Art in corona times 42. Andrea Freckmann, Peter Vos; Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague

Peter Vos

What have Andrea Freckmann’s (1970) and Peter Vos’ (1975) paintings to do with each other?

Andrea Freckmann
Andrea Freckmann

Well, pretty little, i‘d say.

Andrea Freckmann
Peter Vos

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.

Peter Vos
Andrea Freckmann

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.

Andrea Freckmann
Andrea Freckmann

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.

Peter Vos
Peter Vos

In these theatres animals – dogs, birds – frequently act as a kind of messengers from a parallel world within the parallel worlds of her paintings.

Peter Vos
Peter Vos

Vos shows you the more or less monumental characters of his birds (and some moths too), i’d even say in their full humanity.

Andrea Freckmann
Peter Vos

In three recent paintings he added a lady to his birds, competing with each other in their enigmatic beauty.  

Andrea Freckmann

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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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Art The Hague; Fokker Terminal, The Hague

Art The Hague, The Hague’s own art fair was opened yesterday (2 October) evening and is open next few days and over the weekend.

David Bade, DSM Collection

Aline Thomassen, presentation Museum De Buitenplaats

Art The Hague is quite a small fair – which is fine – and it calls itself quirky (eigenzinnig).

Ingrid Simons, Livingstone Gallery

Joseph Montgomery, Dürst Britt & Mayhew

Ruri Matsumoto, Livingstone Gallery

However, apart from the presentation of the POPinnART collective there is very little quirkiness.

Inter-galleristic (Inter-galactic?) consultation

Andrea Freckmann, Galerie Maurits van de Laar

Of course this fair is a good platform for Hague galleries, and they have very attractive presentations,

Christie van der Haak, Galerie Maurits van de Laar

D.D.Trans, Galerie Ramakers

but apart from that there are only very few surprises.

Pat Andrea, Galerie Ramakers

Christian Thømsen, Har.art Gallery

The overall artistic atmosphere is quite unexciting, even dull, in spite of some very fine presentations.

Pieter Lemmens, Galerie Mia Joosten

Pieter Lemmens, Galerie Mia Joosten

May be next year will be more inspiring.

Top right, in magenta red, the POPinnART presentation

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