Art and creativity were an integral part of Majke Hüsstege’s upbringing. In 1999, this cumulated into her taking over the gallery that her mother, Ria Meijer, had founded in Den Bosch 30 years before. For more than 18 years, she mainly showed emerging talent (“I prefer working with young artists”), participated in countless art fairs and worked as an independent curator. She put artists such as Armen Eloyan, Lita Cabellut and Sadik Kwaish Alfraji on the map internationally. It is no coincidence that her gallery was voted "Gallery of the Year" in 2014. Being her energetic and dynamic self – or impatient in her own words – Majke decided to close her gallery in September 2017 to focus not only on art, but also on fashion, jewellery and design. A decision that worked out well for this eclectic art lover. These days, Majke works as an art advisor and as an independent curator for various exhibitions. Most importantly, she can finally do what makes her happy: remodel and furnish her new home - a former factory in the Brabant countryside - together with her boyfriend.
“I like many kinds of art and therefore also many kinds of painting. Each artist chooses his / her own modus operandi. If I am touched by it, the work has quality. Often there is a kind of direct relationship between the creative process, the choice of materials and the visual strategy. In the work of the artists I have selected, I see this directness reflected in various ways.”