In Dikker & Thijs Art Gallery there are regular exhibitions of photographs and paintings.
Exposition can be visited monday - saturday 15.00-22.00 hours.
Fieke van Dieren
28th of January – 5th of March 2013
In 2009 Fieke van Dieren graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in graphic design
Fieke combine (studio) photography with graphic techniques, such as charcoal, collage and illustration. By manually, as well as digitally, composing images, new and often alienating images are called into exsistence. The images are not meant to be understood in a single glance, but they allow the viewer to participate in the discovery of the story behind it. In the often mysterious images , each detail can give birth to a new story.
Solid themes or topics are not departure points for Fieke. The images arise from a feeling or atmosphere, where an element can provide the platform for the emergence of a new reality.
Amos van Gelder, paintings and statues
30th of November 2012 – 28th of January 2013
Born in Haifa, Israel, 03.06.1960.
1978 – 1981 IDF militairy service
1981 – 1984 Art studies at the Psychopolis Vrije Academie The Hague
1985 – 1986 Art studies at the Pratt institute New York
1987 – 1988 Art studies at the Arts-student league New York
1987 – 1990 Gallery assitant and expo, Bertha Urdang Gallery, 73 Madison Ave. New York
1990 e.v. Living and working in The Netherlands
‘Seæ Inside – New Age Flowers‘ van Fernando Nocco
Fernando Nocco: ‘Water is dead.’ That sounds like a joke: here we have clean water coming out of our taps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Worldwide, the question really is: how long does water still have? ‘Water is life.’ Don’t close your eyes! Also here, it won’t take long before that will be the joke. The sea was the womb for life on our planet. We still carry that sea within us, we consist of water.
With this serie I reminisce the still lifes of the old Dutch masters, who used strong compositions of colourful flowers, light and symbols to refer to life and death – I would like to invite you to turn your look inside, to see inside, and reflect on the importance that water should have in our time.
Fernando Nocco Fernando Nocco was born in Lecce, Italy, in 1965 and grew up in several areas in Italy between the Alps and the sea of Salento, where his love for nature turned into a passion for photography. In the eighties he studied photography at the IED in Rome, where he developed his skills with large format cameras.He was the assistant of the portrait photographer Giovanni Canitano in Rome, and later he established his own photographic studio in L’Aquila, dedicating his work mainly to architecture and interior design. After a long period of working as a professional freelance photographer in Italy, Fernando followed his fascination for the northern European lights, bringing him first to settle in Amsterdam (1997). He then became especially fascinated by Iceland and captured the beauty of her nature and strong contrasts (2001-2007). There he became aware of the fragility of wild nature in the hands of human beings. Nocco’s experiences in Iceland catalyzed into a strong consciousness about water issues.
‘Louise’ van Anne Mathen
Anne Mathen was born om the 14th of February 1959 in Diest, but she was brought up in Germany. She studied law at the Université Libre in Brussels and lives and paints since 1986 in Schoten. Anne Mathen has an atelier, where she works surrounded by many visitors. This according her saying:being away without leaving everyone behind.
In 2011 Anne Mathen produced a serie of paintings on the paper of the books written by the Flamish writer Willem Elsschot.The paper can still be seen as backgroud and in this way she shows the work of Elsschot comes to us in words and images .
The complete Willem Elsschot-serie can be seen at her website.
‘Reflections in space’ van Ryuji Taira
together with Arps&Co Fine Arts since 1902 in the framework of the International Photo Biennal Amsterdam 2012 van 4 – 30 juni 2012
Arps Gallery shows in Dikker & Thijs Art Gallery photographies by Ryuji Taira. Taira studied photography and worked as commercial photographer in Japan. He was also camera-assistent in Tokyo. Taira has specialised himself in platina prints on hand made Japanese paper. His work is part of various museum collections, such as the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art e.a. For the first time his work will be exhibited in Europe!
Hier meer informatie over Ryuji Taira
‘The Indies were our paradise’ by Annelies Damen
My Grandmother Riek came fro the Dutch East Indies. She was always telling stories about her former paradise: with the smells, the tastes and the flowers. About fifteen years ago Grandma started talking about the difficult times she had experienced in the Indies: the World War II and later the Japanese prison camp. She spoke of the happiness she felt when she found out her husband was still alive and how they found each other again in Bangkok. Then came the difficult years when the Indo-Dutch people (people of mixed descent with Dutch citizinship) were forced to leave the Republic of Indonesia. To me my grandmother was an original, strong and inspiring woman. She travelled with my family around the world until the age of 95. She loved to read many books, knew exactly what was going on in the world and was always very interested in my whereabouts and projects. In April 2010 my Grandma passed away at the age of 96. In October 2010 I travelled for a month through Java and Bali to visit all the places that were important in my Grandma’s life. I wanted to smell the scents and see the colours she always talked about. With my camera I made a visual story with my grandmother Riek as my sole inspiration. In my thoughts she travelled with me.
Photographer Annelies Damen created her latest photo series during her trip to Indonesia in October last year. She travelled throughout Java and Bali to visit places where her grandmother lived, worked and spend her holidays. The photo series of Annelies Damen consists partly of a poetic travel story in 31 images and partly of double images, in which old portraits are combined with the contempary landscape. The series were exhibited in the Gorcums Museum.