Kölner Liste; our next artfair

Dedicated to contemporary art, KÖLNER LISTE occupies the principal art week in Cologne. In parallel with Art Cologne, the halls of XPOST Köln will be filled with art from April 28th to 30th 2017.

The fourth edition of KÖLNER LISTE is designed to inspire and engage, inciting the discovery of new names and artworks. Addressing both new and experienced collectors, the fair will showcase a wide spectrum of emerging contemporary art at affordable prices. With an extraordinary selection of galleries, KÖLNER LISTE aims to become one of the most interesting art events to follow as one of the most progressive art fairs in Germany.

PontArte will present work from Mario Pasqualotto, Marc Prat, Gabriele Fettolini and a recently added artist Oriol Texidor.

Click here for your invitation: Galerie PontArte Invitation

Or contact me at marieke@pontarte.com to pick up an invitation in Maastricht.

April 28th to 30th, 2017 | Opening: April 27th, 2017 | XPOST in Cologne | Gladbacher Wall 5, 50670 Cologne

 

R´dam Art Fair March 2017

 

From wednesday March 29 until sunday april 2nd we participate in the R´dam Art Fair. A new fiar with an eclectic offer.

Dates:

Wednesday 29 March VIP night

Thursday 30 March

Friday 31 March

Saturday 1 April

Sunday 2 April

Address: RDM-straat 1, 3089 JS Rotterdam, Netherlands

Invitations for the VIP night: marieke@pontarte.com

For free entrance:PONTARTE invitation

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Carlos Puyol – The colors of Jazz

¨The Colors of Jazz¨, is Carlos Puyol’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. On Friday, March 10th, 20.00 hrs. the show opens in presence of the artist. The exhibition will continue until the 7th of May at the Oranjeplein 203 in Maastricht

As very well stated by Emile Hollman in his introduction of the catalogue fort his exhibition: The paintings first find their form in drawings in the artist’s substantial, rectangular sketchbooks, and then become alive when the artist lets in the jazz and starts coloring, cleaning, stripping, blowing and erasing. Jazz in paint, yes, he can live by that metaphor, captured in his abstract still-lifes.

Carlos Puyol: the Colors of Jazz from march 10th until may 7th at the Oranjeplein 203, Maastricht

 

PontArte at the Affordable Art Fair Brussels

This year once again we take part in the Affordable Art Fair in Brussels, booth E-7 and we would like to invite you for the preview on Thursday February 16th.
With below link and code you can download a ticket.

LINK: http://bit.ly/2gE4EVl

The code for the PRIVATE VIEW on Thursday February 16th, 18-22u is: PVPON

and
the code for the LATE VIEW on Friday February 17th, 18-22u is: LVPON

Attention: The invitation is for 2 people and is only valid by bringing a printed copy to the Fair.

The invitation is valid for any day of the fair
If you prefer an invitation by mail, please provide me with your contact details.

 

The subtlety of paper, wintershow 2016

Je suis en présence de toi, watercolour on paper, 15 x 15 cm from Anet Duncan. A new work on paper representing the essence of the exhibition well: the subtlety of paper. In this winter exhibition at PontArte many works from many artists with a common underground: paper.

From the 11th of December till the 22nd of January 2017 at the Oranjeplein 203 in Maastricht: the subtlety of paper

Paper is often seen as vulnerable, light sensitive and off less value than works on panel or canvas, but on the other hand the medium asks for a careful way of working, with each mistake made visible and difficult to correct. The surface is mat, the fragility of the paper and the in this exhibition often small format, makes of works on paper very special artworks. Not the big eyecatchers to impress, but it forces to look in more detail and admire the work in an intimate setting.

The thought behind the exhibition in this holiday season is to offer a wide variety of works from a large number of artists, so it is easy to find a nice gift. The offer ranges from landscapes to abstracts on rice paper and from small to large.

Some highlights:

New watercolours from Anet Duncan (South Africa), small format, beautifully framed ask for an intimate look.

Work from Mario Pasqualotto (Spain) , Fragile from the series the 72 names of God.

Works from Mario Pasqualotto are also shown at the Museum aan het Vrijthof at the LUMA exhibition

We open the exhibition on the 11th of December at 14.30 hrs till 17.00 hrs. You are all invited to visit us. After the 11th the works can be seen on appointment till the 22nd of January 2017.

 

Marc Prat; Incarnation

¨Incarnation¨, the first solo show of Marc Prat in the Netherlands can be viewed at PontArte Maastricht from the 22nd of October until the 4th of December 2016.

Marc Prat, a Spanish artist from Mataró, near Barcelona, paints with an austere pallet on canvas and paper. His work is figurative, but doesn´t reflect reality. It is an inner search translated in series of church and Cloister interiors, Masks and animals which have a high emotional impact when looking at them. For the first time his work is to be seen in a solo show in Maastricht. The 22nd of October the exhibition opens, in the presence of Marc Prat at PontArte in Maastricht.

Marc Prat started painting when he was 24 years old, encouraged by his mother, Rosa Codina-Esteve, Art professor at the University of Barcelona. In Marc’s work we see the same colours and techniques his mother uses, but were her work is abstract, Marc work is figurative.

His topics are mostly spiritual, but without becoming religious. He finds his inspiration in different cultures and believes. In his cloisters and churches, you feel the spirituality of Christianity and the works absorb you standing in front of them. In other series, like ¨Teotihuacan¨ and ¨Kashi¨ you see faces or masks that express serenity and calmness. By looking at these works you see a depth and stillness that forces you to reflect.

From the 22nd of October till the 4th of December : ¨incarnation¨, recent work of Marc Prat, Oranjeplein 203, Maastricht

Marc will also join is at the Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam from the 27th until the 30th of October, we can be found at stand D5.

For this exhibition we made a catalogue. It is available at PontArte for 10 €  and a limited signed edition is available on Artsper for 15,- €.

 

Green in Art

To open the new season in a fresh way, this time no solo show from one artist but a number of works selected around 1 theme:

“Green in art”

It is a selection of works in which the colour green is dominant. For some artists and viewers it has a direct relationship to nature and landscapes, For others it is the colour of hope.

Or, in the words of Wikipedia:
“Green associates with fresh and cool, with nature. For some it is the colour of hope and peace.”

Opening: Saturday afternoon September 10th, 16.00 hrs at the Oranjeplein 203, Maastricht. As always with drinks and some bites and lively conversations about Green!

Studio visits April 2016

The last week of April was dedicated to visiting studios in Barcelona. On top of our artists in portfolio we have visited a few other studios. We will inform you about this shortly…

Below you find a slideshow from the visits, in which we selected new work. From smaller, easy to order online works to BIG works. Huge canvases from Teresa Pera and Marc Prat you can see on the photos.

Also there is a glimpse of Carlos Puyol´s new studio in Poble Nou where you can see there is room for big bright works.

Enjoy the photos and if you would like to see more, don´t hesitate to call me!

 

 

In the Spotlight

In the spotlight: a new item where we explain 1 work from 1 artist:
The first time we look at a photo made by Jennifer Owens and that I first say in 2012 at Galerie Trama in Barcelona.

It is a photograph in which you see 3 men. They seem to be fishermen but you aren´t sure. They seem to come from a past time and takes you back to another world of old photographs, maybe seen at a grandparents’ home. To me it it lets me think of paintings from the ¨Haagse School¨. The intention from Jennifer Owens with these small photographs is that you try to see what it is you see and that brings back memories. This makes this Photograph and the series it is from so intriguing. The edition of the photograph is 5, of which 3 are still available and 1 belongs to the collection of Banc Sabadell.

Her work isn´t shouting for attention, it is work for the person who takes the time to discover.

Currently work from Jennifer Owens can be seen in Denmark where she is part of the JCE, a biennale traveling 9 countries in the next 2 years.

Taste of Art; PontArte and Petit Gallery

PontArte and Petit Gallery have joined forces to start a new initiative in Maastricht. A Taste of Art. It starts the 11th of March in the space of PetitGallery at the Rechtstraat 87 in Maastricht. Taste of Art strives to bring art in each home and to have an offer for all budgets. In a relaxing environment we would like to focus on international contemporary art. Taste of Art is an opportunity to talk about art, look at art and meanwhile have a nice drink and bite.

You are invited for the opening on Friday March 11th from 19.00 – 21.00 hrs in the Rechtstraat 87, Maastricht

For more details, opening times etc, please contact marieke@pontarte.com +31 6 37403499 or lepetitgallery@hotmail.com +31 6 14283014, www.lepetitgallery@hotmail.com