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.
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.
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.
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.
De Jong actively tried to bring power to imagination in all kinds of ways during her long artistic career.
She still does so in works in which imagination may grab you by the throat.
Wester shows how organic forms turn into paint or charcoal and may at the same time transform into other organic forms.
© Villa Next Door 2018
Content of all photograph courtesy to Jacqueline de Jong, Wieske Wester and Dürst Britt and Mayhew, Den Haag