Manuela Klerkx is an artist’s impresario, co-author of ‘Ontroerend goed: van kunst kijken naar kunst kopen" and author of various sections for our magazine. Also, as GalleryViewer’s account manager, Manuela is our point of contact for Dutch and Belgian galleries. In the coming period, she will put together three collections consisting of artworks of up to €500, €1000 and €2000. Today, the third and final collection of this series comprising art works priced between € 1000 and € 2000. Enjoy!
With restaurants being closed and travel restricted, I spend much more time at home, working but also enjoying our house, our books, the (vintage) furniture that we have carefully gathered together and our art. More than ever before, I realize how important it is to be in a living environment where you feel at home and nothing helps better than a new coat of paint and beautiful art.
I turn on my computer and go and see what I would like to buy, in view of our new apartment, which we moved into a few days ago and where we chose a combination of dark painted and white walls. Some art looks better on a taupe or a blackboard black wall, other art needs a pearl white or light grey wall.
For this collection I am looking for art between € 1000 and € 2000 and with each artwork I immediately wonder where I would like to hang or place it. I just love to buy art with in the back of my mind where I think it would look great. And yes, that could be above the couch. After all, I do not live in a museum and I find it challenging to choose a work of art from an artist that I appreciate and whose work also matches our interior. However, this is not a precondition. It happens all too often that we like a work of art, buy it and then adapt our interior to the art. We actually choose the sofa to match with the artwork. And that (almost) always works out well. Here we go.