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Margriet Smulders  (1955)

Exposities (komt/future nu/now voorbij/past)
Natuurkracht – beeldende kunst en sieraden geďnspireerd door bomen en bos
CODA Museum Apeldoorn - Apeldoorn
2/5/2014 - 7/9/2014
Margriet Smulders: Schoonheid
Galerie Dom´Arte - Rucphen
17/4/2014 - 1/6/2014
>> voorbije exposities / past exhibitions

Over de kunstenaar
MARGRIET SMULDERS ( 1955, BUSSUM ) lives and work in Nijmegen

Inspired by the floral paintings of the 17th century, Margriet Smulders started to ‘paint’ photographic floral still-lives during the year 2000. The usage of a mirror enabled her to create a rich, generous and highly scented image. The effect is like looking into a clear pond, where rivulets of pure water descend from glacial protrusions. But not all the flowers are in pristine condition, suggesting that something frightening might happen. The presence of insects, frogs and drops of blood make the flower still-lives even more sinister. Balancing between frivolous surfaces and mysterious depths, the images are representative for Margriet’s own life. But nothing is so strong as gentleness, as she once remarked.

In her most recent floral still-lives ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?´Margriet analyses in a Shakespearean way the possibility to pass on something eternal. The beauty of a summer’s day is always fleeting, but it turns in something eternal when shared. The titles of the floral still-lives are derived from Shakespeare’s famous sonnet. The references to Van Gogh’s sunflowers and night paintings are remarkable. As an artist in residence at the Van Gogh house in Zundert his work became an eternal source of inspiration.

Margriet Smulders is international featured in private, corporate and museum collections.

De volgende instellingen bieden werk aan en organiseren exposities:
Hot Prospects !, Leusden
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam

De volgende musea/instellingen hebben werk in hun collectie:
Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen

De volgende kunstuitlenen hebben werk in hun collectie:
LiNK art company B.V., Schiphol

Vertegenwoordigd in de volgende bedrijfscollecties:
Achmea Kunstcollectie, Leiden
Ahold Kunst Stichting, Zaandam
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam
AMC Brummelkamp Galerie en AMC-vitrines, Amsterdam
Fontys Kunstcollectie, Eindhoven
Randstad fotocollectie werk|work, Diemen
Kunstcollectie VNO-NCW, Den Haag

De volgende instellingen hebben werk in stock:
SM's Kunstuitleen, Den Bosch
Galerie Frank Welkenhuysen, Utrecht

Publikaties

Kunstbeeld 2005 | 11
Toon publikaties met afbeeldingen in apart venster

Werken Toon afbeeldingen in apart venster


Heaven it's a Place I (2/6), 3150, 80 x 63 cm
Galerie Nouvelles Images


That fair Thou ow'st, 2013, 180 x 233 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


Wander, 2013, 35 x 46 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


This gives life to thee, 2013, 125 x 167 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


This gives Life to Thee, 2013, 125 x 94 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


Odilon Redon, 2013, 90 x 164 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


A new Lease of life, 2013, 100 x 70 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


Thou art more lovely and temperate, 2012, 75 x 95 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


Vasal, 2012, 50 x 70 cm
Galerie Dom´Arte


Pouloupry, 2012, 145 x 115 cm
ZERP Galerie

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