We proudly present a new series of paintings by Loes
Koomen. The exhibition ‘Happy Buildings, Sad Trees’ is the first
collaboration between the artist and the gallery.
Online preview on Gallery Viewer 9 May 2020.
In collaboration with Manuela Klerkx.
Gallery opening hours: every Friday and Saturday / 13 - 18 pm
Viewing by appointment:
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many abstract painters, Koomen's work is not only about themes such as
color, shape or composition. The often abrasive colors - which are then
polished, then roughly applied to the canvas - and elusive shapes (do I
see traces of a tractor wheel, a gingham tablecloth, a piece of garden
fence or a flower?) are a translation of the artist’s reflections upon
social developments and situations such as inequality, discrimination,
or - as in this exhibition - the gap between city and countryside.
in this series is the absence of the use of black paint, which is
strongly present in almost all previous work. In her most recent
paintings, Koomen uses only four colors that strongly challenge each
other. A surprising element is the way shapes we recognise from her
earlier work now lead to a new visual language.
Koomen: “I don't
tell a story, I don't have a message either. I just translate things
that concern me to the canvas, into abstract images in which the
composition and use of color are the protagonists.”