Paulus de Groot, grew up in the art circle of the seventies, wanted to become an artist, like his father, Karel de Groot. After his death, his son started a career as an artist at Studio Herenplaats.
Paulus (has down syndrome) mainly paints his own inner-world, a world which is often restless and can be read as a diary. The events and experiences of Paulus are being reproduced in colour and shape. The homosexuals, making love with enormous pimols, are painted with bright expressive colours, the nose is mostly placed between the eyes, breasts and navel do not differ in size. He looks for the extreme in horror movies, from the videotheque. Colours are very important to him. Light yellow and light red, stand for aids and scary diseases. Dark red is the colour of the planet of passion and has to do with love and sex. All colours of the rainbow are for the homosexuals in the sauna. Black clouds instead of white, black is the colour of gloom.
Besides his bizarre themes, that look sweet and innocent as for expressive language, Paulus is also painting portraits of people in his environment, often family members, Karel, Toos or his sister Anna Maria.
1995 KunstRai’95, Amsterdam
1996 Otsu Museum of History, Shiga, Japan
1996 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996 “Portraits of God”, A Gallery @ Wares for Art, New York, V.S.
1998 “Zonder Omweg 2”, Singer Museum, Laren
1998 Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, V.S.
1998 Änglar, Stockholm, Zweden
1999 Salon d’Art Signulier l’Ancien Musée de Peinture, Grenoble, Frankrijk
1999 Project Ability Universal Printshow’99, Glasgow, Schotland
1999 Musée d’Art Modern, Luik, België
2000 “Volledig ingericht”, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2000 MAD-Attack, Museé d’Art Differencié, Luik, België
2003 Outsider Art Fair, New York, V.S.
2003 Museé d’Art Differencié, Luik, België
2004 Outsider Art Fair, New York, V.S.
2006 INUTI, Stockholm, Zweden
2007 “No Name”, Galerie Alte Turnhalle, Bad Durkheim, Duitsland
2007 “Who Am I # 3”, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2007 “Outsiderkunst van Herenplaats” GAIA museum, Randers, Denemarken
2007 INTUIT Fair in Chicago, V.S.
2008 Outsider Art Fair, New York, V.S.
2008 Expositie in Niki Kurabu, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Arts Project Australia, Melbourne, Australië, “Revealing the Human”
2011 “Continuuum: Gender Identities”, Ridgefield, V.S.
2011 Novo, Groningen
2011 “Museum of Everything 4”, Londen, U.K.
2012 Galerie 23, Giessen, Duitsland
2014 tentoonstelling “Connect” Copenhagen, Denemarken
Werk van Paulus is permanent tentoongesteld in Musée d’Art Modern, Luik, België
Maarten Wendrich is a very special and talented artist. His work is fotographic and shows daily routines, reflects his state of mind and connects with the psychiatric . Although Maarten is a painter he also has very talented grafic skills which shows in the exposition of linocuts. His work always in black and white displays the artist at work; sitting, thinking, doing shopping’s, cleaning. His work is moving, creative and humoristic at the same time.
2012 “ART = Part of Party Part II”, Galerie Herenplaats, Rotterdam
2013 GROOS, Schieblock, Schiekade, Rotterdam
2013 La Brut, Rotterdam
2013 Maarten heeft een aantal Tshirts ontworpen voor “Rotterdams Handwerk”
2014 Galerie Atelier Herenplaats
2016 Galerie 23, Duitsland
2018 This Art Fair, Amsterdam
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All products are handcrafted and therefore unique pieces of labor.
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Tjimkje is an interior- & product designer. Inspiration for new products often originates from day to day scenes. While traveling, photography is the obvious and most important tool to capture these moments. Pictures enable you to relive them in a very detailed manner, they function as trigger point, in the beginning often nothing more than a visual ‘note to self’. However seemingly meaningless, by tilting the reality or twisting the context just a little … The common becomes uncommon, Asian mountain tops become monumental lighting objects, buttons are transformed into a chair, and a classic painting was inspiration for the picturesque mirrors. Exactly these twists are characteristic for Tjimkje’s work.
When Sarah in 1997 wanted a table who did not exist. She decided to design it herself. Beautiful, simple but with a whole new construction. After designing some series by following the principle ‘form and shape will follow construction’, in 2004 the Longlegs oval table was born. A quirky, friendly table and because of the special cross table leg you can sit around very comfortable. This was the breakthrough of Arp design in Holland. Nowadays Arp is continually re-inventing and innovating to new designs and improvements in a way Sarah likes.
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