Galerie van den Berge in Goes presents a special online exhibition for Gallery Viewer that includes a variety art for a relatively low price. All works of art in the 'Comfort in tough times' exhibition are in the price range of €90 to €650. Works are added to the online exhibition on a regular basis. Some of these works were made during quarantine, others originate from the artists' archives.
The online exhibition shows the diversity that the gallery has to offer and contains many unique works. This is, for example, an excellent opportunity to acquire a unique work by Jan van Munster, whose work is included in nearly every leading modern and contemporary art museum in the Netherlands. Last year, he received a solo exhibition in the Kröller-Müller Museum. You might also think of a unique sculpture by the Belgian sculptor Paul Gees, who is considered to be one of the most important sculptors in Belgium. Dave Meijer's highly stylized and abstracted versions of 'landscapes' and his artist's studio are also for sale. From 1 June onwards, his work is visible once again in the ‘Treasure Room’ of Museum Voorlinden. Frank Halman’s series ‘New end’ highlights the last sentences of different books: sentences that convey a simple and hopeful message. His work can be found in the collections of the Centraal Museum and Museum Voorlinden. The work of Jus Juchtman radiates an infinite depth and tranquility. His work has been purchased by, among others, SMAK in Ghent and the Belgian embassy in Vienna. Cor van Dijk, whose sculptures are included in the collections of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Museum de Lakenhal, also offers a drawing for sale.
Besides the fact that this might be a good opportunity to kickstart your own art collection (or to expand your existing collection), it is also a great way to support artists and galleries during this difficult time. Artist Nanda Runge, for example, shows us fascinating architectural spaces that don’t appear to be ‘quite right’. Mirjam Hagoort also creates displaced urban landscapes, in a search for the 'sad beauty' and light contrasts within orphaned buildings, empty squares or industrial areas. For Stijn Kriele, the Zeeland landscape, which is strongly determined by man, is his greatest source of inspiration. Tamara Dees (whose work was on display in the Bonnefanten Museum) is fascinated by the sea and especially by travel over sea, always looking at an infinite and unreachable horizon. However, her ships are often unusable. The geometric abstract work of P.B. van Rossem is inspired by a multitude of sources: from everyday observations and emotions, humanism and science to jazz, poetry and light.
British artist Shawn Stipling, on the other hand, has his eye on the seemingly purposeless and non-functioning details in manmade objects and subsequently emphasises their beauty or even value. Ingrid van der Hoeven examines her layered identity in her three-dimensional representations of the female body. Wolfgang Ellenrieder examines the connections between reality and fiction in his work (especially at this time), combining digital media with painted images. Raf Thys refers in his paintings to both his personal and our collective memories, so that his work is equally abstract and recognisable. Ditty Ketting's abstract geometric paintings are characterized by strong colour combinations that allow the viewer to experience colour almost physically, as the colours seem to pulsate as a result of the interaction between the colours.