Sander Reijgers (and Niels Post), GeSchwitter; Galerie Helder, The Hague

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Presently, Sander Reijgers shows paintings at Helder gallery.

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He makes paintings that may also be described as colour reliefs or, in another way, as icons.

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Layers of paint are applied on top of each other.

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Originally Reijgers made his paintings evolve into a kind of objects, but his latest works start looking like maps or miniature renderings of strange, flat and barren landscapes.

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Icons were once (or are still) revered, as the hand of the artist was supposed to be the medium of God.

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You may exchange God’s hand for intuition and there you have Reijgers’ way of painting.

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His works are both radical and diligent and every painting bares its own history of abstraction and re-abstraction.

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Last weekend Niels Post added a text, probably taken from some digital spam, but transfiguring into a kind of holy quotation accompanying Reijgers’ icons.

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Go and see Post’s complete text and Reijgers’ wonderful paintings, as the exhibition is in its last week.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Contents of the pictures courtesy to the artists and to Galerie Helder.

 

Bertus Pieters

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