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Newsletter-Iman Ali Khaled-Freedom to the Modern Perspective!

Iman Ali Khaled-FREEDOM TO THE MODERN PERSPECTIVE- LIFE AND WORKIman Ali Khaled, born 1962 in Baghdad (Iraq) was educated from 1979-1984 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad by her teachers in the tradition of the radical modernism of her Jewaad Seleem (1919-1961). After her studies she, as a Kurdish painter, chose to stay out of the group of artists that, receiving privileges from the Regime – were working as officially ‘independant’ artists but unless producing art works which the Regime required from them to glorify his oppressive régime. During these eight years she worked as a free painter and as a theatrical costume designer for Iraq Fashion House. Later after the Iraq Wars and the continuing agression ‘Killing Fields ‘ of the Regime in Kurdistan, Iman Ali Khaled, like most artists from Kurdistan, fled to Europe and settled down in Amsterdam. In the Netherlands now Iman Ali Khaled was able – due to her transverse thinking – to live her urge for freedom and modernity that was lacked in cultural, religious and private life in Iraq. Her paintings are a mix of arabesque and contemporary Western art movements, powerful reflections like ‘ Silent Thunders ‘ of her Iraqi-Kurdish past as well as dream images that actually represent her free Western life in the Netherlands: “The difference between my autonomous work of then and now, is that I now [...]

June 7th, 2020|Categories: NEWSLETTERS|

Newsletter Jurjen de Haan-Nieuwe Realist”

Jurjen de Haan Jurjen de Haan belongs to the post-war generation of the Hague School of Painting. He studied painting at the Koninklijke Accademie voor Beldende Kunste, The Hague from 1955 to 1960, including with Co Westerik. In addition to a photorealistic phase (1970s), he focused on the artistic ideas and visual language of the Cobra Group, of which Karel Appel, Constant or Asger Jorn were significant members. Their primary goal was to express emotional states immediately and spontaneously. Like the Cobra artists, Jurjen de Haan used a spontaneous style of painting to create his brightly colored, abstract figurative compositions. Based on the poetry of the 1950s, the literature should become the driving force and inspiration of his painting oeuvre: 'I was a follower of Cobra and the poetry of the 1950s. It must have been in 1951 that I worked in the Hoonhoud bookstore in Laan van Meerdervoort as the youngest, or rather, the 'lowest' employee, as a man with a pack of copied poems that spoke to me solely by reputation came. There were eleven atonal poets on the title page. I knew them, they were all rank and name, they were innovative and experimental. One of the poems made me almost dizzy. What was it: the form, the content? It was all together - I saw colors, the smell of smoke and heard noises. The title was [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: NEWSLETTERS|
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