Walter van Oel exhibition expositie
Walter van Oel exhibition expositie

WALTER VAN OEL

 

Location: Grote- of SintJanskerk, Lange Kerkstraat 37, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Daily from 12.00 - 18.00 and by appointment

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SOLO EXHIBITION

Walter van Oel

8 - 23 September 2018 

Location: Grote- of SintJanskerk Schiedam

 

Art Gallery Voûte & Grote of Sint-Janskerk Schiedam are pleased to invite you to solo exhibition Walter van Oel (The Hague 1942).

 

Lange Kerkstraat 37, 3111 NN, Schiedam, opposite to Art Gallery Voûte.

 

RSVP: info@artgalleryvoute.com or use the contact form.

 

Exhibition: until 23 September, 2018. Open: daily from 12 until 6 PM and by appointment.

 
Royal Academy of Art The Hague.
Gold Medal for the artist’s total oeuvre by the town of Paris, Espace St. Martin, France.
Membre Honoraire du centre Artistique et Culturel des Halles.
Bronze Medal, Academie Internationale de Lutece Lettres Arts Sciences Philanthropye (Paris).

 

Collections:

 

Cathy Sampoerna, Jakarta

Sunarjo Sampoerna, Surabaya

Edwin Sampoerna, Singapore

Arma museum, Ubud – Bali

 

Christianto Tjahjadi, Bali

 

Enquiries: Art Gallery Voûte, tel + 31 651 922 582 or info@artgalleryvoute.com

 

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Walter van Oel takes great pride in the name 'colourist'. This is an artist whose message takes full meaning only with and through colour. Upon entering a room with his works, one can't escape the buzzing fascination. We are literally hit by a vast array of colours. Colours as energy. At times the energy is subdued, at other times the energy vibrates from the shock of contrast. Interestingly, the shades and combinations of Van Oel's colourful world are simple. What stands out is the choice of tones, and in particular the stunning, metallic brilliance that emerges from them. It is as if there is some secret alchemy at the basis of Van Oel’s use of colour. Like the colours come from an enriched pigment dug from deep down. Truly outstanding. Yet, in the quality of the artist’s works, there is more than a simple play with colours. There is also texture, used as a colour-enhancing device.

 

Van Oel often paints on crumpled aluminium sheets in mono- or multi-chromatic bright tones. The impact of natural light or, even better, artificial lighting, brings the whole painting to life, creating the luminescent impression of shimmering lights, producing an unprecedented effect. Walter van Oel is also fond of calligraphy, which operates in his works on two levels: as personal expression, and as a reworking of existing cultural signs. Signs with no other meaning than that most primal one: a declaration of ‘being’.

 

In short, Walter van Oel is a great contemporary artist. He inherits the simplicity of the best Mondrians and Minimalists. His brush has the energetic power of abstract Expressionists. Yet his paintings are neither simple nor abstract.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

PRIVATE MUSEUM Dr. OEI HONG DJIEN – MAGELANG

DELOITTE

UNIQUE

ALEX MULDER, BELGIUM

CATHY SAMPOERNA, JAKARTA

SUNARJO SAMPOERNA, SURABAYA

EDWIN SAMPOERNA, SINGAPORE

ARMA MUSEUM, UBUD – BALI

CHRISTIANTO TJAHJADI, BALI

 

MUSEUMS

 

Singer Museum, Laren

Stedelijk Museum, Kampen show

Jan van der Togt Museum, Amstelveen

ARMA Museum, Bali

Museum National, Jakarta

 

MONOGRAPHY

 

WALTER VAN OEL, Frans Duister, Text. English, French, Dutch. ISBN 90 71082 23-7

WALTER VAN OEL. CHINAPROJECT, Wim J. van der Beek,Text. English, Dutch. ISBN 90 805182-1-2

OOG IN OOG, English, Dutch, Ruvert Ophorst, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen

WALTER VAN OEL, Jean Couteau and Wim J. van der Beek,Text. English, Indonesia Sharon’s Co., Bali.

 

ARTICLE

 

Article by Jean Couteau. Couteau is one of the most important chroniclers of Balinese society in the last 30 years as well as an internationally acknowledged art critic and journalist

 

For further information contact Artipico Art Gallery, tel +31(0)6 51922582 or contact Art Gallery Voûte by using the contact form.