Our annual Winter Group Show is such a great way to start the new year. Every January the gallery is filled with new works by our artists. This year we welcome our visitors with stunning new paintings by Justin Wood, Stijn Rietman, Zoey Frank, Sam Drukker, Gerard Huysman, Ger Eikendal and many more. The gallery will open again for public as soon as possible, until then feel free to look around here and enjoy this virtual exhibition!
- Rutger Brandt -
Coderch & Malavia - Clio's Dream - 2020Patinated bronze - 79 x 38 x 32 cm - edition of 8 + 4AP's
Zoey Frank about 'Eggplant':
I've been thinking about time and change in relation to painting. Working from observation from an eggplant plant as it grew and shifted over several months allowed me to explore how I might capture its growth, letting the shifts in the motif and the process that went into painting it both remain visible and present in the surface of the work. The plant never looked the way that it does in the painting. I worked on different sections of the painting at various stages of growth, and caught the sunlight on different parts of the plant as I worked. The finished painting still holds the energy of being made, and is an image that only exists in painted form.
Oil on panel
101 x 79 cm
Gerard HuysmanHermitage in de winter, 2020 - oil on panel - 90 x 50 cm
Huysman searches for his subjects in Amsterdam. That particular moment in which everything seems to be in harmony is what he is looking for. The artist doesn’t show the bustling city, he is interested in its stillness, a moment of contemplation in an otherwise crowed surrounding. Light plays an important role and determines the atmosphere of the painting. Figures are rarely found in his paintings and when they are, they aren’t emphasized.
Almost every work of Sam Drukker shows the human figure and it expresses the intensity with which he wanted to capture their character, a gesture, an emotion and an interaction. He concentrates on the figure in such a way that the rest of the canvas often remains empty. Beauty and decay play an equal role in his work to create a captivating unity.
Drukker uses old used materials such as wooden panels found on the street or old tent canvas, surfaces that already have a story of it’s own. The artist explains: [I paint on] "surfaces that already have a life behind them, where the traces are visible. That life, those traces, that story, I respect them and add my part to it".
Man with white blouse en profil, 2020
Oil on wood
25 cm (diameter)
Justin WoodWhite peach, 2020 - oil on panel - 23 x 30,5 cm
Justin Wood (1982) is a painter originating from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He is interested in traditional techniques and genres. Starting from a young age he started to draw, after which, at high school, he switched to painting. Wood studied at the University of Syracuse, where he followed an education to become an illustrator among the respected illustrators Murray Tinkelman and John Thompson. During his studies at the university he took lessons in figure drawing by the figurative artist Jerome Witkin. In this time, Wood acquired knowledge of the history of classical painting. This experience had the effect that Wood changed his focus to the fine arts.
Dorine van der Ploeg
In her work, Dorine van der Ploeg depicts her surroundings. By thoroughly observing he subjects in her immediate surroundings, she discovers new perspectives. Inspired by light, color and nature, Van der Ploeg applies a particular collage technique in order to show the different sides that there are to a landscape or an object. She paints pieces of paper prior to creating the compositions, then creates her artworks with the already painted sheets of paper.
‘One could compare it with the writing of a poem with a set number of words. Working with the means I have at my disposal at that moment, forces me to come time and again to the core of what I see and leads to surprising solutions and effects in the presentation of it all.’
Van der Ploeg’s Swimming Pool-works show the abandoned swimming pool in her temporary backyard. We see the pool in different appearances, with water that turns from blue to green and the pool itself which goes from recognizable to almost abstract.
Dorine van der Ploeg
Zwembad VII, 2020
Acrylic & collage on paper
42 x 60 cm
Our artists at work!
Winter Group Show 2021: January 23rd - February 14th 2021