Duo exhibition Van Spaendonck & Bergsma

Duo exhibition Joris van Spaendonck and Patrick Bergsma

In this duo exhibition you can admire the colourful paintings by Joris van Spaendonck and the impressive sculptures by Patrick Bergsma. You can visit this exhibition from 6 March to 18 April 2021 at Van Loon Galleries. Hopefully you will also come and take a look at this exhibition!

Plan your visit

This special exhibition is officially opened from Saturday 6 March. Simply make an appointment for your visit to the gallery by calling us at 073-6840015 or emailing us at info@vanloongalleries.com. The artist will be present on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7 to tell you more about the works. We look forward to welcoming you!

Patrick Bergsma (Netherlands, 1965)

Patrick Bergsma’s fascination for antiques, porcelain and bonsai come together in his contemporary work; sculptures of broken antique ceramics, through which his handmade bonsai grows. They look like archaeological finds that have been carefully torn from a forgotten Asian landscape. Pieces of congealed time that strangely enough still seem to be alive. The craft and broken art of centuries ago live on in his new works of art. He developed his own techniques and a secret process to make his trees. They cannot be distinguished from the real thing. He uses coconut fiber, oil-based plastic, kaolin and quartz for this. There is always decay and nature that wins from what man has created. Patrick allows nature to win in his work, as it is in real life, if we do not intervene.
Everything he has discovered and developed comes together harmoniously in these masterpieces. They are lively, expressive and balanced works that never get boring.

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Joris van Spaendonck (Netherlands, 1967)

The daily brisk walks in nature are inspiring for Joris van Spaendonck. Nature with its trees, branches, flowers, mosses and bark is a support for his work. The recurring play of the seasons, the organisms that make the most beautiful structures on tree bark or moss soil, the splendor of colors on an autumn leaf or the budding fresh color shade in spring. These are elements from nature that continue to fascinate Joris enormously.
He takes these impressions with him in his head to his studio and there he makes his idiosyncratic translation of these components. Joris van Spaendonck wants to paint his works more intensely than actual reality. Van Spaendonck then adjusts if necessary when he experiments with his many different materials and paints when they mix. The artist creates his own whole. He would therefore like to invite the people who view his paintings to get very close to his work and discover his almost natural organisms in puddles of paint and in deep drawings of his branches and flora. In this way you discover that “paint as it is,” is the main theme in the work of Joris van Spaendonck.

“He wants to paint his works more intensely than the actual reality” – Joris van Spaendonck