Saturday 28 August 2021

Ricardo van Eyk / Michel Majerus


Michel Majerus (1967 -2002)



acrylic on canvas

480 x 700 cm, 15 parts, each 160 x 140 cm

Michel Majerus



acrylic on canvas

980 x 960 cm, 42 parts, each 140 x 160 cm




What is striking about these installations at first sight [...] is the fact that the artist accepts the room as more than just a necessary evil. Instead he underscores or even creates its different qualities [...]. Above all, the installations mostly emphasize the temporal, more or less dynamic moment of their perception. 


Raimar Stange 

Ricardo van Eyk (NL)

Installation view NIHIL



Friday 13 August 2021

Wim Claessen / Léon Spilliaert

Léon Spilliaert

Strand gezien vanuit Bredene 


washed East Indian ink on paper

73,8 x 48 cm




I got to now the work of León Spilliaert (1881–1946 ) during a visit to Ostend (B) in 1996 where in the museum of fine arts an exhibition of his work took place. 

His seascapes in particular made a big impression on me, I came across the work several times in the following years and every time there was that enormous appreciation for the austere great strength of the work. 

At the beginning of 2005 my work developed in a direction in which the simplicity, the sobriety of the image and my use of color became characteristic of my work.

Again I run into Spilliaert and without copying him, his work influenced my way of working.


Wim Claessen, 2021

Wim Claessen (NL)



acrylic on canvas

120 x 170 cm