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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Guy Olivier

''Guy Olivier werd geboren in 1964 in hartje Maastricht waar zijn ouders een banketbakkerij hadden. In 1978 gaat Guy naar Antwerpen om er voor kok te leren. De drang naar expressie buiten het fornuis komt al snel tot uiting in de menukaarten en borden die hij maakt. Tussen de fraai opgeschreven opsomming van de gangen en gerechten duiken exotische scenes op van vrouwen die met hun derrieres in kristallen champagneflutes zitten.
De kunst van het schilderen, de kunst van het genieten, de kunst van het leven. Dat alles straalt het werk van de Nederlandse kunstenaar Guy Olivier uit. Eetfestijnen en wulpse vrouwen in horeca gelegenheden zijn Olivier’s favorieten onderwerpen. De overdadigheid wordt erin gevierd als een levensbehoefte - wat zou het leven arm zijn zonder die overdaad! De levensvreugde spat van het doek; Hoe de kunstenaar plezier beleefde aan het maken van z’n werk, is voor iedereen op de eerste blik duidelijk.''


and here Galerie Guy Olivie

Caprice de Melo

Melo lives and works as a painting artist in Berlin/Germany

....Painting of the heart.

This name appropriately characterises the essentials of the works of Melo: They come from her deepest inside and offer to the viewer an amount from astonishing and original approaches of situations, people and moods."...

This is a part of the text from the art historian Elena Rempel about the artworks of Caroline Caprice de Melo

Art education: Graphic arts and design in the institute of creativity and media in Hamburg


more here and here

Jo Joosten

''Surreal and unexpected situations in a world that's characterized by alienation and mystery. This is how many of my paintings can be typified. I paint after reality, even though this is approached very closely , my paintings aren't always that realistic. All images and places that are shown, are real to me. They are my dreams fantasies and feelings, often unintentionally put on canvas. I love to create images of unexisting places,but still give a certain recognition .transformation of the perception plays a big part in this.''


''I was born in Maasbracht (The Netherlands)in 1956.
I can't remember any period in my life in wich I haven't been painting or drawing.
From 1976 till 1982 I attended the "tehatex" art-education in Nijmegen.
After that I ended up as a teacher of expresive arts.
Besides teaching , I kept qualifying and training in my profession, and I ran a commercial agency for a decade , and I worked as a grafhic designer.
The mixture between teaching and the manufacturing of housestyles , illustrations etc.was a good mariage , They couldn't live without each other , and I didn'twant to miss either one of them .
But still , suddenly I realised that the creativity in my job as a designer had totally disappeared.
Painting became my ultimate form of freedom and I decided to completely go for that.
It was only in 2006 , when the need arose to step out with my work.
Very soon , individual expositions followed , and I took part in group exhibitions .
All that is left for me , is to wish you a lot of fun seeing my paintings.
If you have any questions , you can always mail me''

Jo Jooster

Albert Robbe

Albert Robbe (1943) took a drawing-course at the School of Graphic Arts in Utrecht (NL). This basis for his later works was broadened by supplementary trainings at the Academy of Arts, also in Utrecht.

He worked as a freelance graphic designer for many years and made free works in graphic techniques and paintings in the style known as: 'the School of Utrecht' (a/o Joop Moesman, Pyke Koch). Three-dimensional and monumental he worked in order of a/o The Council of Utrecht, Dutch Railways, University of Utrecht and other companies abroad.

From 1977 onwards he worked as an independent designer of architectonic marketing concepts for fairs, showrooms and exhibitions. Big orders came from performing companies in the exhibition trade. He provided for example concepts for nearly all premier brands like Apple and Zeelandia. Especially in the last decade the drawing-table was more and more pushed away by the computer. This development caused Robbe to start painting again in the old-fashioned way with paintbrush and oil paint on canvas and panel.



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