jueves, 20 de julio de 2017

Y FUE LA VIDA || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

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La imagen puede contener: 21 personas

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Het Grote Kinderfeest (The Great Children’s Party), 2010 
acrylics on canvas
80 x 100 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection

Enjoying the child’s play

Those familiar with the work of Poen de Wijs are likely to have found the proverbial red thread - autobiographical elements - in his paintings. The canvases and panels reflect his life, and that is also the reason that every new collection is a surprise, for despite the clearly recognizable signature of the maker - the pursuit of perfection in his realism continues unabated – unexpected twists and turns on his path determine the subject. Time and again, the narrative visual language in his paintings take another form, and a new chapter in the comprehensive 'picture book' is added. Each scene is primarily a feast for the eyes, filled with distinctive characters, rich in detail and full of symbolism which are not revealed when first viewed, hidden by the layering. Many aspects of life are addressed as young and old, death and life, home and travel, heaven and earth, male and female, body and spirit, and of course love. For each play a role, and in the freedom of the painter’s mind they can cross the border of reality, detach themselves from their context and come together in new interactions.
In the collection 'CHILD’S PLAY' the page is turned to the chapter in which children play a major role. Free and uninhibited they enjoy the child’s play without having to worry about the existence, volatile as a chalk drawing in the rain. The jester in the iconographic form of the classic companion of love and youth, precedes the children in a parade of joy, play, music, and hope towards the future.

Text: Liesbeth Gerretsen - Gallery De Twee Pauwen - exhibition "CHILD'S PLAY"




La imagen puede contener: 21 personas

MAÑANA, TAL VEZ || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

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La imagen puede contener: planta e interior

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 –
De Vier Jaargetijden (The Four Seasons), 2010
acrylics on canvas
80 x 150 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection

“The four Seasons” shows a cloister of a monastery, separating the inner- and the outer world. This contrast between inside and outside tells something about the life of the artist: he makes his painting in the inner world (his mind, but his studio as well) and when finished the painting goes to the outer world, (the gallery, a client) to be sold. For artists’ the state of mind it is important that these two worlds are strictly separated. The painting also shows the contrast between body (the sensual female figure) and soul (the ogives). And another contrast is given: between culture (the cloister) and nature (the wood and flowers). The wood, visible through the cloister, changes from autumn, via winter and spring, into summer. This cycle is repeated in the flowers that are kept by the female figure.




La imagen puede contener: planta e interior

EL COLOR DE TU ROSTRO || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

Poen de Wijs - Inicio

La imagen puede contener: 4 personas

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Kinderfeest-7 (Children's Party-7), 2010 
acrylics on panel 
21 x 28 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection

Enjoying the child’s play

Those familiar with the work of Poen de Wijs are likely to have found the proverbial red thread - autobiographical elements - in his paintings. The canvases and panels reflect his life, and that is also the reason that every new collection is a surprise, for despite the clearly recognizable signature of the maker - the pursuit of perfection in his realism continues unabated – unexpected twists and turns on his path determine the subject. Time and again, the narrative visual language in his paintings take another form, and a new chapter in the comprehensive 'picture book' is added. Each scene is primarily a feast for the eyes, filled with distinctive characters, rich in detail and full of symbolism which are not revealed when first viewed, hidden by the layering. Many aspects of life are addressed as young and old, death and life, home and travel, heaven and earth, male and female, body and spirit, and of course love. For each play a role, and in the freedom of the painter’s mind they can cross the border of reality, detach themselves from their context and come together in new interactions.
In the collection 'CHILD’S PLAY' the page is turned to the chapter in which children play a major role. Free and uninhibited they enjoy the child’s play without having to worry about the existence, volatile as a chalk drawing in the rain. The jester in the iconographic form of the classic companion of love and youth, precedes the children in a parade of joy, play, music, and hope towards the future.

Text: Liesbeth Gerretsen - Gallery De Twee Pauwen - exhibition "CHILD'S PLAY"




La imagen puede contener: 4 personas

A CADA HUELLA SU SOMBRA || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

Poen de Wijs - Inicio

La imagen puede contener: 4 personas

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Kinderfeest-1 (Children's Party-1), 2010 
acrylics on panel 
21 x 28 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection

Enjoying the child’s play

Those familiar with the work of Poen de Wijs are likely to have found the proverbial red thread - autobiographical elements - in his paintings. The canvases and panels reflect his life, and that is also the reason that every new collection is a surprise, for despite the clearly recognizable signature of the maker - the pursuit of perfection in his realism continues unabated – unexpected twists and turns on his path determine the subject. Time and again, the narrative visual language in his paintings take another form, and a new chapter in the comprehensive 'picture book' is added. Each scene is primarily a feast for the eyes, filled with distinctive characters, rich in detail and full of symbolism which are not revealed when first viewed, hidden by the layering. Many aspects of life are addressed as young and old, death and life, home and travel, heaven and earth, male and female, body and spirit, and of course love. For each play a role, and in the freedom of the painter’s mind they can cross the border of reality, detach themselves from their context and come together in new interactions.
In the collection 'CHILD’S PLAY' the page is turned to the chapter in which children play a major role. Free and uninhibited they enjoy the child’s play without having to worry about the existence, volatile as a chalk drawing in the rain. The jester in the iconographic form of the classic companion of love and youth, precedes the children in a parade of joy, play, music, and hope towards the future.

Text: Liesbeth Gerretsen - Gallery De Twee Pauwen - exhibition "CHILD'S PLAY"




La imagen puede contener: 4 personas

ESPEJO || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

Poen de Wijs - Inicio

La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas y exterior

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Kinderfeest-6 (Children's Party-6), 2010 
acrylics on panel 
21 x 28 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection

Enjoying the child’s play

Those familiar with the work of Poen de Wijs are likely to have found the proverbial red thread - autobiographical elements - in his paintings. The canvases and panels reflect his life, and that is also the reason that every new collection is a surprise, for despite the clearly recognizable signature of the maker - the pursuit of perfection in his realism continues unabated – unexpected twists and turns on his path determine the subject. Time and again, the narrative visual language in his paintings take another form, and a new chapter in the comprehensive 'picture book' is added. Each scene is primarily a feast for the eyes, filled with distinctive characters, rich in detail and full of symbolism which are not revealed when first viewed, hidden by the layering. Many aspects of life are addressed as young and old, death and life, home and travel, heaven and earth, male and female, body and spirit, and of course love. For each play a role, and in the freedom of the painter’s mind they can cross the border of reality, detach themselves from their context and come together in new interactions.
In the collection 'CHILD’S PLAY' the page is turned to the chapter in which children play a major role. Free and uninhibited they enjoy the child’s play without having to worry about the existence, volatile as a chalk drawing in the rain. The jester in the iconographic form of the classic companion of love and youth, precedes the children in a parade of joy, play, music, and hope towards the future.

Text: Liesbeth Gerretsen - Gallery De Twee Pauwen - exhibition "CHILD'S PLAY"




La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas y exterior

¿LO QUE VES o LO QUE SIENTES? || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

Poen de Wijs - Inicio

La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Stoepkrijt (Chalk on the Sidewalk), 2010
acrylics on panel 
65 x 80 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection

Enjoying the child’s play

Those familiar with the work of Poen de Wijs are likely to have found the proverbial red thread - autobiographical elements - in his paintings. The canvases and panels reflect his life, and that is also the reason that every new collection is a surprise, for despite the clearly recognizable signature of the maker - the pursuit of perfection in his realism continues unabated – unexpected twists and turns on his path determine the subject. Time and again, the narrative visual language in his paintings take another form, and a new chapter in the comprehensive 'picture book' is added. Each scene is primarily a feast for the eyes, filled with distinctive characters, rich in detail and full of symbolism which are not revealed when first viewed, hidden by the layering. Many aspects of life are addressed as young and old, death and life, home and travel, heaven and earth, male and female, body and spirit, and of course love. For each play a role, and in the freedom of the painter’s mind they can cross the border of reality, detach themselves from their context and come together in new interactions.
In the collection 'CHILD’S PLAY' the page is turned to the chapter in which children play a major role. Free and uninhibited they enjoy the child’s play without having to worry about the existence, volatile as a chalk drawing in the rain. The jester in the iconographic form of the classic companion of love and youth, precedes the children in a parade of joy, play, music, and hope towards the future.

Text: Liesbeth Gerretsen - Gallery De Twee Pauwen - exhibition "CHILD'S PLAY"




La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas

ARCO || Poen de Wijs - Inicio

Poen de Wijs - Inicio

La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas

Poen de Wijs (Dutch artist) 1948 - 2014
Spitsboog (Pointed Arch), 2010 
acrylics on canvas
50 x 65 cm.
signed Poen de Wijs
private collection




La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas