Going Forward II – 100 Years after De Stijl; A Gallery Named Sue, The Hague

Richard van der Aa

To write an article about paintings in The Hague for Villa La Repubblica i visited amongst others A Gallery Named Sue where works by four artists are on show. Click here to read the article (in Dutch).

Richard van der Aa

Richard van der Aa

Richard van der Aa

Richard van der Aa

Richard van der Aa

José Heerkens

They are all non-objective works by José Heerkens (1950), Richard van der Aa (1963), Werner Windisch (1968) and Jorrit Paaijmans (1979).

José Heerkens

José Heerkens

José Heerkens

José Heerkens

José Heerkens

Jorrit Paaijmans

I didn’t discuss Paaijmans in the VLR article as his works aren’t paintings.

Jorrit Paaijmans

Paaijmans designs and makes his own devises to make drawings, only leaving human intentions but not individual feelings in the results, which makes them all the more interesting.

Jorrit Paaijmans

One could even think making these drawings are artistic performances excluding human interference between beginning and end.

Werner Windisch

Werner Windisch

Jorrit Paaijmans

Werner Windisch

Werner Windisch

Jorrit Paaijmans

Jorrit Paaijmans

Jorrit Paaijmans

Jorrit Paaijmans

Richard van der Aa

José Heerkens

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to the artists and A Gallery Named Sue, Den Haag.

 

Bertus Pieters

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Going Forward, 100 Years after De Stijl; A Gallery Named Sue, The Hague

Guido Winkler

The centennial of De Stijl has become a victim of marketing in The Hague,

Guido Winkler

Guido Winkler

Guido Winkler

but happily for A Gallery Named Sue it is a good excuse to show some works by present day artists who make non-figurative or non-objective work,

John Tallman

Jan Maarten Voskuil

each finding freedom in his/her own restrictions.

Justin Andrews

Jan Maarten Voskuil

Some work internationally, to globally keep alive the idea of using basic shapes and simple but purposeful colours,

Jan Maarten Voskuil

Hernán Ardila Delgado

Hernán Ardila Delgado

stressing their spiritual rather than their decorative aspect.

Jan Maarten Voskuil

Billy Gruner

It’s a fine show with very different works by artists from Australia (Justin Andrews and Billy Gruner), Colombia (Hernán Ardila Delgado), the Netherlands (Henriëtte van ‘t Hoog, Jan Maarten Voskuil en Guido Winkler) and from the United States (John Tallman).

Henriëtte van ‘t Hoog

John Tallman

All works, as shown in AGNS, generate a kind of intimacy in spite of their sometimes extremely simple design.

John Tallman

Henriëtte van ‘t Hoog

Guido Winkler

In the ‘little project room’ there is also a work by Sarah Keighery, made with pepper.

Sarah Keighery

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Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and A Gallery Named Sue, Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters

Guido Winkler etc. ; A Gallery Named Sue, The Hague

In A Gallery Named Sue’s third floor room are some works by Guido Winkler on show at the moment.

His small works become precious objects that are one with the shadows they cast on the walls.

In the mean time the gallery is preparing for Drawing Now Paris 2017, presenting very delicate works by Hernán Ardila,

very small Dingen (‘Things’) which look like pinned butterflies by Miranda Meijer and

some very intense stuff by Nathalie Duivenvoorden.

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Content of the pictures courtesy to the artists and A Gallery Named Sue, Den Haag

 

Bertus Pieters

An infinite sum of sinusoidal functions; A Gallery Named Sue, The Hague

Abel Wolff

Abel Wolff

Some time ago i had the honour and pleasure of saying (and writing) a few opening words for this wonderful exhibition of works by Abel Wolff, Johannes Langkamp and Matthias Grothus at A Gallery Named Sue.

Abel Wolff

Abel Wolff

The dyslectic reader might think it is about suicidal functions, but in fact it is all about the opposite.

Abel Wolff

Abel Wolff

All three artists have been working on a kind of continuum in which things both change and remain the same.

Abel Wolff

Abel Wolff

Abel Wolff

Abel Wolff

In Wolff’s work it is very much about the ongoing process directing itself, in this case scanning and subsequent printing.

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Grothus gives new life to older mechanisms and

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

let them co-operate in what can be seen as a comment on time and the present.

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Langkamp’s ideas derive from what is actually happening in between the camera lens and the object it is targeting.

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

Johannes Langkamp

It is a well presented ensemble, in which the aesthetics of the three installations follow their functions like in musical instruments.

Matthias Grothus

Matthias Grothus

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Bertus Pieters

Art The Hague 2016; Fokker terminal, The Hague

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Art fairs aren’t the most exciting places to see real surprises and Art The Hague is no exception, in spite of it calling itself ‘quirky’.

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To be honest, compared to last year the ascending line seems to have levelled.

Klaas Gubbels - Rento Brattinga

Klaas Gubbels – Rento Brattinga

Pieter de Krom - Vonkel

Pieter de Krom – Vonkel

In the offices next to the hangar (places where you might expect something interesting in the very short tradition of this fair in this place) there is little reason for excitement.

Marie Pop - Vonkel

Marie Pop – Vonkel

Ko Aarts - Rento Brattinga

Ko Aarts – Rento Brattinga

Johannes Langkamp - A Gallery Named Sue

Johannes Langkamp – A Gallery Named Sue

Although some interesting items are on show, the arrangements are a bit messy (the best presentations are the rooms of Livingstone gallery and Rento Brattinga), and the Blueprint presentation shouldn’t even be mentioned.

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries - Nouvelles Images

Auke de Vries – Nouvelles Images

Central to the hangar, which serves as the main hall, is Nouvelles Images gallery’s presentation of works by Auke de Vries, one of the grand old men of Dutch sculpture.

Lotte van Lieshout - Galerie Wit

Lotte van Lieshout – Galerie Wit

Ruben Terlou - Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou – Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou - Galerie Fontana

Ruben Terlou – Galerie Fontana

Miranda Meijer - A Gallery Named Sue

Miranda Meijer – A Gallery Named Sue

Hernán Ardila Delgado - A Gallery Named Sue

Hernán Ardila Delgado – A Gallery Named Sue

Geert Baas - Galerie Ramakers

Geert Baas – Galerie Ramakers

Eric de Vries - WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery

Eric de Vries – WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery

Further on in the hangar it was the usual stuff, including – of course – some real gems.

Kevin Bauer - Galerie Helder

Kevin Bauer – Galerie Helder

Micha Patiniott - Heden

Micha Patiniott – Heden

Summer Matthews - Aboriginal Art Gallery

Summer Matthews – Aboriginal Art Gallery

Coen Vernooij - Gallery 0-68

Coen Vernooij – Gallery 0-68

Coen Vernooij - Gallery 0-68

Coen Vernooij – Gallery 0-68

Unknown artist - WTC The Hague Art Gallery

Unknown artist – WTC The Hague Art Gallery

Marc Mulders - Galerie Dom'Arte

Marc Mulders – Galerie Dom’Arte

Still, i know it is a hell of a job organising an annual art fair, but it would be about time to outgrow a bit the sedate image of this town.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

However, the best place to be is outside and behind the building: it’s Dirty Daisies, a co-operation of 15 artists from The Hague and Amsterdam.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

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Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies is curated by Steef Crombach and there is some good stuff on show.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

The artists are: Candela Bado, Zeno Beikircher, Yair Callender, Daniel Dmyszewicz, Frederik & Jacob, Doris Hardeman, Josje Hattink, Bas Kaufmann, Koolen & Van de Lande, Tobias Lengkeek, Leslie Nagel, Jeannette Slütter, Marnix van Uum and Victor Yudaev.

Dirty Daisies

Dirty Daisies

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Bertus Pieters

Miranda Meijer and Astrid Nobel; A Gallery Named Sue, The Hague

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At A Gallery Named Sue is a good presentation of works by Astrid Nobel and Miranda Meijer.

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Nobel reflects on a combination of aspects like hiding or mythologizing reality, in this case the wood in this construction, is real, but only under its cover of gesso and ink.

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Also, it doesn’t lead you anywhere.

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Nobel’s other piece is called Lacus somniorum (Lake of Dreams), which is one of the so-called seas on the Moon. It more or less has the shape of the Lacus and consists of ink drawn waves.

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But it is not just a set of connotations that make this work: the open parts of the flaking frame combined with the irregular mass of waves that can’t flow away have a charm of their own.

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Nobel’s work combines surprisingly well with Meijer’s (colour) pencil drawings.

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MMAN 10 Miranda Meijer

MMAN 11 Miranda Meijer

Meijer leaves any connotations to the spectator, but, like Nobel, she shows that she is the artist who is in power to speak to the spectator’s mind.

MMAN 12 Miranda Meijer

MMAN 14 Miranda Meijer

On Villa La Repubblica i wrote a short article about this specific work.

MMAN 15 Miranda Meijer

Click here to read the article (in Dutch).

MMAN 13 Miranda Meijer

This well presented exhibition is in its last week, so hurry up to see it!

MMAN 16 Miranda Meijer

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Content of the pictures courtesy the artists and A Gallery Named Sue.

Bertus Pieters

Nathalie Duivenvoorden in Tromsø; A Gallery Named Sue, The Hague

AGNS 01 Nathalie Duivenvoorden

A Gallery Named Sue shows Nathalie Duivenvoorden’s drawings inspired by her stay in Norway.

AGNS 02 Nathalie Duivenvoorden
AGNS 03 Nathalie Duivenvoorden

As she made them after pictures she took in the country with a non-professional camera, the remembrances have had their filters already.

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AGNS 05 Nathalie Duivenvoorden
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Duivenvoorden’s way of drawing recreates a kind of remembrance in which especially the light and dark play an almost magical role.

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With her colour pencils the dark becomes glowing, as the blue does.

AGNS 09 Nathalie Duivenvoorden
AGNS 10 Nathalie Duivenvoorden

The works are still on show this weekend (i was a bit late visiting the exhibition) so hurry to go and see them, some of them are real gems!

AGNS 11 Nathalie Duivenvoorden
AGNS 12 Nathalie Duivenvoorden

Duivenvoorden’s wintery Nordic landscapes are well presented in the gallery, under the guard of Ignace Cami’s Flemish lion.

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Bertus Pieters

Art The Hague 2015; Fokker Terminal, The Hague

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Art fairs are usually not the places for great artistic surprises. If you regularly visit galleries, an art fair acts as a sum of what you have seen before.

Erik Buijs

Erik Buijs

Still art fairs are different in atmosphere and quality and Art The Hague positively seems to have found some stability in both. Indeed there are galleries who show a mixture of artists whose works they have or will have on offer currently, which is generally what art fairs are good for.

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For instance Vonkel gallery of The Hague presents some interesting works by some of their very different young artists like Inge Aanstoot,

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Maarten van Soest and

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ATH15 07 Romy Muijrers

Romy Muijrers who graduated from the Royal Academy of The Hague only this year.

ATH15 08 Eelke van Willegen

Helder gallery shows amongst others these attractive objects made by Eelke van Willegen specially for the five year anniversary of the gallery this fall.

ATH15 09 Nies Vooijs
ATH15 10 Nies Vooijs

Heden will open a solo exhibition of works by rarely exhibiting Nies Vooijs this Friday and already shows some works here at the fair.

ATH15 11 Joost van den Toorn

Nouvelles Images presents this sculpture by Joost van den Toorn amongst many others.

ATH15 12 Geert Baas
ATH15 13 Geert Baas

Ramakers gallery has some nice works on show by Geert Baas and

ATH15 14 Joncquil
ATH15 15 Joncquil

by Joncquil.

ATH15 16 Thomas Rameckers
ATH15 17 Thomas Rameckers

Kers Gallery from Amsterdam presents amongst others these fine paintings by Thomas Rameckers.

ATH15 18 Summer Matthews

The Rotterdam Aboriginal Art Gallery shows some interesting works by Australian aboriginal artists Summer Matthews and

ATH15 19 James Budiyalil

by James Budiyalil.

ATH15 20 Stefan Gross

Some galleries just present virtually the same kind of things as last year.

ATH15 21 Stefan Gross

These are two of last year’s pictures of works by Stefan Gross at Bob Smit’s gallery from Rotterdam, but the same pictures could have been taken this year.

ATH15 22 Aart Houtman
ATH15 23 Aart Houtman

Some galleries organize a special event, like a solo presentation for an artist. For example Het Bouwhuis gallery from Deventer made a small solo show for painter Aart Houtman. The room is very small and has more or less turned into a kind of chapel with Houtman’s work.

ATH15 24 Simon Schrikker

Livingstone gallery of The Hague presents a new book about painter Simon Schrikker who currently has a show at the gallery, about which i reported here.

ATH15 25 Simon Schrikker, Kees Koomen

Here is Schrikker in conversation with my blogging colleague Kees Koomen.

ATH15 26 A Print Factory
ATH15 27 A Print Factory

A Gallery Named Sue, always good for something exceptional, has a very special event with A Print Factory, where you can choose your print and buy it for just less than 100 Euros.

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The best features of Art The Hague however are usually in the offices next to the hangar. On the second floor some galleries show some extra works of their artists,

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like Livingstone gallery with Simon Schrikker,

ATH15 30 Alex de Witte

Helder with Alex de Witte amongst others,

ATH15 31 Stefan Gross

(and where did we see this before?), and

ATH15 32 Romy Muijrers

Vonkel with Romy Muijrers and

ATH15 33 Wim Warrink

Wim Warrink amongst others.

ATH15 34 Stig Steijner
ATH15 35 Stig Steijner

On the ground floor Kers gallery gives a very strong performance of some young artists with amongst many: Stig Steijner,

ATH15 36 Thijs Linssen
ATH15 37 Thijs Linssen

Thijs Linssen and

ATH15 38 Mathieu Klomp
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Mathieu Klomp who imitates with plastic the bombastic outlook of monumental sculpture with gestures of daily life.

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Bertus Pieters