Old couple on coach

"Old couple on the couch during the vernissage II, September 2022"
29 by 29 cm, Acrylics on paper

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

It's been almost three weeks since I last wrote anything in my journal. I have seen beautiful things during this gap. Here is the recapitulation:

On the 10th of September, there was a vernissage of a group exhibition I was a part of. The location of the opening was beautiful. I saw this old couple on the couch that matched the spectaculair interior of this mysterious house. It made me think about how I want to grow old.

On Friday, September 16th, I visited the 8th Biennale for Painting at three locations.
In Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens I saw two works by Anh Trân presented in a corner of a room, in a 90° angle. I liked the presentation. We like to hang art "in the middle of the middle", it's so boring! It made me think about how I want to present my work.
I also enjoyed the works of Dalton Paula, a series of painted books whose blue/turquoise backgrounds are reminiscent of retratos pintados (old photos that were artificially coloured). It made me think about all the things I can paint on.
In Mudel I saw work by Charles-René Callewaert who used blue as a sketch color. When I saw that beautiful blue color still dominant in the painting, I thought I should do that too ... or swap it with red.
I am glad that I was also able to visit the Raveel Museum. The artists presented in this Biennale were interesting, but I also found the work of Raveel on the top floor worthwhile. Raveel has stubbornly done his thing. It made me think about how stubborn I should be.

On Saturday, September 17th, we closed the doors of my solo exhibition in Sleidinge and I picked up all the artworks. It made me think about painting on smaller canvasses.
In the late afternoon I continued to the open studio of an artist. I didn't stay long, but long enough to see a lot of beautiful things. A studio is much more intimate than a gallery. It made me think about my own studio and how I want to further transform my space.

 

       

"Studio of the artist I, Velzeke, September 2022"
20 by 20 cm, Acrylics on paper

"Studio of the artist II, Velzeke, September 2022"
20 by 20 cm, Acrylics on paper

NEXT EVENTS

march 9 > 24, 2024 - promenades - flooat gallery, aalter
april 20 > may 12, 2024 - thuis - kunstkamer oudenaarde
may 4+5, 2024 - open studio days
may 10+11+12, 2024 - kunst in de huiskamer, sombeke

 

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