Carrie Meijer, “NYC 06 2018”,
digital print on Cromaluxe, 59,4 x 84,1 cm / 23,23 x 33,07 inch © Carrie Meijer
Jan Hoff “New Amsterdam”
folded gloss paper, 100 x 100 cm / 39,37 inch © Jan Hoff
Rob de Oude, “Tip Top Tumble” 2016
20 x 20 cm cm / 7,87 inch © Rob de Oude
Bos Fine Art and Portofino Beauty present a Pop Up exhibition in the heart of Manhattan featuring three Dutch artists: Jan Hoff (Netherlands) who specializes in wall objects made of folded gloss paper; Carrie Meijer (Netherlands) who works in digital prints on Chromaluxe; and Rob the Oude (New York based Dutch artist) who makes hard edge paintings. The exhibition starts Feburary 28 and runs until May 30 in the midtown spa location of Portofino Beauty on 56th street.
The gallery is open daily:
Monday 11am – 8.30pm
Tue – Fri 9am – 8.30pm
Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 12pm – 5.30pm
Bos Fine Art is an art gallery based in the Netherlands since 1988. We specialize in geometric abstract art. The gallery in The Hague, next to the Mauritshuis, showcases works made by one hundred European artists. The exhibits change every few months highlighting one hundred different forms of technique, material and composition.
It doesn’t matter what kind of material Carrie Meijer (NL,1951) is using, or which technique, she finds herself craving regularity. Pen drawings, linocuts and lithography are some of the many techniques she uses. Her love for the work of Bram van Velde and the use of the colored surfaces inspired her to follow different courses, such as the Vrije Academie in The Hague. A few years ago she accidentally created digital works. The digital prints that can be seen at the exhibition in TZT003 at Bos Fine Art, in addition to the pen drawings, are made in Microsoft Word, And what particularly is unique in this digital age, after printing, the files are deleted so each work is the only existing edition.
As a visual artist Jan Hoff (NL, 1957) is a late bloomer. He enjoys non-figurative objects and compositions. The works that are shown in exhibition untitled TZT002 are compositions which consist of strips of dark or light gloss paper. These are at an angle of 45 or 90 degrees glued to a background and thus forming a rhythmic abstract geometric pattern. Jan Hoff, gives his ideas form as an abstract web of paper and cubes. Because of the light and shadows the work evokes a strong sense of balance and tranquility, while at the same time they are very lively continuously changing depending on the angle of the viewer.
The paintings and drawings made by Rob de Oude (NL, 1970) are composed of meticulously placed repeated lines, the lines reveal geometric shapes and patterns. Repeatedly using a single unit, a straight line, displays the infinite possibilities of a synchronized effort. Overlapping bands, grids of colors and collisions of angled lines create an elusive sense of space, shifting color, and deceptively bending lines. Rob mixes an intuitive use of color, rhythm, composition and layering choices with a systematic mode of painting. These types of juxtapositioning between intuition and methodology are part of seeking a sense of orchestrated balance with a single line as the building unit.