What have Andrea Freckmann’s (1970) and Peter Vos’ (1975) paintings to do with each other?
Well, pretty little, i‘d say.
So little in fact, that their works seem to keep each other in balance at their present show at Maurits van de Laar’s gallery.
While Freckmann’s way of painting constantly reminds you that it could all be but a dream, Vos’ works make you believe that the characters he paints are both real and abstract.
Freckmann changes her daily life, including herself, people and objects around her, into a theatre in which every element adds to the dream of wonder and remembrance.
In these theatres animals – dogs, birds – frequently act as a kind of messengers from a parallel world within the parallel worlds of her paintings.
Vos shows you the more or less monumental characters of his birds (and some moths too), i’d even say in their full humanity.
In three recent paintings he added a lady to his birds, competing with each other in their enigmatic beauty.
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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Andrea Freckmann, Peter Vos and Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag.
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