Art in corona times 49. Bob Bonies & Cor van Dijk; Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

Bob Bonies

Galerie Ramakers presents at the moment some real hardcore geometric abstract modernism.

Bob Bonies
Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk

On show are works by old hands in the trade Bob Bonies (1937) and Cor van Dijk (1952).

Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk
Bob Bonies
Bob Bonies

Old hands though they may be, they don’t show you a program of old boring tricks. Indeed there may be something to defend in geometric abstraction, but the best defence is the refinement in the works of both artists.

Bob Bonies
Bob Bonies
Bob Bonies
Cor van Dijk

They are both deepening their methods and their ideas, something which is especially visible in Bonies’ remarkable development through the years.

Bob Bonies
Bob Bonies
Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk
Cor van Dijk

As Van Dijk’s works constantly attract attention by their almost casual simplicity, Bonies’ colours add an almost festive note to this exhibition.

Bob Bonies
Bob Bonies
Bob Bonies
Cor van Dijk

Something festive which is not just appropriate for this dark season, but also for the dreary times we are currently living in.

Cor van Dijk

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to Bob Bonies, Cor van Dijk and Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag.

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Art in corona times 5. For the Love of Art, Galerie Ramakers, The Hague

Galerie Ramakers recently opened a new show specially made for these difficult times.

Frank Halmans

Reinier Lagendijk; background left: Warffemius,; background right: Bob Bonies

Warffemius

The gallery is quite spacious, so the five feet distance rule can easily be observed.

Warffemius

Reinoud Oudshoorn

Reinoud Oudshoorn

Of course there are setbacks for the gallery and its artists.

Joncquil

Reinoud Oudshoorn

Marion Bijlenga

Fairs are postponed or don’t take place and works made for these events or meant to be shown at them have to be exhibited in another way.

Joncquil

Joncquil

Johan De Wit

In the gallery is, of course, the best and most obvious way to do so.

Johan De Wit

Frank Halmans

Frank Halmans

One can look at zillions of works of art on the internet, but nothing can beat the real thing.

Reinier Lagendijk

Reinier Lagendijk

Bob Bonies

Many of the works presently on show are for the inquisitive and have the power to absorb you.

Michel Hoogervorst

Michel Hoogervorst

Warffemius

Personally i enjoyed seeing these works very much. Some of them are golden oldies, others are quite new.

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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

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