The Artist

 

Gert J. van Maanen

Gert J van Maanen

Statement: Contemporary, abstract paintings; some works reflect the state of the Irish land- and seascape. Van Maanen's original use of painting materials, such as dry pigments combined with dripping paint has created a distinct personal style. Colours are clear and austere; paintings look particularly well in modern interiors.

Gert J. van Maanen

 photo: Piet Pulles


CURRICULUM VITAE

 

  • born:

1946 Oosterbeek, The Netherlands (artist lives and works in Ireland since 1993)

  • education:

Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten (Academy for Visual Arts/Monumental Painting )"St. Joost", Breda

Koninklijke Akademie voor Kunst en Vormgeving (Royal Academie for Art and Design), ‘s Hertogenbosch

  • study tours:

Indonesia/Turkey/Egypt

  • awards:

1981

Stichting Voorzieningsfonds van Kunstenaars (Foundation Provisional Funds of Artists) atelier verbetering (studio improvement)

1984

Beeldende Kunstenaars Regeling (Settlement Visual Artists) totale werk 1984-1987 (total works 1984-1987)

1987

Stichting Voorzieningsfonds van Kunstenaars

groot formaat schildersezel (large size painter's easel), own design

1988

Province of Zuid Holland, expositie (exhibition)

1988

Province of Noord Brabant, "Serie van Zeven" ("Series of Seven")

1989

Province of Noord Brabant, "Tien Getallen" ("Ten Numbers")

1991

Nomination Artprize "Midden Holland"/exhibition

2006

Artist in Residense, Cill Riallaig, Co. Kerry, Ireland

2009

"Kunstprijs Maas en Waal" (artprize), 1st prize for "Gully, Rocky, Bluish"

2010

"Mill Cove Awards", nomination for "Carrigskullihy" (9)/exhibition

 

studio

 

  • exhibitions (solo):

1982

Working Group Art and Culture, Dinteloord (NL)

Segeren Gallery, Breda (NL)

Hotel Gorinchem (NL)

1983

Gadiot Gallery, Maastricht (NL)

Witt Gallery, Dordrecht (NL)

Woudrichem (town hall) (NL)

Dussen Castle ; by invitation four municipalities in connection with visit

Beatrix, Queen of The Netherlands

1986

De Hoeve, Wijk en Aalburg (NL)

Working Group Culture Municipality of Ravenstein (NL)

Gallery 16, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

1987

Oosterbeek (town hall) (NL)

Algemene Bank Nederland, Gorinchem (NL)

1988

Zero Gallery, Tilburg (NL)

De Coninck Gallery, Amersfoort (NL)

Hotel Moonen, Waalwijk (NL)

GTE Silvania, Breda (NL)

1989

De Coninck Gallery, Amersfoort (NL)

1990

Intercollection 2000, Zurich (CH)

1991

Nouvelle Blanche Gallery, Zurich (CH)

Rijkswal Studio, Woudrichem (NL)

Kunst en Werkomgeving Gallery, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

1992

Braler Gallery ,The Haque (NL)

De Coninck Gallery, Amersfoort (NL)

1993

in own studio Gouda (NL)

Stadsgallery, Gouda (NL)

Vormvast Design, Breda (NL)

1994

Delfi Form Gallery, Zwolle (NL)

2003

Celtic Ross Round Tower, Rosscarbery (Irl)

2004

UCC Granary Theatre, Cork (Irl)

2005

"In-Zicht" ,Mikst Media Gallery, Woudrichem (NL)

2009

Brood en Banket Gallery, Heerewaarden (NL)

2011/2012

Sous-Terre Gallery, (NL)

De BaZtille, Zoetermeer (NL)

 

  • exhibitions (group):

1979

Dussen Castle (NL)

1980

Werkendam (town hall/NL)

Dussen Castle (NL)

Museum Kruithuis, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

Museum De Beyerd, Breda (NL)

1981

Aldendriel Castle, Mill (NL)

Museum Kruithuis ,‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

De Berenhoek Gallery, Wijk en Aalburg (NL)

1982

Lijnbaan Centre, Rotterdam (NL)

De Meent ,Veenendaal (NL)

1983

Dussen Castle (NL)

Museum De Groote Societeit, Tiel (NL)

1984

Segeren Gallery, Breda (NL)

Jan Cunen Center, Oss (NL)

Museum De Groote Societeit ,Tiel (NL)

1985

Art Happening, Tiel (NL)

encounters open Johnny van Doorn

1986

De Leest Cultural Center, Waalwijk (NL)

Art and Industry Gallery, Breda (NL)

1987

Segeren Gallery, Breda (NL)

Museum De Groote Societeit, Tiel (NL)

1988

Kunst en Werkomgeving, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

Fiera del Mobile, Milan (I)

De Flint Cultural Center, Amersfoort (NL)

De Nieuwe Doelen, Cultural Center, Gorinchem (NL)

1989

De Flint Cultural Center, Amersfoort (NL)

Kunst en Werkomgeving Gallery, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

Lineart International Art Fair, Gent (B)

Bienale Interieur, Kortrijk (B)

1990

IMM ,Cologne (D)

Kunst und Design Expo, Bern (CH)

Bienale Interieur, Kortrijk (B)

De Coninck Gallery, Amersfoort (NL)

8 maal 3 Gallery, Kaatsheuvel (NL)

Interoffice Exhibition Center, Utrecht (NL)

1991

Stadsgallery Gouda, nomination artprice "Midden Holland"

RSG, ter Apel (NL)

Stima Gallery, Breda (NL)

1992

Stadsgallery, Gouda (NL)

1993

Exhibition Artizon Academie (teachers), Gouda (NL)

Holland Art Fair, Utrecht (NL)

Limbricht Castle (Hewlett Packard), (NL)

1994

Galerie Chateau de Bussieres, Saone et Loire (F)

De Galerij, Gouda (NL)

1995

Vormvast Design, Breda (NL)

2000

Stima Gallery, Breda (NL)

2003

Arts and Literature Festival, Rosscarbery (Irl)

Beara Arts Festival, Castletownbere (Irl)

Ealaiontoiri Mhuscra, Baile Mhuirne (Irl)

Numinous Artists Studios, Castletownbere (Irl)

2004

"Art to Love", St' Andrews' College, Dublin, (Irl)

Maurice Henderson Gallery, Castletownbere (Irl)

Arts and Literature Festival, Rosscarbery (Irl)

2005

Cork European Capital of Culture, (Irl)

Arts and Literature Festival, Rosscarbery (Irl)

Through Beara Eyes, Castletownbere, (Irl)

Adams, Dublin (Irl)

2006

Stedelijk Museum, Roermond (NL)

"A Celebration", Castletownbere, (Irl)

West Cork Arts Centre, Members Exhibition, Skibbereen, (Irl)

2007

"A Celebration", Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery (Irl)

Kunst Route Mid-Holland (NL)

Art Fair, Bommelerwaard (NL)

Adams, Dublin, (Irl)

2008

Cork Art Fair,Cork (Irl)

"West Cork Artists", West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, (Irl)

Adams, Dublin (Irl)

2009

"West Cork Artists", West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, (Irl)

"Kunstprijs Maas en Waal" (artprize/1st prize)

2010

"South West Cork Delights", Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, (Irl)

"Mill Cove Awards" (nomination), Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, (Irl)

"West Cork Artists 2010", West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, (Irl)

2011

Beara Art Exhibition, Castletownbere, (Irl)

Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery (Irl)

2012

The Studio Gallery, Kenmare (Irl)

"Land and Sea" Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery (Irl)

West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen (Irl)

"20 Years Art Support", Collection Hans Timmer, Townhall Gorinchem (NL)

2014

West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen (Irl)

2015 – 2016 en 2017

West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen (Irl)

 

Cillrialaig (Skelligs) in situ

 

  • commissions:

1982

Nedlloyd, Rotterdam (NL)

1988

Vita Nova Printing Works, Hank (NL)

Veen Publisher, Utrecht (NL)

 

  • publications in magazines:

1983

Kunstbeeld, November issue (NL)

1986

Haagse Post, issue 39 (NL)

1988

Pallas,December issue (NL)

1990

Raum und Wohnen, september issue (CH)

Woonbeeld issue 9 (NL)

2004

Preview of the visual arts in Ireland (front cover) (Irl)

2008

Now,"Gert J. van Maanen; strong weather and Singing Birds" (Lynda Cookson) (Irl)

 

  • articles in newspapers:

1980

Brabants Dagblad/Gorkumse Courant

1981

Brabants Dagblad (Waldy Vastrick)/ NRC Handelsblad/ De Gelderlander

1982

Nieuwsblad Gorinchem (Piet Augustijn) /Dagblad De Stem (Henk Egberts)/

Gorcumse Courant (Piet Augustijn) /Stadsblad Breda (Katja Lobbe)

1983

Algemeen Dagblad/Gorkumse Courant (Piet Augustijn)/Vrije Volk (Piet Marijnissen)

1984

JAC Bunca News ,Tokyo Japan

1985

Gorkumse Courant (Piet Augustijn)

1986

De Maasroute Brabants Dagblad (Ferd op de Coul) /Altena Nieuws

1987

De Gelderlander/Arnhemse Courant /Nieuwsblad Gorkum

1988

Het Nieuwsblad (Eugene Geene) /De Stem (Henk Egberts) /Brabants Dagblad (Waldy Vastrick)

Uit (Titia Bruning), "Op fitness om te kunnen schilderen"

1989

Brabants Dagblad (Ferd op de Coul) /De Amersfoortse Courant / Amersfoort Dagblad (Anco Mali)

1990

Zuricher Zeitung

1991

R en G Gouda (Marianne de Visser)/Goudse Post /Brabants Dagblad (Mary Winters)

1992

Goudse Courant (Jim van Veenendaal)

De Amersfoortse Courant /Veluws Dagblad (Titia Bruning)/ Nieuwsblad (Piet Augustijn)

2002

West Cork Advertiser, "Dunmanway Inspiration"

2004

The Sunday Times, "The art of going Dutch" (Niall Toner)

2004

Irish Examiner

2005

Brabants Dagblad

Kontakt, "De overtuigingskracht van Gert J. van Maanen" (Piet Augustijn)

 

  • quotes from newspaper reviews:

Brabants Dagblad, 9/81 Waldy Vastrick:

"A great water colour depicts a bucket with a whitewash brush. One can understand his

development from this, viewed apart, not very original painting. The coloured areas have been

kept broad, the large brush will often be used in his later work".

 

De Stem, 2/82 Henk Egberts:

"The grant gesture, the powerful brush stroke, the uncomplicated lines, the effective plane and

the direct colour".

 

Gorkumse Courant Nieuwsblad, 3/82 Piet Augustijn:

"The powerful brush strokes, that are almost a meter wide in some works, must be clearly

readable.The remaining white plains also determine the compositon. Gert J. van Maanen's

approach undoubtedly leads in the direction of a personal metaphorical language, without lapsing

into the commenplace, because his selfcriticism does not allow that".

 

Stadsblad Breda, 3/82 Katja Lobbe:

"He takes the brush into both hands and puts large strokes on the canvas with his body,

unpromising rhythmics. This technique is effective in sometimes beautiful structures. Runback

and take-off run at the same time, with penetrating fields of tension. Where red without a

calming touch of blue gives the impression of solidified frenzy".

 

Vrije Volk 10/83 Peter Marijnissen:

"His abstact compositions consist of only one form, often depicted in a few powerfull brush

strokes, mostly in lively grey. Especially the Mandorla form crops up regularly, a plane in the

form of an almond (translation of Mandorla), that was often used in the Middle Ages as an

aureole with an image of Mary within. With Gert J. van Maanen the holy space within stays

empty. The white residual space on the inside and the outside of the almond that is mostly lying

in a horizontal position space also determines the composition. In the best paintings a continual

dialogue develops between form and residual form. The dialogue is even more emphasized by

the expressive and accurate use of materials".

 

JAC Bunca News, 7/84 published by the International Arts Center of Tokyo Japan:

"The starting point is clearly recognizable; the effect takes place on two canvases in a special

way and which cannot be seen separately".

 

Pallas, 12/87 Martien van Wijk:

"As a modern artist, Gert J. van Maanen is someone who is seeking to go further and further in

many centuries of art. As a painter of these times, he tries to make something visible, of which

we never new that it existed. He often works with large paintings. The background is white. On

these white planes an enormous action and a well-dosed tension takes place".

 

Brabants Dagblad, 4/91 Mary Winters:

"Gert J. van Maanen has his own particular position in the long row of abstract-expressionistic 

orientated art painters. The sometimes huge seized paintings he prefers to make, require

specialadjustments. Van Maanen designed a swiveling painter's easel and developed his own

method to attach the paper-painted compositions on a linen carrier. To enable him to reveal the

one big painting movement, he connected several brushes to one another".

 

  • Work has been purchased by private persons, institutions, authorities and companies, such as:

Collection Océ vd Grinten (NL)

Building Contractors Centre Parcs (B)

Vredestein Tires (NL)

Ueli Steinle, Zurich (CH)

Juno Consulting ,The Hague (NL)

Nordhorn Hospital (D)

Collection Nedlloyd, Rotterdam (NL)

Sandberg Lawyers, Rotterdam (NL)

Intercollection, Zurich (CH)

K. Hussem, (USA)

Kunsthaus, Zurich (CH)

Autopon, Amersfoort (NL)

Stork Werkspoor (NL)

Eurotrade, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Hoogovens, (NL)

Stima Collection (NL)

Galerie Chateau de Bussieres (F)

Engelman/Houben Architects, Roermond (NL)

F. Lakwijk (Singapore)

Maurice O'Callaghan, author (Irl)

Collection Hans Timmer (NL)

 

  • teacher/director:

1980-1987

Land van Heusden en Altena Art School (NL)

 

  • teacher:

1983-1986

Brakel Art School (NL)

1990, 1991

Artizon Academy (F)

 

  • artist society:

Member BBK '69 Amsterdam

Member Pictoright, Amsterdam