Uit het atelier! (From the studio!); Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

Jérôme Touron

Presently Galerie Ramakers has a show of works by five artists – Jérôme Touron, Azul Andrea, Reinoud Oudshoorn, Max Fouchy and Frank Halmans – which connect the optical to the slightly absurd.

Azul Andrea
Jérôme Touron
Reinoud Oudshoorn

For example Oudshoorn’s K-17 is a sculpture that may remind you of a graphite drawing or a black and white photograph and plays a game with your sense of perspective.

Azul Andrea

Andrea’s many sided works as shown here might probably be best described as optical lyricism.

Azul Andrea
Azul Andrea
Max Fouchy

Fouchy’s optical adventures vary from quite simple jokes to far more intricate works.

Max Fouchy
Max Fouchy
Max Fouchy
Max Fouchy
Max Fouchy
Max Fouchy
Max Fouchy
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Azul Andrea
Max Fouchy
Frank Halmans
Jérôme Touron

Touron’s Botanique (Botanical) is one of the more monumental works in the show.

Jérôme Touron

Its simple concept contains a world of rich absurdity.

Jérôme Touron
Jérôme Touron
Frank Halmans

But undoubtedly the highlight of the show is Halmans’ Verlaten galerijflat (Abandoned Block of Flats).

Frank Halmans

It looks a bit like a big sum of the different aspects of Halmans’ works about which i wrote quite extensively in 2016 in Villa La Repubblica. Click here to read that article (in Dutch).

Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans
Frank Halmans

The works are still on show this week and over the weekend, so you have to hurry if you don’t want to miss this!

Frank Halmans

© Villa Next Door 2019

Contents of all photographs courtesy to the artists and to Galerie Ramakers, den Haag.

 

Bertus Pieters

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