About Galerie Helder
Galerie Helder was founded in 2010 by Frey Feriyanto. Born and raised in Indonesia, he came to the Netherlands in the 1980s and attended the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU) in Utrecht. He graduated in 1992 in the disciplines of architecture as well as visual arts (autonomous). Immediately afterwards, he first worked at various architectural firms between Amsterdam and Jakarta. Later, Feriyanto carried out architectural projects under his own management, from Barneveld to Bali. At that time, he was also affiliated with the Nouvelles Images gallery in The Hague, with Erik Bos as director. For many years Feriyanto advised private art collectors.
Since the founding of Galerie Helder, Feriyanto has shared these passions with his partner and art collector Frank Megens. Together they provide a platform for the representation of emerging and established artists. The highly personal affinity with the artworks, whether figurative, abstract or conceptual, reflects the current time. A personal commitment of the artists and their self-reflection are essential, coupled with good craftsmanship and the poetic content of the work.
Galerie Helder works together with artists from the Netherlands and abroad. There are seven to eight exhibitions at the gallery annually, in addition to participating in various art fairs. Each exhibition is the result of a study of the visual elements and motives of the artist(s). A necessity identified from this provides new references for the context of the works presented.