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, 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

© Villa Next Door 2019

Contents of all photographs courtesy to the artists, the galleries and Art The Hague

Bertus Pieters


Ingrid Simons, Dämmerung (Twilight); Livingstone Gallery, The Hague

Ingrid Simons (1976) presently shows paintings at Livingstone Gallery.

She mainly paints landscapes.

Although the landscape seems to be just a vehicle for expressive painting with sometimes heavy impasto in abstract compositions, she retains the depth of a landscape in her works.

She is especially fascinated by the blue hour just before sunrise and the twilight after sunset.

At the gallery is also a new book for sale about her work, with a text by amongst others Rick Vercauteren and an introduction by yours truly.

© Villa Next Door 2019

Contents of all photographs courtesy to Ingrid Simons and Livingstone Gallery, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters