December 2018 – We have selected fifteen small price art works from our stock that would make great last-minute Holiday gifts for true art lovers. Any of these art works ordered before Wednesday December 19 will be UPS shipped to arrive at your home Friday December 21 (within Europe), but of course we will also honour later orders! All art works except the first two are one of a kind and are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
November 2018 – We are proud to announce that renowned Dutch artist Henk van Putten has chosen our gallery to exclusively launch his new solid brass miniature series. Henk’s well known work consists of both small and very large scale indoor and outdoor geometric sculptures and his work is part of many public and private collections in The Netherlands and abroad. He has recently decided to recreate all the important sculpture designs he has ever made in a small solid brass miniature version, each in a limited edition.
November 2018 – French-Dutch artist Olivier Julia has worked very hard this summer to finish a new body of work, on time for the introduction at the international autumn art fairs our gallery has signed up for. The Série architectural currently consists of two free standing sculptures (Equilibre and Cube architectural) and six wall hanging sculptures (Carré architectural). All sculptures are made of wood (mdf) and finished with the characteristic dark grey with bronze acrylic paint and a final coating. The sizes of these sculptures range from 15x15x10 cm to 25x15x15 cm and come in editions of 15. The Série architectural is a continuation of his earlier minimalistic bodies of work and although small in size the works are great in presence!
October 2018 – Simultaneous with the introduction of our new gallery name Gallery40NL we are proud to introduce our new website www.gallery40.nl which does much better justice to our current activities. There is more detailed information on the art fairs we participate in, as well as more information on other events such as upcoming exhibitions. Furthermore we have improved the news message area and we are highlighting some of our art projects. And last but not least our new website is now fully platform proof which means that the information is optimised for desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone!
October 2018 – From now on the gallery will go by its new name Gallery40NL, or Gallery40 in everyday speech! Nearly 10 years have gone by since the start of our gallery in 2009. The name giver of the gallery was the big number 40, painted on the front facade of what is now our gallery and home. But originally this big painted number 40 has been a local landmark since the early ’60s when the house was designed and built by Dutch architect Alexander Giesen for his own family.
September 2018 – We are happy to announce the cooperation between Dutch artist Let de Kok and our gallery. Let de Kok is a renowned artist in The Netherlands, very well known for her abstract geometric ceramic objects. Recently she has started making glass and vinyl wall panels incorporating graphic elements that are very strongly related to her ceramic work. Let’s work will be presented by us at the regularly scheduled group exhibitions and national and international art fairs. In the upcoming months we will show her work in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Luxembourg.
August 2018 – At Eliza Kopec’ recent solo exhibition “(in)visible beauty” her largest geometric paper relief to date – called Symetria Orca and measuring 223×87 cm – attracted lots of attention. Notwithstanding the great artistic quality and visual appreciation of the work, the sheer size of it made it a not-for-every-home showpiece. Fortunately a Dutch private collector’s couple was able to find a suitable spot for this marvelous art work where it now is looked at in all its glory on a daily basis. We are very happy that the Orca has finally found a new permanent home!
July 2018 – Our gallery will be one of the 30 selected galleries participating in the new thematic art fair Art on Paper Amsterdam. The new fair will concentrate on work on paper by the presented artists. Work on paper, whether it be pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, gouache or collage, often shows the artist in the most spontaneous and artistically free moment. The directness that is connected with this medium brings artist and viewer closer together. In their intimacy and vulnerability, works on paper thrive well with the exclusive attention they receive at a specialized art fair. The fair takes place in the industrial-monumental Zuiveringshal at the Westergasfabriek from 13-16 September 2018.
July 2018 – We are happy to announce that the AAF Hamburg selection committee has confirmed our 6th consecutive participation in the fair. During the previous years our gallery has gained a good reputation with the art lovers and collectors in northern Germany. We are looking forward to return after our last year’s “Hamburg Anniversary” and aim to present an even finer selection of abstract geometric and organic art works to the nearly 20.000 visitors than ever before! This year AAF Hamburg will take place from 14-18 November.
June 2018 – Our gallery presents a new monography on Polish-Dutch visual artist Eliza Kopec. She is very well known for her hand cut geometric paper reliefs and her large abstract geometric paintings that by now have found their way to numerous art lovers and collections inside and outside Europe. With texts (Dutch and English) by Carijn Oomkens (Tekst & Regel) and photography and a superb design by Wendy Wezendonk (Studio Wezendonk), the 54 pages full colour monography offers an interesting view on the artist and her thoughts about her art. ISBN 978-90-828635-0-5
April 2018 – Works to create a dedicated gallery sculpture garden have started. The devastating January 2018 storm brought down many of our large 40-60 years old trees and rescaping of the plot was necessary anyway. We decided to turn this into an opportunity and are now converting nearly 1.000 square meters into what should become a mini forest for small and medium sized outdoor sculptures and installations. Hidden from immediate views by dense underbrush and newly planted trees, the mini forest will eventually harbour a few dozen works by selected (inter)national artists. Expected opening will be summer 2019.
March 2018 – Following our well received first participation in the AAF Milan art fair, we were contacted on behalf of the renowned Minotti design furniture company to showcase works by a selection of our artists at the Salone del Mobile 2018. In close cooperation with Minotti, sculptural objects by Dutch artists Carl Möller and Haringa+Olijve and South-African artist Ian Garrett were selected and incorporated in the Minotti presentation from 17-22 April 2018. All our artists were exclusively credited for their participation in the Salone del Mobile publication of the company.
February 2018 – We are happy to announce our second participation in the renowned Dutch art fair KunstRAI after a succesfull first showing last year. Besides the usual group presentation of our selected artists, the stand will this year’s edition also include a dedicated solo presentation of Polish-Dutch artist Eliza Kopec, especially highlighting her abstract geometric paintings. The fair takes this year place from 4-8 April at the well known RAI venue in Amsterdam.
January 2018 – We are happy to announce the cooperation between German artist Petra Benndorf and our gallery. Petra Benndorf is a well known ceramic artist who has created a very distinct and personal style with her unique porcelain and stoneware objects. Petra’s work will be presented for the first time at our Art Salon in February and after that at art fairs in Brussels and London and later this year at the regularly scheduled group exhibitions and other national and international art fairs.