Vèf jaah! (Five years!); Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Dürst Britt & Mayhew celebrates its five years anniversary with works by all its thirteen artists (and its designer). For this occasion some works were given on loan by buyers and collectors whom the gallery has succeeded in gathering over the past few years. I leave you here with some aspects of what is on show as i’ve already written extensively about it. Click here if you want to read more by yours truly about the show (in English).

Wieske Wester
David Roth
Sybren Renema
Sybren Renema
Alex Farrar
Raúl Ortega Ayala
Raúl Ortega Ayala
Alexandre Lavet
Willem Hussem
Willem Hussem
Joseph Montgomery
David Roth
Paul Beumer
Paul Beumer
Joseph Montgomery
Wieske Wester
Puck Verkade
Puck Verkade
Lennart Lahuis
Lennart Lahuis
Alexandre Lavet
Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong
Pieter Paul Pothoven, Chantal Hendriksen
Pieter Paul Pothoven
Alex Farrar

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Contents of all photographs courtesy to all artists and Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag.

Bertus Pieters

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Jacqueline de Jong and Wieske Wester, Fish and Chips; Dürst Britt and Mayhew, The Hague

Jacqueline de Jong

Two very painterly painters of very different generations, Jacqueline de Jong (1939) and Wieske Wester (1985), presently share an exhibition at Dürst Britt and Mayhew.

Jacqueline de Jong
Wieske Wester

The title of the show not just indicates the organic inspiration of some of the paintings, but also seems to stress the rich and ‘greasy’ manner of working.

Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong

To be honest i have a weak spot for Wester’s way of drawing which reminds me of a style i used myself in the 1980s.

Jacqueline de Jong
Wieske Wester

Though this personal history detail may not (and even should not) interest you at all, it does tell you something about the very subjective views your critic may have.

Wieske Wester
Jacqueline de Jong
Jacqueline de Jong

On the other hand, look at the wonderful handwriting of both painters in their works and see how both show their own and very personal command of what they are creating.

Jacqueline de Jong
Wieske Wester

De Jong actively tried to bring power to imagination in all kinds of ways during her long artistic career.

Wieske Wester
Wieske Wester

She still does so in works in which imagination may grab you by the throat.

Wieske Wester
Wieske Wester

Wester shows how organic forms turn into paint or charcoal and may at the same time transform into other organic forms.

Wieske Wester, Jacqueline de Jong

© Villa Next Door 2018

Content of all photograph courtesy to Jacqueline de Jong, Wieske Wester and Dürst Britt and Mayhew, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters