Nies Vooijs and Riet Vooijs; oil paintings and analog photographs; Magasin Horaz, The Hague

Paintings by Nies Vooijs and analog photography by Riet Vooijs are on show in a small new initiative in Magasin Horaz, Molenstraat 19.

Both sisters are amongst the most respected of artists in this city, as far as i am concerned.

They share an occupation with volatility.

Nies’ compositions may change and show a working process, while Riet’s photographs – strongly thought from their negatives – show moments which are not decisive but characteristic.

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© Villa Next Door 2017

Content of pictures courtesy to Nies and Riet Vooijs and to Magasin Horaz, The Hague

 

Bertus Pieters

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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

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Bertus Pieters

Nies Vooijs at Heden art centre, The Hague

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To write a review for the Villa La Repubblica blog (read the full article here – in Dutch, and see some more pictures) about Nies Vooijs’ exhibition,

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I visited Heden art centre where she presently has an exhibition at the centre’s gallery.

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Vooijs obtained the Heden Oeuvre Award last year for an oeuvre spanning some thirty five years.

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The prize is given to artists who have reached an age of (some kind of) wisdom and have created an inspiring and consistent body of work throughout their careers in The Hague.

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There is certainly no lack of consistency or of inspiration in Vooijs’ works.

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In the exhibition she shows a few oils from the 1980’s and more recent works.

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Her works are particularly difficult to describe. They are neither figurative nor abstract, neither narrative nor conceptualist.

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It sounds like a terrible cliché, but they are just themselves.

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In the basement of the gallery is her big cash book with cuttings from newspapers and magazines and there are cuttings and small objects pinned to the wall as well. You could call it a room of inspiration.

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Bertus

Art The Hague 2015; Fokker Terminal, The Hague

ATH15 01

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,

ATH15 29 Simon Schrikker

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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ATH15 40 Mathieu Klomp
ATH15 41 Mathieu Klomp
ATH15 42 Mathieu Klomp
ATH15 43 Mathieu Klomp
ATH15 44 Mathieu Klomp

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

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Bertus Pieters