Frank Van den Broeck

Frank Van den Broeck IntroductionBiographyIntroduction The drawings of Frank van den Broeck (1950) have a characteristic and unmistakable signature. In nimble lines he draws scenes that, although concrete are ambiguous as well. Floating is an often used theme in the work of Van den Broeck, making it seem like objects are in a state of…

Stan Klamer

Stan Klamer IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Stan Klamer (1951) conceives drawing and painting as a form of cartography. By abstracting reality into a map, space is created for reflecting ideas and thoughts. Often Stan Klamer represents islands. The island forms a closed world, offering space for experiments and for the development of ideas because of its isolated position.…

Pascale-Sophie Kaparis

Pascale-Sophie Kaparis IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Pascale-Sophie Kaparis (1959) werkt al enige tijd aan een serie inkttekeningen die ze zelfportretten noemt, maar die op het eerste gezicht abstract zijn. In rode inkt tekent ze vormen die lijken op planten of vruchten. Ze zijn aan elkaar verbonden tot een stelsel waarin de ene vorm op een organische manier aansluit…

Martin Fenne

Martin Fenne IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Martin Fenne’s (1964), by origin a painter, uses strips of satin piping to produce figures, following the shapes of the bodies and objects in an undulating motion, just like the lines in a copper engraving. The bands of shiny material partially overlap and are slightly lifted from the surface, thus they catch…

Dirk Zoete

Dirk Zoete IntroductionBiographyIntroduction In his drawings, Dirk Zoete (1969) shows theatrical stages with buildings or ships on them. These constructions contain several floors upon which houses, objects and people have been placed, that seem to be part of a system. The human figures are depicted in a rudimentary manner, like dolls or large scarecrows, looking…

Nour-Eddine Jarram

Nour-Eddine Jarram IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Nour–Eddine Jarram (1956) got known in the 90’s through his paintings in which he mixed elements from the paintings of Dutch old masters with motives from islamic culture. He replaced the heads of the physicians from Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson with tulips, for example. After this he developed his own landscapes in which…

Justin Wijers

Justin Wijers IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Justin Wijers (1981) draws victims of violence and traffic accidents he finds on the Internet. With a fine jellyroller pen he depicts the battered bodies in thin, precise lines. The bodies are only partly coloured in and their contours are very lightly sketched on the white surface of the paper. At first…

Karin van Dam

Karin van Dam IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Karin van Dam (1959) is known for her installations composed with materials such as buffers for boats, ropes and insulating casing. At one time she even used entire pre fab polyester ponds which she hung in the medieval hall of the centre for contemporary arts De Vleeshal in Middelburg, The Netherlands.…

Ronald Versloot

Ronald Versloot IntroductionBiographyIntroduction Ronald Versloot’s (1964) hallmark is the use of linoprint in paintings. In just a few apt strokes he delineates a landscape or an interior, in which he prints human figures by means of a linocut. With this he investigates the age old problem problem in painting,  how to integrate the human figure…

Elmar Trenkwalder

Elmar Trenkwalder IntroductionBiographyIntroduction The Austrian artist Elmar Trenkwalder (1959) evokes a baroque world in his drawings, in which a peculiar fusion of eroticism and architecture is taking place. In his richly decorated architectonic spaces columns have phallic forms, ornaments turn out to be composed of entwined human figures. The form language and exuberance are closely…