Exhibition Alexandra Klimas
The realistic paintings by Alexandra Klimas can be admired at Van Loon Galleries from Saturday 19 March to Sunday 1 May 2022.
Alexandra Klimas (Netherlands, 1970)
The realistic, almost lifelike painted animals of Alexandra Klimas are visually tangible and, if they were not oil paintings, would even be audible. Her models are farm animals with the black and white cows as a favorite. She paints these animals for a reason. Pets are pampered and adored, but animals for the meat industry are hidden from our eyes. She would like to draw attention to this group of ‘forgotten’ animals. Her models have names and force the viewer into an intimate relationship. And that is exactly her goal.
While sketching among the cows in the country, Klimas gets to know the animals personally. She tries to paint each animal as lifelike as possible and to accurately reflect its own character. The artist wants to make people feel more connected to these beautiful animals. She is concerned with the way we treat animals in the livestock industry during their lives and how we end their lives.
The festive opening of this exhibition will take place on Sunday 20 March from 2 p.m. The artist is present in the gallery, so that you can learn more about the works in a personal conversation.
Opening hours Van Loon Galleries
Wednesday to friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon – 5 p.m. or by appointment