Track and Trace II; Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague

Urs Pfannenmüller

Urs Pfannenmüller

Erik Pape

Erik Pape

Andrea Freckmann

Andrea Freckmann

Maurits van de Laar’s gallery has its 25th anniversary.

Marcel van Eeden

Marcel van Eeden

Martin Fenne

Martin Fenne

Heidi Linck

Heidi Linck

Robine Clignett

Robine Clignett

At the moment it shows its second edition of its jubilee exhibition and it is a real full house.

Elsbeth Ciesluk

Elsbeth Ciesluk

Ingrid van der Hoeven

Ingrid van der Hoeven

Ronald Versloot

Ronald Versloot

Robbie Cornelissen

Robbie Cornelissen

Herewith i give you a few examples of the more than 70 works of art by more than 30 artists presently on show in the gallery.

Stan Klamer

Stan Klamer

Elmar Trenkwalder

Elmar Trenkwalder

Nour Eddine Jarram

Nour Eddine Jarram

Jan Brokof

Jan Brokof

The finissage will be on Sunday.

Sebastiaan Schlicher

Sebastiaan Schlicher

Marjolein van der Meij

Marjolein van der Meij

Martin Assig

Martin Assig

Diederik Gerlach

Diederik Gerlach

Of course i wish Maurits and his artists many fruitful years to come!

Tobias Gerber

Tobias Gerber

Nare Eloyan

Nare Eloyan

Zeger Reyers

Zeger Reyers

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Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and Galerie Maurits van de Laar

Bertus Pieters

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The Homestead Principle #4, Sebastiaan Schlicher at Maurits van de Laar Gallery, The Hague

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There is something jazzy about Sebastiaan Schlicher’s drawings. Or rather something rocking, or even

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more something punkish. Well, i guess i could go on mentioning musical styles. Too little

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is known about the influence of music on the visual arts, which must have

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been quite significant since the inventions of radio and gramophone, especially since the nineteen twenties

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when records became more widely available. Where the mutual influence of vision, sound and

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text can bring you today, is clearly visible in Schlicher’s work. Rythms, texts, stripes, lines,

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hallucinatory visions and graffiti mix in an orgy of pencil, ink and improvisation. In

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that way Schlicher stands in a musical-artistic tradition that has become more and more obvious

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and explicit. His works seem to flow into music and vice versa without a

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problem, so the real music might be something you may miss in his current exhibition

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The Homestead Principle #4 at Maurits van de Laar Gallery. But i guess that

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is just as well for Maurits van de Laar. Instead it is well worth seeing

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the variety of rawness and virtuosity. Schlicher is not just a good draughtsman or

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an endearing rough improviser; he knows how to make visions come alive. He knows both

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their intimacy and their monumentality. He knows the secret life of the visual arts.

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And if you don’t get it, there is always his Homestead to receive you.

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Bertus Pieters