Wednesday, 12 June 2013

"Abstract art, the form that dominated the 20th century, once again reigns supreme..." Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper published this piece 'Importance of Being Abstract'  by Charlotte Burns, Melanie Gerlis and Julia Michalska on the popularity of abstract art at Basel art fair.

"Can today’s artist move the once-radical form in a new, meaningful direction? “The problem is, there is a group of lower-tier abstract painters who are good and whose work looks beautiful, but what they are bringing to the table in terms of art history is nothing new. They are not adding to the conversation,” says the New York-based art adviser Lisa Schiff."

"It is “one of the great inventions of Modern art that is barely a century old”—rather, it is “a century young” Robert Storr, the dean of the Yale University School of Art"

 “The abstract is always relevant; you can have a rhetoric behind it that can be whatever you want.” Loring Randolph, a director at Casey Kaplan

“Who says that decorative art is not also serious art? Matisse and virtually all of Islamic tradition attest to the fact that it is or can be,” Robert Storr says, adding: “Is Mondrian eye-candy?”

and  "The trend is market-led, too." !

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Neue Stille at Vous Etes Ici

Another great initiative of Manuela Klerx
("We make no differences, but we like to do things differently. ")
José Heerkens 2012-L6 (Predawn) Oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm Luuk De Haan mogelijkheid 055_07_288 ultra chrome  print 50x70 cm
"Neue Silent" is an ongoing project, initiated by Klerkx Art Agency, with the aim of using new ways and partnerships to show. The work of contemporary (especially abstract) painters from different backgrounds and generations in constantly changing locations and contexts  Whether pure abstractions or paintings with references to nature or daily life, what these artists binds is their inner urge to loosen the issues of the day art. they do not bend with every wind: silence, reflection and experiment their driving force. Although the work is usually modest in size, its meaning is even more monumental. We believe that communication with the media and the public (thanks to social media) are essential to give the work of these artists deserves attention (and all too often do not receive).  We are pleased to take place in the beautiful gallery space and in cooperation with our friends VOUS ETES ICI on Sunday, June 9th from 16 to 18 hours.'s first "Neue Pacific" The exhibition runs until Sunday, June 23, 2013 (Wednesday - Sunday 12-18 pm). Pieter Bijwaard U-vormen 03 2012 Acrylic on paper 32,5 x 25