No need to start May uninspired. From May 3 – 8, three big art fairs: Frieze, Art New York Fair, and Context will exhibit several Dutch designers. There are many more art fairs to add to your May-schedule. But to start with some high-brow exhibitions, here is an overview of the Dutch designers, and Dutch galleries at Frieze, New York Art Fair, and Context.
Frieze New York 2016 (May 5 – 8) brings together the world’s leading galleries, innovative curated sections, a celebrated series of talks, site-specific artist commissions and the city’s most talked about restaurants, all in a bespoke structure overlooking the East River in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.
GRIMM Gallery was founded by Jorg Grimm and Hannah Reefhuis in 2005, and has become one of the leading galleries for contemporary art in the Netherlands. Since 2010 the gallery is located in the city center of Amsterdam nearby the museum square at the Frans Halsstraat 26, representing more then twenty international artists. Grimm aims to show and promote the best artists of the contemporary international art scene.
Artists at the Grimm Gallery
The following artists will be exhibit at the Grimm Gallery stand – booth D12.
Jeanine Hofland Gallery
Jeanine Hofland Gallery exhibiits contemporary art. Their vision is to show deliberate art, and platform national and international artists.
Artist Hannah Perry
Jeanine Hofland Gallery exhibits artist Hannah Perry. The practice of Hannah Perry is an audio–visual melting pot, into which imagery related to love, anger, the male gaze, pop music, and street culture are all mixed. Through an hypnotic process of editing and re-editing, moving and still images, language and music are coalesced into an interlinking but non-linear multi-media network of video, sound-pieces, prints and performances.
Hannah Perry – I’d be lying if I said I was ok (2016) – Triptych, Lacquer and silkscreen print on aluminium board – 72 x 48 x 1.5 inches (182.88 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm)
2. Art New York Fair
Art Miami, the preeminent producer of leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, presents Art New York Fair for its second year, and the debut of CONTEXT New York this spring. The two highly-anticipated events will showcase artwork from more than 150 galleries respresenting nearly 1200 artists from 50 countries. The sister art fairs will take place May 3 – 8 at Pier 94, effectively launching New York Art Week, the pinnacle of New York’s art and cultural season.
Wanrooij Gallery, situated at a prime location in Amsterdam – the Netherlands, provides a stage for internationally acclaimed and emerging artists with a focus on new media art.
Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld
Artist Diederick Kraaijeveld constructs truly unique photo-realistic collages from salvaged wood. Kraaijeveld’s pieces have all been beautifully created from genuine, coloured vintage wood that the artist himself collects as he travels the globe: from abandoned buildings in the Mojave Desert to 16th century Dutch mansion floors.
For over 39 years Gallery Delaive has specialized in Modern and Contemporary Art. An important feature of the gallery is the large collection of original works by Sam Francis on paper and canvas. Gallery Delaive is the exclusive representative of the Sam Francis Foundation for Europe.
Artist Sam Francis
Sam Francis (1923 – 1994) occupies a prominent position in post-war American painting. Although associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement and Clement Greenberg’s Post-Painterly Abstraction, unlike many American painters of he time he had direct and prolonged exposure to French painting and to Japanese art which had an individual impact on his work.
Sam Francis (1923-2010) – Join the Chaos – 1990 – 152.1 cm (59 7/8 in.) diameter – Acrylic on tondo shaped canvas, mounted on wood panel and stretcher.
The Amsterdam and Miami based SmithDavidson Gallery, is specialized in Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on paintings and photography.
Dutch artist Marie Cécile Thijs
Marie Cécile Thijs is an artist with a distinctive signature. Her portraits are still lifes, and her still lifes become portraits. She is influenced by the old masters in painting, yet her work is clearly contemporary. Stillness is key.
Marie Cécile Thijs (Dutch, b. 1964) – Seventeen – Lambda C-print on dibond, framed – 70 x 70 cm / 27.5 x 27.5 inch – Executed in 2016
Villa Del Arte Gallery
The combined commitment of Villa Del Arte Gallery owners Bert van Zetten, Nemo Jantzen, Marcel and Jutta Huisman, and passion for art, together with a unique approach and willingness to exhibit some lesser-known artists has contributed to an ever-changing contemporary collection of a consistently high standard.
Dutch artist Yvonne Michiels
Yvonne Michiels tells personal stories about beauty, emotions and mortality. She uses topical examples from modern society. This results in aesthetic, innovative portraits that are not only fascinating, but often also moving.
Courtesy of Yvonne Michiels
The Public House of Art
The Public House of Art has bi-annual themed, eclectic shows that are open to all. They sell photographs in limited editions and unique one-off sculptures and paintings, verified by us and signed by the artist. They believe in housing art that is affordable yet highly collectable. That is why their art can go up in value and status. A nice side note: the work of Eric Guo, Untouchables 3, is selected by the ART NY staff to be featured in their public space. Find the arwork here.
Dutch artist Jenny Boot
Jenny Boot (1969) started her artistic career as a painter, but soon realised photography was an even more precise medium to express her feelings, a language that gave her more control in translating her vision into images.
Dutch artist Barbara van den Berg
Barbara van den Berg (1978) is an insanely talented artist. Did you think the Dutch could only paint flowers and cows? Well, you will have to reconsider after seeing her work. Look closer: some of her collages are the mix of up to 40 different characters.
Courtesy of Barbara van den Berg – Artemis
The inaugural edition of CONTEXT New York will take place May 3 – 8, 2016 in Manhattan. The fair will join Art New York at Pier 94, located on the Hudson River at 12th Avenue at 55th Street. Like its hugely successful sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, which launched during Miami Art Week in 2012, CONTEXT New York’s open atmosphere will create meaningful dialogue between collectors, participating galleries, and artists. CONTEXT New York will provide the ultimate platform for both the veteran and unseasoned collector to enjoy and acquire mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by sixty participating emerging and established galleries during one of the most important weeks for contemporary art in New York City.
Founded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007, Rademakers Gallery is a contemporary gallery that presents artworks by emerging and renowned artists at the interface of art, photography, fashion and design. The founder, Pien Rademakers, has a passion for the multidisciplinary in the arts and strongly values an inspiring context where all creative disciplines merge together.
Dutch artists at Rademakers Gallery
Studio Job was founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven now based in Antwerp and Amsterdam. They redefine the applied arts for the contemporary age. Their collaboration has created highly expressive, mainly one-off or limited edition works, from the outset.
Courtesy of Studio Job – Banana
Ingrid Baars graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in the early 1990s and worked as an independent illustrator and photographer until 2009 when she decided to concentrate solely on her artistic work, which previously coexisted with her commercial activities.
Courtesy of Ingrid Baars – Dinka
Carli Hermès (1963) studied photography at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague and the Bournemouth School of Art in England. He achieved international fame with his advertising photography for brands like Martini, Philips, Nike, Suit Supply and KLM.
Shade – 2012 – 135 X 100 – (Edition of 7)
Natasja van der Meer
Natasja van der Meer (1969) studied sculptural art at the Nieuwe Akademie in Utrecht. She likes to use different kinds of material, to express her vision on modern life.
The Bomb – 2016 – 30 X 30 X 50 – (Edition of 3)