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Opening ‘Birth, Skin and World’

A glimpse of last Friday’s opening of ‘Birth, Skin and World’ with works by artists Levi Malfait, Erwin Keustermans and guest Francis Vanhee, captured by Oona Smet.

See it for yourself Thursday to Saturday between 11 and 6 pm and Sunday between 2 and 6 pm. 

Sara van Vliet is one of the nominees for The Royal Award for Modern Painting 2022

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander will present The Royal Award for Modern Painting 2022 in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, September 21. Three young artists will be awarded and will each receive an amount of 9.000 euros. After the award ceremony, the King will open the exhibition where works by the winners and the other nominees can be seen.

This year 286 artists submitted works. The jury, led by Paula van den Bosch, chose the following nominees: Kenneth Aidoo, Bo Bosk, Abul Hisham, Minne Kersten, Julia Kiryanova, Ralf Kokke, Mila Lanfermeijer, Shani Leseman, Fang Mij, Dion Rosina, W Rossen, Eva Spierenburg, Sara van Vliet, Lotte Wieringa, Iriee Zamblé.

The Royal Award for Modern Painting was established by King Willem III in 1871 as a Royal Subsidy for Free Painting. After King Willem III, the Royal Prize was awarded by successive heads of state and King Willem-Alexander has continued this tradition since 2013. The prize is intended to encourage young, talented painters in their work as artists. Visual artists up to the age of 35 working in the Netherlands can compete for the prize.

The exhibition is open to the public from Friday 23 September to Sunday 23 October. 

For more info visit https://www.paleisamsterdam.nl/en/royal-award/royal-award-modern-painting-2022/

Interview with Niqui van Olphen on Gallery Viewer

In the section ‘The gallery of’ we talk to a host of gallerists from the Netherlands and Belgium: when and how did they start their gallery, what has changed in the art world since, what is their profile, what do they collect themselves, and what has been the impact of the pandemic on their gallery? In this part: Niqui van Olphen (NQ Gallery)

Read the article here.

© Oona Smet

Opening ‘Embodiment’

Thanks to all who made it to the opening last Friday to celebrate the inauguration of the new exhibition ‘Embodiment, with sculptures by Natasja Alers and paintings by Ronald Zuurmond. The exhibition will run until July 10th, we warmly welcome you to visit us if you haven’t seen it. Open Thursday to Saturday from 11 to 6 pm and Sunday from 2 to 6 pm.

Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp x NQ Gallery

NQ Gallery is excited to collaborate with Botanic Sanctuary Hotel Antwerp. With every gallery show, its exhibiting artists will also present works at the high end hotel. Each chapter of this dialogue between the gallery and the 15th century monastery hotel will be marked by an intimate reception and a preview of the gallery exhibition.

Visit Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp

Make It Happen: Stacii Samidin

He was born (1987) and raised in Rotterdam-East, a city district where he shared his life with many people with Indonesian roots, people with a strong sense of solidarity with one another. Stacii Simidin says: ‘I have grown together with the city.’ He compares his personal development with the growth of Rotterdam into a metropolis. As a youngster, the city neighbourhood was his stomping ground. Now, he has entered a worldwide arena as a human being, documentary photographer and documentary filmmaker.

Stacii has a passion for people and their identity, in particular for unorthodox groups of people such as gangs in neighbourhoods, backstreets and outskirts, also in Rotterdam: ‘I like to look beyond the ‘gang’ label. I see the boys behind their face coverings, and their families. I try to dispel stereotype imaging of groups, but also of Rotterdam as a city. After all, Rotterdam is much more than just the Erasmus Bridge, Sparta or Feyenoord. I stop before all those doors that people often pass by. For example, I made a photograph of children in the tenement staircase at the oude Kaap.’ This photograph won him the award ‘Power of Rotterdam’ in 2016.

Upcoming exhibition: Embodiment

‘Embodiment’ is a duo exhibition of sculptor Natasja Alers and painter Ronald Zuurmond. In it, the emotive potential of material, colour and movement binds the works in space. The eye follows the curves and dripped colours on the new ceramic sculptures of Natasja Alers. Blobs and humps take almost human shapes. We are invited to touch these sculptures that play on surface and inside.

Ronald Zuurmond leaves remnants pend mid-abstraction, where these traces of his painterly process become flowers, figures or remain abstract. He seems to balance memory and presence both in what is depicted and in aesthetic references. 

Opening on May 20th from 6 to 8 pm, ‘Embodiment’ will be introduced with a speech by Prof. Dr. Manfred Sellink, director of the Museum for Fine Arts in Ghent. The evening will be accompanied musically by the High Tree Cats, and catering provided by Van Teylingen Catering and Events. The exhibition runs until July 10th.

We look forward to welcoming you in the gallery!

Design by Jelle Jespers.

Interview with Alexander Tinei on Gallery Viewer

The art of painting of Alexander Tinei: A process from eighty to one hundred percent

For anyone who likes paintings in which a story is suggested rather than told, the exhibition ‘Angels & Outcasts’ by Moldavian, Budapest-based Alexander Tinei (1967) is an absolute must. Tinei studied at the Chisinau Repin State College of Fine Arts in Moldova from 1988 to 1991. In the ’00s, he established himself in the Western art world, where he had his first international exhibitions in Budapest, Amsterdam, and Belgrade.

Read the full article here.

Interview Alexander Tinei
© Oona Smet

Het Laatste Avondmaal. Van Da Vinci tot Mamedov.

05.03 – 22.05.2022

NQ Gallery Artist Marc Mulders is part of this exciting exhibition with his work Crack L.A. nr II from 1989. It shows another broad table, reminiscent of Da Vinci, but without people, bread or wine. Above it hangs a giant wall of flesh, perhaps as a pointer to the mysteries.

Museum Krona
Veghelsedijk 25
5401 PB Uden

For more info visit: https://www.museumkrona.nl

Marc Mulders – Crack L.A. nr II (1989). © Museum Krona

Read all about the new nipple vase of Natasja Alers

Natasja Alers is working on a new nipple vase in Design Museum Den Bosch. Spoiler alert, the vase will have a height of 1 m!

Read the article here.

Upcoming exhibition: Angels and Outcasts

On the verge of Spring, NQ gallery opens ‘Angels and Outcasts’, a solo exhibition of paintings by Moldovian artist Alexander Tinei. Working from cut out media images, the bodies in his paintings are detached from time and surrounding; their anatomic precision floating in a rough textured ether. Spread around in the space, sculpted figures by this exhibition’s guest artist Johan Tahon look like silence and introspection. Both artists express a subtle quality, in the midst of the continuous flux of things.

‘Angels and Outcasts’ is a solo exhibition of paintings by Alexander Tinei. Johan Tahon will figure as a guest artist with a series of new sculptures. 

The exhibition will open on March 18th and run until May 15th 2022. At the opening (6 to 8pm), there will be a talk by Doctor in Archeology and Art/Doctor of Philosophy Benny Madalijns at 6.30 pm. We are happy to pick up old habits; celebrating the opening with catering provided by Van Teylingen and Events in the presence of artist Alexander Tinei. We look forward to seeing you there!

Design by Jelle Jespers.

Upcoming exhibition: Silverstrand

We’re excited to announce the upcoming solo exhibition ‘Silverstrand’, with paintings and objects by Anne Silverstrand Forest, which will open on January 21st and run until March 13th 2022.

The exhibition carries the artist’s middle name, ’Silverstrand’, after a Swedish ancestor. Playing on characters, naming and veiled feelings, the exhibition covers the artistic journey of Anne Silverstrand Forest. Portrait-like paintings and wall objects of people and other creatures, look into histories and hierarchies. Strongly influenced by Russian Orthodox iconography that she grew up with, sole figures with a distant gaze are portrayed against an equally enigmatic, space-less background. The characters in her mystical and naive yet colourful portraits are each given a name, granting their stoic expressions and hidden emotional worlds, a sense of identity. 

The exhibition ‘Silverstrand’ will be accompanied by works of guests Marc Mulders in the Helen Frankenthaler Room and Anne Rose Regenboog.

Design by Jelle Jespers.

UNITED 4.12 – 14.01.2022

Natasja Alers – Ingrid van der Hoeven – Johannes Nagel – Stacii Samidin – Johan Tahon – Alexander Tinei – Ronald Zuurmond. With guest artist Martin Assig (graphic works and drawings)

The title for the UNITED exhibition has gradually emerged. It’s due to the various interconnections between the artists and their work that UNITED took shape. Many of the works in the exhibition were created especially for it. Having this show as its opening exhibition in the new space, feels like it’s no coincidence. The gallery hopes to present surprising skills and combinations, in which the works are complemented by each other’s presence.