Saturday 21 September 2019

New in our Portfolio: Daniëlle van Herk

We are very proud to introduce to you our new artist: Daniëlle van Herk.

Daniëlle is a Dutch painter, living in the South of the Netherlands. She studied textiles and drawing and graphic design and later on in her life interior design. She worked for several years as an interior designer (specialized in colors scheme’s) in her own company Stijl Compagnie. Creativity has always been a common thread in her life and she likes to explore that by doing all kinds of creative workshops like silk-painting, goldsmith, felting, stained glass and photography.
But most of all she loves to paint and at this point in her life she is happy to spend much more time at her studio. A day of painting usually starts with a walk in nature companied by her dog. Back at the studio she puts on some music and lets intuition and sensitivity do their job as she comes in a creative flow.
"Cosmic" acryl on canvas 100 x 70 cm

For her the process of creating a painting, the use of material and the development from paint and other (rest) materials on the canvas is the magic. Layer after layer she adds more or less texture and structure, sometimes very quick and powerful and sometimes serene and transparent. It’s her challenge to explore the power of colour but it also interests her what happens if she if she limits herself in the number of colours she wants to use. For example: only black and white or just two or three colours.

"Passage" acryl on canvas 100 x 120 cm

"Transition" acryl on canvas 60 x 90 cm

She likes to work figurative and abstract to give the viewer space to experience the atmosphere and layers of her work and fill in their own feelings and view. The biggest compliment for her is when the viewer constantly discovers new things in her work and is sucked into it, as it were.

QUOTE: “As an inexorable daydreamer and truly pacifist, I try to make art that will brighten up your day“

Sunday 8 September 2019

Theatre des Arts

Theatre des Arts in the SodaFabriek

Where Amsterdam flourished in the 17th century, Schiedam had its Golden Age only a hundred
years later. How come? Because of alcohol! The stalled alcohol import from France made
Schiedam an emerging spot for gin distillery. In order to further develop this industry and to
export gin worldwide, various warehouses were built. Two of these warehouses stood the test of
time and are the backdrop for Theatre Des Arts on September 14 and 15.

After the gin industry declined in the last quarter of the 19th century, two warehouses - Lijfland
and Coerlandt - were taken into use as a soda factory. The processes of crystallization of soda
have been constantly changing over the years, but in any case caused damage to the health of the factory workers as well as to the buildings. Stones flaked and wood shattered. The long vacancy after
closing in 1975 did not do any good either. Nevertheless, local residents saw the beauty and the
atmosphere of the old warehouses, and requested for a total restoration.

Nowadays, the Soda Factory offers decor to entrepreneurs, artists, students, festivals and other
creative excesses. On September 14th and 15th, at this location, the extraordinary exhibition
'Theatre Des Arts' will take place. The history and the current appearances of the building brought
us to the idea to organize an unconventional and surprising exhibition wherein we combine art and
interior design in a surprising way. 

Herewith we invite you for an inspiring experience at a very special location:

Theatre Des Arts
September, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, from 12-16 hrs.
SodaFabriek, Makkersstraat 3, 3111 AL te Schiedam