December 14, 2014 - Gabriella Cleuren
It is impossible to sit on this chair, as the behind legs can no longer fold and can no longer serve as a support.
That is already a first form of sabotage.
In addition, this object was painted with two icons. The backrest is an eye full of nails, the all-seeing eye is blinded and consequently no longer perceives ..
On the seat, the crown icon, applied as a power of the throne of nails so pleasant sitting is impossible without injury.
It is the seat of power.
December 13, 2014 - Bart Vandenabeele
Openingstoespraak bij de tentoonstelling van Gaby Cleuren in het kasteel van Cortewalle, 13 december 2014.
Dames en heren, van harte welkom op deze tentoonstelling van het werk van Gabriëlla Cleuren!
Toen ik nadacht over wat ik u vandaag ter inleiding zou vertellen, en ik mij ter voorbereiding de werken van Gaby voor de geest haalde, schoot me een beroemd citaat te binnen van de Griekse filosoof Herakleitos. Het luidt als volgt: 'Oorlog is de vader van alles.' Ik vind dat dit merkwaardige citaat goed past bij het werk van mevrouw Cleuren.
Oorlog, strijd, onlusten, aanslagen en opstanden – wij worden er dag in dag uit mee geconfronteerd. De meesten van ons hier aanwezig gelukkig niet rechtstreeks. Maar dagelijks zien we op het internet en op de televisie de meest vreselijke beelden van oorlogen, aanslagen en de ellende die ze met zich meebrengen.
November 28, 2014
The 21rst century : an old, new world.
Is there then a future?
Saturday 13/12/2014 : vernissage at 15:00h CET
Open on 13/12, 14/12, 20/12 and 21/12/2014 from 14:00 h till 18:00h CET or by appointment.
Kasteel ( castle) Cortewalle, Beveren, Belgium.
Introduction by Dr.Bart Vandenabeele, professor of philosophy of art at the University of Ghent.
Musical entertainment bij Chor-Rus from Antwerp.
Opening bij the president mr. Jan Weyers of the KPSK.
Guided tour by the artist Sunday 14/12/2014 at 14:00 h CET.
There are more than 20 recent paintings to admire.
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September 23, 2013 - Gabriella Cleuren
The Light symbolic.
Light is a condition for seeing. It is so normal that we are rarely conscious of it. It makes everything visible, but remains unnoticed itself. Nonetheless, it is a graphic means for the artist which she or he directs or a given which she or he copiously directs her/himself at in their work and in their observation, because it is decisive for the atmosphere and thus it announces or transfers something to the viewer, without him or her becoming aware of it. It feels nice. It gives brightness, clarity and is the bearer of old archetypal meanings which any person of any culture whatsoever intuitively feels. It stands for cleanliness, goodness, sincerity, truth, spirituality, simplicity and modesty, strength, wisdom and beauty; in short, for the divine. Thus it is positively set.
© Gabriella Cleuren 2013
September 10, 2013 - Gabriella Cleuren
Happiness is simple: warmth, sun, walking in nature. Thinking has been removed - switched off, gone! A bouquet of flowers and the tenderness of an animal, time switched off, peace, a beach with a man treasure hunting. What more do you want?
The language has been extremely simplified - the colours are bright: yellows and browns, contrasting with bright summer blues in all kinds of tones, encased in black and white. Shapes are composed here: alternation between the central static figure and the agile and dynamic shapes around it.
August 26, 2013
From Thursday, August 29 to Sunday, September 20th, 2013
Sint-Nicolaas Church Apostelplein 9100 Sint-Niklaas Belgium
BRAVE NEW OLD WORLDS
Vernissage: Thursday, August 29 at 19h30
- Poetic frame by poet Daan Anthuenis
- Musical entertainment by Joost D'hont
- Official opening by Mrs Anne-Mie Charlier, council woman of culture
- Round tour and reception
Saturday, August 31 to 14h : Unique tour by Gaby Cleuren herself
Opening hours Sint- Nicolaas Church:
Monday to Friday : 08:45 to 12:00 h.
Saturday : 10:00 to 12:00 h. / 14:00 to 18:00 h.
Sunday : 10:00 to 12:00 h. / 14:00 to 16:00 h. / 17:45 to 19:15 h.
August 11, 2013
BRAVE NEW, OLD WORLDS
From 29/08/2013 until 22/09/2013
Church Sint-Nicolaas, Apostelplein 9100 Sint-Niklaas Belgium
Through my fascination for the work of Goya, who expressed his criticism in his etchings and Black Paintings about his contemporaries, memories, testimonies of the war between Spain and France in the 18th and 19th centuries and the 19th century spirit of intolerance, I detect parallels with my own time. 200 years later, the human condition has barely improved. War is pervasive and spreads across our planet like a local wildfire, but with terrible consequences. Like biblical catastrophes, mankind destroys its environment, its habitat, its existence, its fellow man. One only needs to collect images to reinforce this vision, on which an installation of my paintings has been assembled.
July 8, 2013 - Gabriella Cleuren
Brittany’s nature is a powerful primeval element, especially the ocean that violently crashes against the rocks and the seashore, but also leads to magnificent beaches and islands. That fascination for sand and water is visible in my images. The remarkable daily occurring sandy connection of the mainland to the island of Raquenez is the theme.
June 11, 2013
Zwijgershoek SINT-NIKLAAS Belgium
Air and earth
In my work combining the essence of air and earth in images, both elements are very variable, changing through each day and season. The deep dark of winter with a cosmic light on the horizon going under the final line is almost meditative, a final reflection of almost religious beauty that is so meaningful for us humans.
June 7, 2013
From June 14 until June 16 2013
Location : Brink Laren Netherlands
Contact with reality, life in its specific aspects is an important foundation for my work. How do you consciously create from your mind, which is necessary for my concept of my 'virtual worlds'? For this purpose you first have to fill up your battery with colour, shape, motion and composition.