The centennial of De Stijl has become a victim of marketing in The Hague,
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,
each finding freedom in his/her own restrictions.
Some work internationally, to globally keep alive the idea of using basic shapes and simple but purposeful colours,
stressing their spiritual rather than their decorative aspect.
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).
All works, as shown in AGNS, generate a kind of intimacy in spite of their sometimes extremely simple design.
In the ‘little project room’ there is also a work by Sarah Keighery, made with pepper.
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© Villa Next Door 2017
Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and A Gallery Named Sue, Den Haag