Stretch Release; Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Kristan Kennedy

For those bickering and whining about the end of painting or about its constant renewal or about its being alive or dead: stop it and visit Stretch Release at Dürst Britt & Mayhew.

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Kristan Kennedy

Paul Beumer

Paul Beumer

Kristan Kennedy

Kristan Kennedy

Even if you don’t have those qualms, you’d better take a look.

Kristan Kennedy

Kristan Kennedy

Alexis Teplin

Alexis Teplin

It’s a very good show on painting and very well presented.

David Roth

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke

Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke

Take a closer look at works by Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, Paul Beumer, Koen Doodeman, Marije Gertenbach, Kristan Kennedy, David Roth and Alexis Teplin.

Paul Beumer

Paul Beumer

Paul Beumer

David Roth

David Roth

Take a closer look and realise that conventional painting as you have known it has been a matter of weaving and painting, from the late renaissance onward, when painting on canvas became the omnipresent practice, or many centuries earlier, ever since man has been wearing coloured textiles.

David Roth

David Roth

Marije Gertenbach

Marije Gertenbach

Mark Barrow

Take a closer look and realise that in the end it is always the material that has the last word.

Mark Barrow

Alexis Teplin

Alexis Teplin

Paul Beumer

Paul Beumer

Take a closer look and realise that some of these works (some more than others) are both extremely intimate and heavily depersonalised in one way or another.

Koen Doodeman

Koen Doodeman

Alexis Teplin

Koen Doodeman

To be short: take a closer look.

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists, Dürst Britt & Mayhew gallery and all other parties involved.

Bertus Pieters

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