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Welcome. Our gallery base is in Amsterdam and all of our artists live in
the city or nearby. The dimensions of all paintings on view are given in
centimeters and prices are in euros. The computer representations of the
paintings are as close as we can get to the real thing in terms of tone and
color but a photo is not a painting. If you are interested in a painting you
can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.
|Artist's index: JEFFRIES - WIERSUM - TEN BROEKE|
|JOHN MILES JEFFRIES||
John Miles Jeffries was born in Iowa in 1944. He started to paint early,
model ships and airplanes that he constructed. `The paint was called Dope.
It made you high, enjoyable work.' His first exhibition was in 1962 and he
was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1968. Since moving to Holland
in 1971 he has had exhibitions in numerous Dutch cities and Spain. Most of
his paintings are acrylic and ink on paper. Besides a preference for Chinese
brushes, he has developed an acrylic medium for mixing his paints. He also
makes sculptures from guitar strings and glass. `My ideas for paintings,'
says the artist, `just pop up'. `I paint what I like without commercial
considerations. The challenge of drawing on rice paper is that you can't erase.'
Like other artists on this web site, Jeffries' paintings are one-off originals. We do not sell lithographs.
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Gerard Wiersum was born in Zwanenburg Holland in 1958. A self-taught
artist, he describes his paintings as realistic, influenced by his
surroundings in Amsterdam where works as a theater light technician. His
work shown here is acrylic on canvas. `In my work,' says, Gerard, `the
realistic reproduction of the things I see play a great part along with the
manipulation of that reality. I look at the world around me and the way I
reflect on it. But anything can be my part of inspiration, as long as it
catches me and makes a lasting impression. That thing might be a dream, a
picture in the papers, a street scene.'
We think he is special and when you see is wire and paper sculptures, you will be convinced of his talent. His exhibitions in Amsterdam are frequent.
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|HANS TEN BROEKE||
Hans ten Broeke was born in Alkmaar 1948 and developed his technique of
using different materials and techniques after attending the Amsterdam
Rietveldacademie art school in the late 1960s. According to the artist,
painting is about imagining or freezing thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
Space for the unexpected is allowed while he is painting. In his mind and
experience his paintings are everything but abstract. However, he admits
that his work has been influenced by the school of abstract expressionism.
His technique is to apply acrylic paint with a pallet knife, a brush, or
both, onto canvas, panel board, or carton. He switches, he says, from smooth
to rough surfaces and compresses them. In some instances the paint is
scraped off resulting in the surface structure. In other instances he
applies pieces of glass and mirror, either whole or splintered.. He doesn't
limit himself to typical square shaped paintings.
Hans ten Broeke lives and works in the village of Akersloot and exhibits
his work frequently. Besides Holland, his paintings have been collected world wide.
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