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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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,- €.

 

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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!

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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.

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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

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PontArte will be at the AAF Brussels

From the 25th of February till Monday the 29th of February you can visit us as the Affordable Art Fair in Brussels. After a good fair in Naarden we are looking forward to meet the public in Brussels.

In our stand, C-14 you can come and see work from Josep Maria Codina, Marc Prat, Fiona Weedon, Teresa Pera, Alberto Romero and Gabriele Fettolini.

If you would like to visit us, we can provide you with an invitation for the fair. Please send me an email (marieke@pontarte.com)

 

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Our next artfair

PontArte will take part in the Kunst en Antiek Weekend in Naarden, the Netherlands from the 27th till the 31st of January.  

With over 60 art galleries and dealers the fair is well-known in the Naarden area for the last 17 years.

You can visit us at stand 43. Please let me know if you would like to receive an invitation.

www.kunstenantiekweekend.nl

 

Fiona Weedon – Falling Light

Falling Light. Werken van Fiona Weedon.

In recent work by Fiona Weedon (UK)you see lakes, wetlands and water. However a startingpoint and end point can´t be detected. You find yourself centrally positioned in the art work. This is not new in the work of Fiona, In her previous work  there are almost see abstract cityscapes of Barcelona and even in her smaller works, such as the series of intimate landscapes, you get to walk through a recognizable landscape itself, but also an imaginary one.

The exhibit “Falling Light” is named after a diptych that will be exhibited at Pont Arte in Maastricht.

Fiona Weedon

Fiona Weedon lives and workes both in England and in Barcelona. She has very successfully exhibited in the United States, the UK and Spain. She holds a Masters title from the Chelsea School of Fine Arts (London) and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections.