Traces: Adam Colton, Alan Johnston, Caro Jost, Stanislav Kolíbal: 21 April – 27 May 2017

A work of art is a construction. When an artist makes an object, he or she is leaving traces that reveal the way of constructing. It is his or her handwriting. The exhibition at Slewe Gallery brings work from four artists from different countries and generation together that shows marks, grids and helplines that were necessary to establish the final art work. The exhibition Traces with works by Adam Colton, Alan Johnston, Caro Jost and Stanislav Kolíbal opens Friday April 21 and lasts until May 27.

The Czech drawer and sculptor Stanislav Kolíbal (*1925, Orlová) is the strongest representative of the constructivist movement in Eastern Europe that piloted the clear abstract geometrical art through the oppressive days of communist regime …

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Jan Roeland, Last Works: 11 March – 15 April 2017

Slewe Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition with the last paintings by Jan Roeland, who recently passed away. His last works include paintings with a single flower or branches as motif but also some birds and a frog, his last motif. The show will open Saturday March 11 and will last until April 15. A week later an overview of his work will open in the Kunsthal Rotterdam on Saturday March 18. This exhibition will be an hommage and will show the astonishing consistent and varied artistic development of a Dutch master painter. Along with the exhibition a catalogue will be published by Waanders with illustrations of all shown works at the Kunsthal and texts by some artists and critics' friends of Roeland. 

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.

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