Zebedee Jones: 18 May – 22 June 2013
Zebedee Jones, Untitled, 2013, oil on linen on wood, 28 x 46 cm
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibtion with new paitings by Bristish artist Zebedee Jones. It opens May 18 and will run through June 22. His fourth exhibition at Slewe Gallery will focus on a series of small paintings he recently made.
Jones' paintings are built up by adding and scraping off various layers of paint. They look more as sculptural objects while the edges are bordered by thick curls of paint. Colour is an important subject. Also characteristic is the attention paid to the skin of the painted surface. His paintings look monochrome at first but show subtle differences in colour later. These subtle shades of colour along with the highly tactile surface give the paintings a strong expression …
Jan Roeland, Works 1973 -2013: 6 April – 11 May 2013
Slewe Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition with new and old paintings by the 78-years old Dutch master Jan Roeland (*1935). His new paintings with a single tulip as motif will be exhibited in combination with older works from the seventies and eighties, in which abstractions of tables, boxes and knives are figuring. The exhibition shows an astonishing consistent and varied artistic development. The show will open Saturday April 6 and will last until May 11, 2013.
Jan Roeland has built up an oeuvre of paintings which moves between geometric abstraction and figuration. Recognisable simple motifs of everyday objects, such as hammers, toy-aeroplanes, plants and ducks give his formally built up abstract painting some sense of humor. His paintings are precisely constructed and built up with several layers of oil paint, in which color plays an important role. The relatively small formats of his canvases fit in the old Dutch tradition of Easel-painting.Read more