Duo exhibition: Jenny Boot and Anneke van den Hombergh
The majestic portraits of Jenny Boot and the colourful glass works of Anneke van den Hombergh were on display from 7 March to 3 May 2020 at Van Loon Galleries.
Jenny Boot once started painting as a form of expression. After many wanderings, she finally chose the photo academy. In 2012 she graduated in Amsterdam as a fashion photographer. Although she already had exhibitions in Paris and New York during her graduation year, Jenny saw herself working for the fashion magazines rather than making art. In 2015, Jenny was discovered and her work was shown at all the world’s leading art fairs. Her works are now in various prestigious collections. Jenny Boot’s work can best be described as that of a modern artist with ‘roots’ in the 17th century. Beautiful young women in the light of Rembrandt with millstone collars who are never what they seem. Boot masters the Claire obscure use of light like no other. Her majestic portraits and dinner scenes are appreciated worldwide. Her ‘Black girl with pearl’, a completely black remake of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, was so popular at the Vermeer Center in Delft that they bought her first copy for their permanent collection.
Anneke van den Hombergh
Stop to look back. It seems as if Van den Hombergh is not in the grip of art, but art is in the grip of her. For Van den Hombergh, art is not art to live from, but to live in. To be with, to communicate with, to share, to dream and to hope with. Every day again. Lifelong to the infinite afterlife. Van den Hombergh has specialized in fusing glass. She creates and produces art in unique beauty with perfectionist forms. Van den Hombergh has a completely unique style, characterized mainly by the harmonic splendor of colours. Wild and ferocious and always full of inspiration. Inexhaustible in renewed challenge. Passion, fervor and intense inspirations. It is all reflected in Van den Hombergh’s art objects. The works are designed in detail and created and inhaled by musical sounds that always resound in her studio. Most glass sculptures find their way directly into private collections and go far beyond national borders.
The festive opening of this exhibition took place on Sunday 8 March from 2 p.m. Both artists were present, so that you could learn more about the works in a personal conversation.
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