phenomena of the universe.

     

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THIJS WESTERBEEK
Sculptures

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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ELINOR & MAX
paintings

15 – 17 september 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

Elinor Shapiro is a mixed media painter whose works capture the complexity of human relationship and emotion. Born in 1997 Los Angeles USA, she attended a special education academy for the final seven years of her pre university education. This time in her life was incredibly influential to her art, as it was both a most enlightening and a terribly traumatic experience. The school environment exposed her to both the best and the worst of human psychology, watching friends go from genius to psychotic. Seeing the swells of depression consume creativity and suicidal tendencies eating away at brilliance, the vast variation of the human psyche and how it relates and communicates with others. Elinor’s work explores the multifaceted experience of being human and being different.

Max is an artist and explorer from Brooklyn returning from an 18 month journey that included trekking through the tiger-filled jungles of Western Nepal and hunting for treasure in the Arabian deserts with the Bedouin Mafia. He is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative known for his surrealist oil-paintings and barbaric use of chemistry in alternative darkroom printmaking. His blood type is O negative, but he tries to be a positive person. He has mixed feelings about 3rd person narratives.

  

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HELMA MOSTART
visual artist

08 – 10 september 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

In my pitch-black drawings it is not entirely clear what is there to be seen. From deep planes of darkness, spaces loom up. The eye is drawn in by a scarce light. Objects and spaces remain undefined in this light that is shed by an unknown source. People are absent, and when their absence is felt it’s not about them; it’s about the shimmering of light that forms and distorts.

By applying many layers of different types of charcoal, I work black in black. The blacker the black, the more the light becomes visible. With sponge, brush, erasers, pastels and pencil a world of its own is created. A world where nothing is and everything could be.

     

 

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BOGI MUIS & GERRIE VAN HEUN
photography

23 – 25 June 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

Bogi Muis
Form, color, composition, light, and shadow are important. I work a lot with different series of conceptual approaches to show an idea or theme. That brings me to the next level. It gives me the power to explore further.

With each series of photos, I try to build a strong image to project the events as I see or read them from the situation. This representation is usually supported by symbolic objects.

Gerrie van Heun
Names her photo series “Wilderness Longing” and “Far-reaching Existence,” with nature as her source of inspiration. She uses plants from her garden or balcony, and more recently, digital techniques to create an image that takes the viewer along in her own sense of wonder.

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LARISSA STEL

paintings

16 june – 22 june. 2023 from
OPENING on Saturday from 17:00h 

 

A mixed media, digital artist and photographer. Born in Argi-Pagi, Sakhalin, the Soviet Union and living and creating in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

I use acrylic paint, charcoals, oil pastels, epoxy resin, photography and other media (such as mica powders) on dibond, paper and canvas boards… Sometimes I bring my works to the digital world and back to paper to finish by hand – whatever works to express a feeling or emotion when I’ve got an urge to draw.

My art is entirely intuitive. I have no model nor vision when I start a work – I just let it happen, I keep drawing until I feel that I have transformed my feeling into something other people can see.

I love photography too; it has always been my passion. At this exposition, I am pleased to present the Amsterdam Sail (2015) series.

  

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FRANK NIJHOFF
sculptures

09 – 11 june, 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

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. With ceramics, shortly with blown glass, in stone, and now again in ceramic. In both ceramic and stone he looks for limits of the material and methods, maybe caused by a background in Material Science. Going back to ceramics also meant a new relation with the material and the process, and a new work place. This weekend the new results are shown. Please check out more on www.franknijhoff.com

  

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SRAVANI PANCHAVATI
“Waft of Wilderness” paintings

11 – 07 October, 2024

Opening on Saturday 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.

   

MARLOES BOMERS

26 / 27 / 28 may 2022

Opening on Saturday,  May 27th from 16:00h

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.

 

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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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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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MINA VISSER
paintings

05 – 07 may 2023

opening saturday from 16:00

Mina Visser has her studio in Amsterdam where she also lives. Through years of experimenting with acrylic paint on canvas, she has developed her own technique and signature style.

Painting is a spontaneous process for her with no predetermined outcome, “chance” is an important part of this painting process.

In her studio, she turns on the music, puts on her painting apron, grabs her palettes, and completely loses herself in her creativity.

Her work is mainly created by working with palettes, but she also uses spray paint, scrapers, brushes, and her hands.

She likes to work with many layers, giving an extra texture that comes to life with the right lighting.

Mina often works on multiple canvases simultaneously, and by observing, updating, and changing, the painting improves over time.

On average, Mina works on a canvas for 4 to 6 weeks.

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HANNA SUNDERMEIER
paintings

21 – 27 april 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

Hanna Sundermeier is an Amsterdam based German artist who creates abstract pieces. With a focus on expressing emotions through her work, Hanna uses a unique combination of color, form, and composition to bring her pieces to life.
“In art, She strives to balance form and feeling to create pieces that not only captivate the eye, but also resonate on a deeper level. Hanna’s goal is to bring a unique and meaningful perspective.”

 

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TALI FARCHI
paintings

14 apr. – 20 apr. 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

 

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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LUCI STERRE
paintings

07 – 09 april 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

As long as I can remember I’ve been observing and creating. Always searching for bold, vibrant energy is why I love to capture colorful floral pieces and abstract portraits. They remind me that we can grow and bloom from a place of darkness, to shine our light and can be vulnerable at the same time. Inspiration is all around us, what inspires me besides nature, is the energy people bring into a room and how a positive attitude can change the world around you.
My work is not for the faint hearted, but for those who get up after been down, for the people who light up the room just by being themselves and for those who try to keep living on the bright side of life. I hope my pieces bring out these qualities and give you comfort when you might need it.

 

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MANDO
paintings

31 march – 06 april 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

The use of materials in the artist’s work is calculated, with a focus on finding avenues of the unexpected. A good variety of images or combinations of things that might not be expected are sought after in order to provoke participants to explore new and perhaps unexplored territories.

 

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MARIAN VISSER &
CAROLINE KIEBOOM
paintings & sculptures

24 mar. – 30 mar. 2023

Opening on 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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NOAM BEN-JACOV
Between intimacy and alienation

10 – 16 march 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

To the existence of my work…it is sorts of collection, small anecdotes, situations, perhaps just series of experiences which I collected & translated into sketches, reliefs, forms-work-.
It is very much about the ‘journey ‘my own journey, there I am in away both, the viewer and the participants at same time. It is as I am far and above but also walking along the same path, kicking some stones along the way.
It is about this walk, sorts of journey like, experiences, thoughts, imaginations and scenery… perhaps it is first and foremost about the atmosphere I’m experiencing during this – ‘being there’- in the walk.
I do not look at my works as belonging to any ‘one’ specific category or direction, as for me it is after all more about the search than anything else.
And yes, at the end of the day when I’m Looking at my work as an over whole, as total… then I like them to talk, scream? preferably just sing…

 

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ECE ABAY
woodcut prints

24 – 26 february 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

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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ELISABETE ALMEIDA
paintings

10 – 12 february 2023

Opening on Saturday from 16:00h

“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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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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CONTACT

EM STUDIO GALLERY
WITTE DE WITHSTRAAT 2
1057XV AMSTERDAM

CALL US
+31850470422

EMAIL US
hello@emstudiogallery.com

OPENING HOURS GALLERY
MONDAY TO SATURDAY:   12:00 - 18:00
SUNDAY: CLOSED 

DURING THE ART EXHIBITIONS
SATURDAY :   12:00 - 20:00
SUNDAY:   12:00 - 17:00

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