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Three boys. Frozen in time. Painted after a snapshot the artist took looking outside his window. His view on the playground.
Koen Vermeule, Revisited (1996)
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Sep 29, 2014

Three boys. Frozen in time. Painted after a snapshot the artist took looking outside his window. His view on the playground.

Koen Vermeule, Revisited (1996)

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A photographic portrait of two young children, two sisters, one has an arm around the shoulder of the other. A loving gesture. But their gaze has strayed and does not suit the pose, it makes them psychologically isolated. They seem so close but also so far apart of each other. 
Loretta Lux, The Irish Girls (2005)
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Sep 24, 2014 / 42 notes

A photographic portrait of two young children, two sisters, one has an arm around the shoulder of the other. A loving gesture. But their gaze has strayed and does not suit the pose, it makes them psychologically isolated. They seem so close but also so far apart of each other. 

Loretta Lux, The Irish Girls (2005)

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Iris van Dongen is known for her great scenic drawings in which references to the Romantic or Symbolist paintings from the ninetheenth century come together with our own time.
Iris van Dongen, Untitled (2008)
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Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note

Iris van Dongen is known for her great scenic drawings in which references to the Romantic or Symbolist paintings from the ninetheenth century come together with our own time.

Iris van Dongen, Untitled (2008)

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He was a pioneer of the staged photography and video art. And one of the first to work as a VJ, mixing live sounds with animations and images at parties in the Netherlands in the ’ 90’s. Gerald van der Kaap rocked the art scene in so many ways.Total Hoverty is such a manipulated photo. A beautiful view of a big city, as if you’re hovering above it, built up in many layers.
Gerald van der Kaap, Total Hoverty (1992)
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Sep 19, 2014

He was a pioneer of the staged photography and video art. And one of the first to work as a VJ, mixing live sounds with animations and images at parties in the Netherlands in the ’ 90’s. Gerald van der Kaap rocked the art scene in so many ways.
Total Hoverty is such a manipulated photo. A beautiful view of a big city, as if you’re hovering above it, built up in many layers.

Gerald van der Kaap, Total Hoverty (1992)

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'Catching the immaterial beauty of colors' The artist Jan Andriesse unites the eye of the artist with the mind of a scientist. His conceptual work is actually nothing more but the objective report of an investigation into visual phenomena as we experience them. Our observation of natural light, rainbows, water and the reflections of these elements. 
Jan Andriesse, Foto kleurenspectrum op hand (1995)
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Sep 17, 2014 / 4 notes

'Catching the immaterial beauty of colors' The artist Jan Andriesse unites the eye of the artist with the mind of a scientist. His conceptual work is actually nothing more but the objective report of an investigation into visual phenomena as we experience them. Our observation of natural light, rainbows, water and the reflections of these elements. 

Jan Andriesse, Foto kleurenspectrum op hand (1995)

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None of the senses are so intimately linked with the soul, with emotions as that of sight, of the eye. The closing-off of one’s sight of the world around us is the central theme in Desiree Dolron’s Blind series. She uses the blind eyes as a methaphor and the viewer is made aware of the distance and isolation created by the absence of a gaze.
Desiree Dolron, Morwenna (Blind series) (1994)
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Sep 15, 2014 / 1 note

None of the senses are so intimately linked with the soul, with emotions as that of sight, of the eye. The closing-off of one’s sight of the world around us is the central theme in Desiree Dolron’s Blind series. She uses the blind eyes as a methaphor and the viewer is made aware of the distance and isolation created by the absence of a gaze.

Desiree Dolron, Morwenna (Blind series) (1994)

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Cardboard, latex, light, shadows, purity. Nothing and everything.Jan Schoonhoven was one of the most outspoken of the ‘Zero’ artists, remaining true to the ‘Zero’ principle for his entire career. Schoonhoven rejected the ideals of expressiveness and creativity in art professed by the CoBrA artists in the nineteen fifties. The Zero movement argued the opposite: that art should portray reality in its deepest essence. 
Jan Schoonhoven, RM 74-4 (1974)
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Sep 12, 2014 / 3 notes

Cardboard, latex, light, shadows, purity. Nothing and everything.
Jan Schoonhoven was one of the most outspoken of the ‘Zero’ artists, remaining true to the ‘Zero’ principle for his entire career. Schoonhoven rejected the ideals of expressiveness and creativity in art professed by the CoBrA artists in the nineteen fifties. The Zero movement argued the opposite: that art should portray reality in its deepest essence. 

Jan Schoonhoven, RM 74-4 (1974)

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A little man, recognizable as such but in an amorphous shape, as if he is wearing a weird body suit. As if someone is locked up inside the sculpture, pushing his way out of it. You want to touch it, stroke the aluminum surface and feel what is going on inside. Everyday objects, shapeless masses, contrasts in material, deceiving appearances, this is the artist Tom Claassen.
Tom Claassen, Zonder titel (Untitled) (1998)
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Sep 10, 2014 / 3 notes

A little man, recognizable as such but in an amorphous shape, as if he is wearing a weird body suit. As if someone is locked up inside the sculpture, pushing his way out of it. You want to touch it, stroke the aluminum surface and feel what is going on inside. 
Everyday objects, shapeless masses, contrasts in material, deceiving appearances, this is the artist Tom Claassen.

Tom Claassen, Zonder titel (Untitled) (1998)

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Jan Roeland has built up an oeuvre of paintings which moves between geometric abstraction and figuration. Recognizable simple topics, everyday objects like plants, ducks and aeroplanes, and the use of bright colors give his formally built up paintings some sense of humor. His canvases consist out of multiple layers of oil painting and have relatively small formats. Both fit into the old Dutch easel-painting tradition. 
Jan Roeland, Boeket (2009)
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Sep 8, 2014 / 2 notes

Jan Roeland has built up an oeuvre of paintings which moves between geometric abstraction and figuration. Recognizable simple topics, everyday objects like plants, ducks and aeroplanes, and the use of bright colors give his formally built up paintings some sense of humor. His canvases consist out of multiple layers of oil painting and have relatively small formats. Both fit into the old Dutch easel-painting tradition.

Jan Roeland, Boeket (2009)

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'The sky is the limit'
Hans Wilschut, 3rd Avenue (2002)
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Sep 5, 2014 / 9 notes

'The sky is the limit'

Hans Wilschut, 3rd Avenue (2002)

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Nina, a seven year old girl, indifferently posing in front of her home. A squat in Amsterdam in which she lived with her mother. This photo is one out of a serie Van Balen made of seven year old children between 1997-1999. Where would Nina be now….?
Céline van Balen, Nina (1998)
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Sep 3, 2014 / 138 notes

Nina, a seven year old girl, indifferently posing in front of her home. A squat in Amsterdam in which she lived with her mother.
This photo is one out of a serie Van Balen made of seven year old children between 1997-1999. Where would Nina be now….?

Céline van Balen, Nina (1998)

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His art works puzzle you, it’s poetry and ik makes you look again and again and….
Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Looking Twice (1999)
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Sep 1, 2014 / 4 notes

His art works puzzle you, it’s poetry and ik makes you look again and again and….

Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Looking Twice (1999)

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'The main thing I'm concerned with is how the light falls on pale skin, bruises on an arm, the beginnings of goose bumps in the cold. I'm also spending a lot of time on the mise en scène. The clothes have to be right, for example, the colours, the look and the posture has to match the image that I see in my head. Which is very detailed - right down to the nail polish.' Within these boundaries, Van Meene and her models create an atmosphere in which the images come about.
Hellen van Meene, The Secret Lives of Girls (2012)
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Aug 29, 2014 / 1 note

'The main thing I'm concerned with is how the light falls on pale skin, bruises on an arm, the beginnings of goose bumps in the cold. I'm also spending a lot of time on the mise en scène. The clothes have to be right, for example, the colours, the look and the posture has to match the image that I see in my head. Which is very detailed - right down to the nail polish.' Within these boundaries, Van Meene and her models create an atmosphere in which the images come about.

Hellen van Meene, The Secret Lives of Girls (2012)

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Breukel creates a bond with the subjects of his portraits through his wooden, large format camera on a tripod. When his head disappears under the dark cloth, he leaves the subjects alone with their thoughts, fears, and questions.
Koos Breukel, Charlotte Dumas (2005)
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Aug 27, 2014 / 1 note

Breukel creates a bond with the subjects of his portraits through his wooden, large format camera on a tripod. When his head disappears under the dark cloth, he leaves the subjects alone with their thoughts, fears, and questions.

Koos Breukel, Charlotte Dumas (2005)

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Van Elk has an eye to the photographic illusion and the artistic abstraction that can bestow so many different meanings on a presentation or image. 
Ger van Elk, Sketch for Seven Cubist Mouth Pieces (1979)
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Aug 25, 2014 / 3 notes

Van Elk has an eye to the photographic illusion and the artistic abstraction that can bestow so many different meanings on a presentation or image. 

Ger van Elk, Sketch for Seven Cubist Mouth Pieces (1979)

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