Wessel Huisman sells his latest paintings at Gallery Terbeek. Wessel Huisman has no intention to shock or provoke with his paintings, nor is he a moralist. Instead, he actually takes his audience into full consideration. Much of today’s contemporary art requires extensive explanation and sets up art critics and museum directors as modern oracle interpreters. All too often the visual product is merely an illustration of a poor idea, rather than an independent work of art. Many artists don’t take their audience seriously and as a result put themselves in the position of somewhat arrogant school teachers. Wessel Huisman has a different approach.
Rather than offending his followers, Huisman illustrates a respect for his spectators and it is his intention to contribute to their peace of mind. He wonders whether it is still possible – without literally going back to classical techniques and images - to create paintings with the tranquillity, the spatial quality and the inner consistency he experiences in the works of Hans Memling; in landscapes by Sisley or Pissaro; or that seen prints from Japanese artists like Hiroshige.
Wessel Huisman is searching for constants in the way painting has developed through the ages. From this point of view, Etruscan tomb paintings are of equal importance to fifteenth century Italian frescos or some of the works of Russian constructivists. Huisman is not working in a tradition for its own sake; he in truth maintains values that are still of vital importance, and nourishes them with his own experiences.Today, his paintings are exhibited worldwide, including in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Vietnam and South-Korea.
Wessel Huisman on his work:
Wessel Huisman is a distinguished Dutch visual artist and photographer with exhibits worldwide at galleries in Florence, Shanghai, Miami and of course at fine art Gallery Terbeek in Beetsterzwaag.
After his graduation from the Academy in Arnhem in 1984, Wessel Huisman became its Managing Director. At the same time his work gained prominence in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, including in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Switzerland; as well as Asia, notably Japan, Vietnam and South Korea.
The latest contemporary art from Wessel Huisman can be enjoyed in all its glory at the Gallery Terbeek showroom in Beetsterzwaag, and is of course also available here online.
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