Insights on the collection

Yes but no features a captivating display of works that seamlessly combine the energy of abstract expressionism with the simplicity and elegance of minimalism. Raw emotion and minimal design, the absence of extraneous elements allowing for a heightened focus on the use of color, making it an integral part of the emotional impact of the work. Whether it is both warm, inviting colors or the bold, striking use of a single hue, color plays a vital role in the collection. Attentive viewers may see a (red) line. Paintings can evoke a range of emotions and opinions. Some people may say "yes" to the beauty and creativity displayed in a painting, while others may respond with a "no" due to personal taste. However, regardless of individual preferences, paintings have the ability to inspire and spark conversation, making them a powerful form of art. The "but" in the equation is that paintings are subjective and open to interpretation, making them a source of endless fascination and debate. Are you not finding your taste in the current collection? Our art advisory service is here to help, we'll work with you to understand your style and develop together your art vision.

BRAFA 2023

BRAFA, the Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair, brings together a diverse range of artworks from respected dealers and galleries in the industry. Visitors have the opportunity to see an incredible range of pieces, from ancient artifacts to contemporary works of art. The mix of traditional and modern works of the likes of Renoir, Rik Wouters, Edouard Vuillard etc with more contemporary interpretation (like the revision of Monet's Nymphéats) creates a fascinating dialogue between the past and present. Some stands do stand out in terms of scene setting and harmonious character, whereas other have simple scrambled together some big names without any sense of theme or togetherness. Best stand by far to me was the Maruani Mercier stand with stunning work from Ron Gorchov and Herman Nitsch, really worth a stop (see picture). It is just one of those stands that grabs your attention with its vibrant colours and intresting balance between sculpture, traditional painting and painting canvasses 'revisited'. Catering service was excellent btw, those belgian shrimp croquettes, Yesbutno - told you so.

Joseph and Annie Albers – Kunstmuseum The Hague

The Joseph and Annie Albers large retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag was a comprehensive display of the works of this iconic couple. The German-American Anni Albers (1899-1994) and Josef Albers (1888-1976) each spent their lives working on their own abstract oeuvre. They met in 1922 at the legendary Bauhaus art school in Weimar, married in 1925 and moved to the United States in 1933, after Hitler's takeover of power. He first worked with glass and later with paint, she pioneered in textile art, with forays into jewelery and graphics. What unites them is that they could make the most beautiful things with minimal resources. Josef spent most of his career doing just one thing: painting colorful squares. Anni elicited amazing works of art from textile, an instrument that entailed a whole set of restrictions.
Besides the wonderful expo of Albers, the Kunstmuseum is housed in the beautiful Art Deco building by the architect H.P. Berlage. It is not only striking because of the striking yellow red and blue bricks, but also because of the spaciousness, radiant light and the modern use of color.

Luc Peire foundation Summer 2022

Visual artist Luc Peire (°Bruges 1916 – Paris 1994) evolved from expressionism through a personal reduction and stylization of the human figure (during the 1950s) to a representation of man as a spiritual being, symbolized in the vertical movement and situated in a balanced space. This is how Peire became an international master of abstract verticalism. With black and white 'graphie' as a personal art form, Luc Peire reached the essence of his thorough verticalism. He applied this model of rhythmic 'optical art' in his three mirror environments (1967, 1968, 1973) in which he reached in extreme consequence the climax of his artistic endeavor: the infinite (l'infini) and the space (l' space). His atelier, the bungalow and the garden are really worth a visit.  Recently a functional new building was put as sort of little exposition room and safe box for his works. The building was designed by architects De Bruycker-De Brock.