25 Years Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

Galerie Ramakers is celebrating its 25 years anniversary.

Left to right: Yumiko Yoneda, Pat Andrea, Michel Hoogervorst
Pat Andrea
Warffemius; Bob Bonies in the background

Some artists of the gallery were invited to make a temporary monumental work on the walls.

Hieke Luik
Bob Bonies
Ien Lucas

Near the windows Bob Bonies (1937) made an apparently simple, but in fact quite sophisticated work, while Ien Lucas (1955) made such an unobtrusive work on the opposite wall, that one would almost think it is a common feature of the gallery.

Klaus Baumgärtner
Jan van Munster
Warffemius

In the back space of the gallery four men, Mat van der Heijden (1964), Joncquil (1973), Pat Andrea (1942) and Michel Hoogervorst (1961), are competing, each in his own special way.

Klaus Baumgärtner
D.D.Trans
Hieke Luik

In the conservatory Yumiko Yoneda (1965) has made an installation of her sensitive drop-like sculptures which now slowly change with the changing of the daylight.

Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk
Pat Andrea

In between all this monumentality there are some smaller works by other artists of the gallery on show.

Mat van der Heijden
Mat van der Heijden
Joncquil

It is not a minor achievement to run a successful gallery for 25 years, and the general mood of the exhibition is warm and festive.

Joncquil
Joncquil
Left to right: Joncquil, Pat Andrea, Yumiko Yoneda, Warffemius

It also goes to show how important the bond between a gallery-keeper, the artists and the gallery’s visitors and customers is.

Pat Andrea; in the background Yumiko Yoneda
Pat Andrea
Michel Hoogervorst

Of course it is business, but it is very much a business of love.

Michel Hoogervorst
Michel Hoogervorst
Yumiko Yoneda

It is very much the enthusiastic and informal personality of Catalijn Ramakers and her aesthetic choices that has made this brilliant artistic party possible.

Yumiko Yoneda
Yumiko Yoneda
Michel Hoogervorst

In fact this party of love and dedication has been going on already for many years and by all means i wish her a prolongation of many years to come.

Warffemius

© Villa Next Door 2019

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

Bertus Pieters

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