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'REAL is me' 17-20 Jan 2013, Amsterdam

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Image: ‘Sinuu’, 2012. A double sculpture, female front and male back torso, suspended, in black finished steel-mesh. Currently located at
Gallery Van Loon and Simons is showing my work.
Being an important centre of the avant-garde art in Northern Europe, Amsterdam has also another, much older and richer tradition – that of realism. Dutch painters were famous since Renaissance through the 18, 19 and 20 century. In the middle of the 20c., a movement called magic realism contributed with important figurative paintings depicting figurative scenes in a fantastic, mysterious scenery.