Jacqueline de Jong and Wieske Wester, Fish and Chips; Dürst Britt and Mayhew, The Hague

Jacqueline de Jong

Two very painterly painters of very different generations, Jacqueline de Jong (1939) and Wieske Wester (1985), presently share an exhibition at Dürst Britt and Mayhew.

Jacqueline de Jong
Wieske Wester

The title of the show not just indicates the organic inspiration of some of the paintings, but also seems to stress the rich and ‘greasy’ manner of working.

Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong

To be honest i have a weak spot for Wester’s way of drawing which reminds me of a style i used myself in the 1980s.

Jacqueline de Jong
Wieske Wester

Though this personal history detail may not (and even should not) interest you at all, it does tell you something about the very subjective views your critic may have.

Wieske Wester
Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong

On the other hand, look at the wonderful handwriting of both painters in their works and see how both show their own and very personal command of what they are creating.

Jacqueline de Jong
Wieske Wester

De Jong actively tried to bring power to imagination in all kinds of ways during her long artistic career.

Wieske Wester
Wieske Wester

She still does so in works in which imagination may grab you by the throat.

Wieske Wester
Wieske Wester

Wester shows how organic forms turn into paint or charcoal and may at the same time transform into other organic forms.

Wieske Wester, Jacqueline de Jong

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photograph courtesy to Jacqueline de Jong, Wieske Wester and Dürst Britt and Mayhew, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

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