Vooijsen, Bogaarts & McKellar; Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague

Riet Vooijs, Gerhard Frieder, San Francisco

Riet Vooijs, Gerhard Frieder, San Francisco

John McKellar, Visit from Klein Klein

John McKellar, Visit from Klein Klein

John McKellar, Lotty with farmers wife and cow

John McKellar, Lotty with farmers wife and cow

John McKellar, Green highrise (detail)

John McKellar, Green highrise (detail)

John McKellar, Cowboy on tv

John McKellar, Cowboy on tv

Admittedly i’m not a frequent visitor of Haagse Kunstkring (HKK/ The Hague Art Circle), but

John McKellar, Red highrise (detail)

John McKellar, Red highrise (detail)

John McKellar, Visit

John McKellar, Visit

 John McKellar, New York

John McKellar, New York (detail)

 John McKellar, New York

John McKellar, New York

Nies Vooijs, no title (detail)

Nies Vooijs, no title (detail)

it’s hard to resist when four such distinctive Hague artists like the Vooijs sisters (painter Nies Vooijs and photographer Riet Vooijs),

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Riet Vooijs, Isle of Skye

Riet Vooijs, Isle of Skye

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Bill Bogaarts and John McKellar exhibit their works, especially

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Bill Bogaarts, Landscape (with fly) (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Landscape (with fly) (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Aribert Reimann (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Aribert Reimann (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Matthijs Vermeulen (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Matthijs Vermeulen (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Rocking horse (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Rocking horse (detail)

in this rare and wonderful combination.

Bill Bogaarts, Imploding city (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Imploding city (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Stair well (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Stair well (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Twighlightzone (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Twighlightzone (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Merry-go-round (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Merry-go-round (detail)

Riet Vooijs, San Francisco 1987

Riet Vooijs, San Francisco 1987

Although each of the quartet works quite differently, in a different idiom, together

Riet Vooijs, Route 66

Riet Vooijs, Route 66

Nies Vooijs, no title, Riet Vooijs, San Francisco 1987

Nies Vooijs, no title, Riet Vooijs, San Francisco 1987

Riet Vooijs, Chicago 1986, The Hague 2016

Riet Vooijs, Chicago 1986, The Hague 2016

Riet Vooijs, Oban, Aulay's Bar, 2016, The Hague 2016

Riet Vooijs, Oban, Aulay’s Bar, 2016

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title (detail)

they look like a bunch of friends.

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Nies Vooijs, no title

Riet Vooijs, Newcastle 2016

Riet Vooijs, Newcastle 2016

Riet Vooijs, Alabama 1992

Riet Vooijs, Alabama 1992

John McKellar, Cows in France

John McKellar, Cows in France

I leave you with some impressions here, but of course it is much better to go and take a look for yourself.

John McKellar, France

John McKellar, France

John McKellar, The cats (detail)

John McKellar, The cats (detail)

John McKellar, The cats (detail)

John McKellar, The cats (detail)

Bill Bogaarts, Plateau

Bill Bogaarts, Plateau

Bill Bogaarts, Horse and rider in thick air

Bill Bogaarts, Horse and rider in thick air

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

 

Bertus Pieters

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Kees Wattjes: Kees speelt door (Kees plays on) at HKK, The Hague

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Haagse Kunstkring (The Hague Art Circle;

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HKK) is not the place where

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you’d expect an exceptionally surprising or

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exciting exhibition. But Kees Wattjes’ installation

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Kees speelt door (Kees plays on)

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can hardly not be called exciting.

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The installation comprises photo’s, collages and

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paintings, more or less shouting out

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that art and artist are one,

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which is Wattjes’ motto. Pictures of

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boarded-up homes, primitive painting, Wattjes himself

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in or in front of famous

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works of art are presented in

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a way to submerge you in

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a world of artistic reality in

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a culturally appropriate environment which makes

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this a very Hague-ish experience where

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the artistic is always trying to

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challenge the bourgeois longing for cultural

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pleasure. But it’s more than a

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pleasure, in spite of all that.

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Bertus Pieters