A Selection Of Pieces Accompanying Paintings By Willem Van Veldhuizen Exhibited Alongside Pieces By Iris Van Herpen, Scholten & Baijings, Judith Roux And Olivier Van Herpt
From 13 March to 2 June 2019, the Museum Jan van der Togt will present a retrospective of the work of painter Willem van Veldhuizen (1954).
Forty years ago, Willem van Veldhuizen became fascinated by the almost empty rooms he found in museums. The harmony, the halls where there is nothing superfluous, the focus on art: they still keep him busy. In these paintings you will find no people but silence, and an overwhelming personal vision of spatiality. With its light effects, reflections and its glimpses of the outside, Van Veldhuizen's work looks realistic. Yet it is not an indiscriminate representation of reality. It is "almost unreal."
Accompanying the paintings there are surprising art and design objects that could have belonged in his paintings by Iris van Herpen, Scholten & Baijings, Rive Roshan, Olivier van Herpt and Judith Roux. Just like Van Veldhuizen, they play with light, color and space, and with different dimensions. In the museum rooms they fulfill the role that works of art play in Van Veldhuizen's paintings. A multidisciplinary ensemble of beauty and tranquility.