events

Wasteland

In January of this year, Bert started with his new series of oil paintings.

The work is inspired by a poem 'The Waste Land' by T.S Eliot.
The flowers have vanished, what remains is the brackish land
 

The work will be shown from the 18th of April untill the 27th of September on appointment in Atelier van Santen, Zuiddijk 209, Zaandam. 
 

Due to the coronavirus we will receive a maximum of 2 people at the same time and will not provide consumptions. Since the our atelier is spacious, it is easily possible to keep 1,5 meter distance form eachother.


Click here to make an appointment.

Barbares d’Esprit

 

Solo-exposition

Open to be viewed from the 14th of March through the 25th of April at Galerie Bax in Sneek, Singel 82

 

https://www.baxkunst.nl/exposities/barbares-desprit/ d’Esprit

Jan de Beus


Tannhäuser
the 12th through the 26th of April
Open each sunday from 13 - 16 and on appointment

 

Can be visited in Atelier van Santen

Zuiddijk 209

Zaandam

 

Recent paintings and a sculpture from the artist Jan de Beus from Muiderberg(1958). His work has been displayed in and outside of the netherlands and is part of many public and private collections. The recent paintings are inspired by Richard Wangers Opera Tannhäuser. In the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam his work is also displayed.

White Flowers

New work from Bert van Santen

Can be viewed with an appointment (tel. 0647104263) at Atelier van Santen, Zuiddijk 209,Zaandam

21 december until 23 february

Search for the new

Always searching for the yet unknown painting. The graphical artist, glass artist and painter Thea Figee (Soest,1952) searches this a lot more often in larger oilpaintings

She combines this the more widely known graphical works in an exposition at Atelier van Santen in Zaandam.

She will be regularly present and can also be there by appointment. 

29 february until 29 march

New release!

Boekpresentatie

Zaterdag 5 oktober, 15-17 uur, zal het nieuwe boek van Bert van Santen, Flowers, worden gepresenteerd in zijn atelier in Zaandam, Zuiddijk 209, met live muziek, drankjes en een passende expositie.


Bij deze nodigen wij u graag hiervoor uit! Op deze dag kunt u het boek, op verzoek gesigneerd aanschaffen tegen een introductieprijs van € 30.

Hierna is het boek via de boekhandel verkrijgbaar.

Pieter Schmits

E x p o s i t i e

Schilderijen

13 oktober t/m 15 december 2019

 

Atelier Van Santen

Zuiddijk 209, Zaandam

Tel. 06-47104263

 

Opening: 13 oktober 14-18 uur

Feestelijke sluiting: zondag 15 december 14-18 uur

 

Daarna geopend:

zaterdag en zondag 12-17 uur

en op afspraak

 

Pieter Schmits schildert organische vormen. De basis is dunne verf of vernis die over een

horizontaal liggend doek loopt, met stugge partijen botst, gedeeltelijk oplost. Er vormen zich lagen die afwisselend dekkend en transparant zijn.

 

Organische vormen ontstaan, veranderen en gaan weer op in het geheel. De kwantumleer beschouwt zelfs alle werkelijkheid als organisch geheel, waarvan de delen onderling verbonden zijn en elkaar beïnvloeden. Van zichzelf hebben zij geen precieze locatie; deze krijgen ze wanneer ze worden bekeken. Wij maken ze tot een vast object.

 

De precieze vorm wordt dan bepaald door hoe je kijkt. Bijvoorbeeld, van heel dichtbij gezien verdwijnt de context en wordt het beeld vreemd. Een verwarde situatie, zoals een onverwachte confrontatie, laat geen tijd om te denken. Wel vormt zich dan in een flits een globale indruk, een kaal beeld, een oerervaring: iets of iemand is direct aanwezig.

 

Schoonheid zit hem in het zuivere maar ook in scheppende chaos en onregelmatigheid. Deze worden hier en daar ‘gevierd’ door ze te markeren met brons, analoog aan het boeddhistische principe van kintsugi.

Be Smart Rent Art

 

Saturday the 20th of July is the start of a new exposition: Be Smart Rent Art. All works in this exposition are up for rent. We will show our newest works. However, we will also give extra attention to works that have been in our collection a little longer

 

We are celebrating the start of the summer exposition Saturday the 20th of July, from 15:00 we will serve cooling drinks and we will play sultry summer hits.

Click here for more information

New work in the collection:

“Barbares d’ Esprit” in Santorini

Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum “D.Nomikos”, in collaboration with Restart Contemporary Art Platform, proudly present the artists group “Barbares d’ Esprit”.

 

International audience visiting Santorini Island, will have the chance to see the exhibition “Barbares d’ Esprit 2019” and be introduced to the artwork of the post- contemporary group.

From June to September, new etchings and drawings will be presented to the spacious gallery of Tomato Industrial Museum.

Furthermore, according to the “Artists in Residence” program of the Museum, the members of the group will be hosted on Santorini from the 9th to the 23rd of September. During this period, “Barbares d’ Esprit” will be creating new artwork, inspired by the volcanic character of the island.

The group’s art sessions will take place at the Museums workshop. Cultural side events will be open for visitors.

Originated in Holland in 2016, Barbares d’ Esprit is a contemporary artistic movement based on visual arts. Ad Arma and Bert Van Santen, established Dutch artists, are the founders of the movement with an international character. They invite other artists to work with them in the group.

Mohammed Quraiseh, well known Iraqi artist living in Toronto Canada, joined the group early.

Kelly, a Greek sculptor is a member since January 2019.

 

“Barbares d‘ Esprit” works as one artist-one creator, that means two or more members work together on one art piece. The line of work of “Barbares d’Esprit” relies on the inspirational force of all participating artists. Each artwork is created in a synthetic way from sequential gestures of the group members. Everyone is free to act or react on his expressive means. The group focuses on the outcome as a multifaced artwork with one distinctive character that gives existence to a new identity.

The group’s Manifest is:

“We are artists of this time. Our work is innovatory. Our work is multidisciplinary. We work at the boundaries of what is possible. We do look back but our work is always directed forwards. We try to expand the possibilities of diverse techniques. We have rough and but also traditional ways of working. We are not limited. We embrace challenges by overcoming them by means of creativity. Our way of working connects us. Different nationalities do not devide us. Other cultural influences are welcome to us but still we are strongly connected to our own cultural background. We are curious and like to experiment. Our work reflects on the past, today and our personal vision of tomorrow, we are thinkers. We are all travellers in our own way. Our art is autonomous.”

 

The collaboration among Restart and Tomato Industrial Museum “D.Nomikos”, is on the base of reinforcing Cultural Tourism by presenting innovating contemporary art shows.

 

Visit the Museum, at Vlychada beach, daily from 10.00 to 16.00 except Mondays.

https://www.santoriniartsfactory.gr/en/museum

https://www.facebook.com/lesbarbaresdesprit/

https://www.facebook.com/restartcontemporary/

Fleurs du Mal

Fleurs d'Espoir in the Flower Art Museum

Fleurs d’espoir / Flowers of hope 

 

The Flower Art Museum presents with 'Fleurs d'espoirs - Flowers of hope' the work of the versatile dutch artist Bert van Santen. An exhibition about hope and the search for an artistic answer to the social problems of our time. 

Bert van Santen (1958, Leerdam) studied cultural anthropology. However, he identified himself more as an artist than a scientist. He has walked many roads, eventually leading him to the flower. The poems of Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) inspired him to create several 'Fleurs du Mal': oil paintings, in which he breaks through the ominous surfaces accompanied by flowers coming to life on the canvas.

Van Santen also creates sculptures and remarkable artists' books - intensive research projects with various materials that led him to new views. His work is a reflection on society, not in the political sense, but as a personal and individual reaction: perceiving evil and wanting to fight back with beauty. The flower is in this sense a symbol of hope. The arrangement of the exhibition came to life thanks to Frank van der Linden, Lijn 66, Eindhoven.

We invite you for the opening on saturday the 20th of april at 15:00.​

Any item sold at this exhibition the Flower Art Museum and Bert van Santen will donate 10% to Doctors without borders.

The Flower Art Museum (Kuddelstaartseweg 1, Aalsmeer) is opened on friday, saturday and sunday from 11:00-17:00.

the 20th of april untill the 7th of july 2019

flowerartmuseum.nl

Exposition Barbares d'Esprit

Expositie Barbares d'Esprit

Sunday the 6th of January 2019 from 15:00 till 19:00 the exposition'Barbares d'Esprit'(Thinking Barbarians)will open in Atelier van Santen at Zuiddijk 209 in Zaandam.

Bert van Santen and Ad Arma, whom both have been active artists for more than 30 years, are the founders of artistgroup 'Barbares d'Esprit'. They collaborate - with the two of them, and sometimes with other artists as well - on paintings and etchings.

In 2018, the work of 'Barbares d'Esprit' was showcased at the Kunst Rai in Amsterdam, where they had a solo stand. 

During the opening both artists will be present.

The exhibition, which showcases their new work among other work, can be visited until Sunday the 10th of February. Atelier van Santen is open on appointment (+31 6 47103263)

Opening atelier van Santen in Zaandam

Opening atelier van Santen at Zaandam

Opening atelier

van Santen

Fleurs du mal, oil paint on canvas, 140 x 60 cm

This summer Bert van Santen became 60 years old! He is celebrating this with the opening of his new atelier in Zaandam.

 

When: zaterdag 13 October

Where: Zuiddijk 209

At what time: 12:00 - 22:00 

From 16:00 there will be music playing and around 19:00 the band Allergic to Horses will be performing. 

Kunst Rai Art Amsterdam

'Barbares d’Esprit' ('Thinking Barbarians')

is the name of the new artist group that gallery 9 contemporary art presents at the KunstRAI | Art Amsterdam 2018. 

The result of the collaboration between Ad Arma, Bert van Santen, Quraiseh and Mark Verdoes, is showcased at the KunstRAI. Abstract paintings, expressive and humble at the same time, the best of each artist melted together in one work of art.

The results of the second work session will be showcased At stand 18 at the KunstRAI in February 2018. The artworks consist of paintings on canvas (1 x 1 meters) and paintings on panels (1,5 x 1,5 meters).

Music plays an important role during the creative process. It directs and provokes, and is at the route cause of emotional connection during the process of creating pieces of art.

On the 4th of April, the evening of the opening of the KunstRAI, Tijs Klaassen accompanied the presentation of the 'Barbares d'Esprit's' artworks with a free improvisation on double bass. 

Exhibition Arcadië

Opening 19th of April, 19:30 uur.

Open: monday until thursday 09:00-17:00, Friday 09:00-12:00 and during hours of meetings. 

From the 20th of April untill the 19th of July 2018.

Where: Stadhuis, Stadhuisplein 1, 4205 AZ, Gorinchem, tel 0183-659595.

There will be paintings from Bert van Santen, Anutosch,en Marie-José Robben for show.

Access is free.

Solo-exhibition in Zinder, Tiel

Bert van Santen: "I let all flowers bloom"

Fleurs du Mal, oil paint on canvas, 60 x 140 cm, 2018, picture: Marcel van Kempen

8th of February until the 11th of March 2018

Zinder, Tiel | Rechtbankstraat 1

Opening: Sunday 11 February, 16:00 o'clock

 

The recent work of Bert van Santen "Fleurs du Mal", inspired by the poems of Charles Baudelaire has found it's origin in the reflection on modern problems in society.

The matter paintings that van Santen paints using oil paint showcase what he is all about as a colorist. The flowers and branches are almost reliefs. The flowers are attached to barren branches. This way, van Santen disconnects the flower from its romantic stereotype in his work.

By painting in a style that is rough and prickly van Santen's paintings get a dark accent, which causes them the be curious, mysterious and dark-romantic.

The exhibitions title 'I let all flowers bloom', refers to the book the Bert van Santen made between 2000 and 2002, which is showcased in its entirety using a video installation. Both the installiation and the exhibition as a whole artistically bridge the period between 2002 and the present. 

For the exhibition a special edition (uv-inktjet-print, 48 x 59 cm) has been pressed in limited quantity. The picture for this special edition and the video showcased by the video installation are both made in collaboration with Lucian Bickerton. 

The opening will take place on Sunday 11 February, at 16:00.

Speaker: Bart Beers; music: Rob Orlemans, solo/acoustic.

You are warmly welcomed to pay a visit.

The series of exhibitions at Zinder are composed by Cor Litjens, artist. 

Exhibition Les Barbares d'Esprit

Bert van Santen, Mark Verdoes, Quraiseh, Ad Arma

These 4 artists are presenting together and individually their work at gallery 9, contemporary art. 
You are warmly welcomed to the opening on Saturday 18 November 2017, from 16:00 until 18:00.

The exhibition will be open until 23 December.

Opening times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 untill 17:00(remaining days and times are visitable by appointment, 0613212049).

Keizersgracht 548

1017 EL Amsterdam

www.gallerynine.nl

Kunstbeurs Aalsmeer 16 en 17 september

Art fair Aalsmeer 16 en 17 September

For more information about the art fair you can visit: 

Presentation "Les Barbares d'Esprit"

Flower Art Sous-Terre

Art Zaanstad

Art Amsterdam

Art Amsterdam

New date 7th of July until the 11th of June 

Kunstmap 'K'

Bert van Santen’s art selection ‘K’ includes original work, some of which is unique work. The art selection is limited to 50 units, in an A3-format. 

 

In 2017 the third volume of art selection ‘K’ will be distributed, including signed work by diverse artists (every volume contains four artworks)

This third volume will consist out of K5 and K6.

 

K5 bears the title ‘Fleurs du Mal’ and contains four pieces of art by Bert van Santen:

-       Picture of Bert’s work on gum bichromate (unique)

-       Glamour photograph

-       Drawing (unique)

-       Cabinet object (unique)

Date of release: June 2017.

 

K6 bears the title ‘Les Barbares d’Esprit’ and contains work from Ad Arma, Quraiseh, Bert van Santen and Mark Verdoes. The art selection will cost €300,-.

Date of release: August 2017.

Until the 1st of October 2017 K5 and K6 will cost €250,- together. After this date they will be €300,- each. For more information:

Reflections of origin

Open artelier

Open Atelier

zaterdag 5 november 13 - 19 uur

zondag 6 november 13 - 17 uur

Atelierfeest met

Allergic to Horses

zaterdag 5 november vanaf 20.00 uur

Oliemolenwal 9

4001 AV Tiel

GALERIE T 

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BERT VAN SANTEN

| FLEURS DU MAL | OLIE OP CANVAS|

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MIEKE OLDENBURG

| BRONS EN KERAMIEK |

GALERIE T

SEPTEMBER-EXPOSITIE

1 SEPTEMBER T/M 30 SEPTEMBER

ZONDAG 4 SEPTEMBER

OPENING VAN 13:OO-17:00 UUR

 

MET EEN AANGEKLEDE THEE IN AANWEZIGHEID VAN BERT VAN SANTEN

     

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VAN HARTE WELKOM

Lia en Bert Hector

GALERIE T
0118-611415 / 06-15093660
www.galerie-t.nl

OPEN: don, vrij, zat, 11:00-16:00 uur
en elke 1e zon vd mnd 13:00-17:00 uur

 

GALERIE T is gevestigd in de huizen
De Egelantier, De Croone en De twee Visschen


Vismarkt 13-19 

Turfkaai 25-27 

4331 JV Middelburg

     

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Het recente werk (2016) van Bert van Santen draagt de titel

"Fleurs du Mal".

Op de materieschilderijen van olieverf laat van Santen zien wat hij als colorist in huis heeft. De bloemen en takken zijn haast reliëfs. De bloemen zitten veelal aan dorre takken. 

Bloemen komen in eerder werk van Bert van Santen al veelvuldig voor.

 

Hij heeft o.a. schilderijen gemaakt, waarin hij sneeuwklokjes verwerkte, een reeks tekeningen met de titel "Sing for a flower" en kunstenaarsboeken "rom your food flowers will grow", "Les fleurs",...

Bloemen worden vaak als metafoor gebruikt en hebben ook een filosofische betekenis.

Al in de antieke wereld als ook bij de oude Egyptenaren werd aan bloemen een diepere betekenis gegeven en bloemen spelen ook vandaag nog steeds in de kunst, muziek en poëzie een belangrijke rol. Sommige titels van de werken Van Bert van Santen refereren hieraan.

 
 

ORANGE WATER FESTIVAL / GREECE

Erotiek in de kunst

OPENING

20. februari

15.00 uur

 

 

  Met optreden van Bert van Mourik en band 

 

 

Schilderijen:

 

Bert van Santen en Bert van Mourik.

 

 

Het Stroomhuis

van Pallandtweg 1 

Neerijnen

 

 

t/m 13 maart 2016 geopend donderdag t/m zondag

van

 

12-16 uur

 
 
 
 
 
 
Erotiek in de kunst
 
  culturele avond  
 

 

zaterdag 19 maart

vanaf 19.00 uur

 

Opening verkoop tentoonstelling erotische 

tekeningen, schilderijen en sculpturen van

Bert van Santen en velen anderen.

 

De tentoonstelling zal tot en met 12 april 2016 op afspraak te bezichtigen zijn.

 

Uw bent van harte uitgenodigd!

 

 

Adres:

Van Santen 

Oliemolenwal 9 

4001 AV Tiel

 

 

 

 

Presentatie van het boek Eros met optreden van 

Bert van Mourik

 

 

Rondleiding door de tentoonstelling

met aansluitend

ateliergesprek met

Bert van Santen

 

 

Muziek: "September '94"

uit Rotterdam

 

 

Rob Reis tekent op verzoek

erotische bar-mails

 

 

 

Drankjes en hapjes

 

 

 

Entree

(incl. consumpties)

€ 12,-

 

 

 

Aanmelding voor 17 maart middels overmaking van € 12,- o.v.v.

Cultuur-Event Van Santen op rekeningnummer

 

NL88INGB0750051809 t.n.v. B.C. van Santen te Tiel. 

 

 

Kaartjes aan de deur € 15,-. 

Indien het maximum aantal gasten is bereikt, zal het bedrag terug worden gestort. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 Tentoonstelling 

Arty Tiel 

de hele maand november 2015

 

Tentoonstelling 'Out of Control' bij Van Santen.
Geopend zaterdag en zondag van
14 tot 20 uur.
 
- Fotografie van Marcel van Kempen
- Videoinstallatie en schilderijen van Vogelfuchs
- Co-productie Bert van Santen en Raphael Drent; overschilderde foto's
 
Entree gratis
 
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21 november om 20.00 uur en
22 november om 15.00 uur optredens van
'Die 75.000 Euro Boyband'
Entree 5,-
 
Oliemolenwal 9, 4001 AV Tiel
 

Orange Water Art Festival \ Greece

18.7.- 15.9.2015

Orange Water Art Festival op facebook
 

 

 

   

 

Armando Avond

5 september 2015 

 

19.00 uur
Opening tentoonstelling Armando-verzameling
(boeken, parafernalia en enkele litho’s)
19.30 uur
Lezing  “Armando, compromisloze kunstenaar, autonome observator”,  aansluitend gesprek met Bert van Santen en elkaar onder het genot van een drankje en een hapje.
 

Van Santen organiseert een tentoonstelling en een programma-avond rond om deze belangrijke Nederlandse kunstenaar. De kosten voor deelname aan de programma-avond bedragen € 7,50.

 

De tentoonstelling is van 5 september t/m 4 oktober op afspraak (Contact) te bezichtigen. Gratis Entree.

Voor de programma-avond graag voor 31 augustus opgeven (Contact).

 

 

   

 

 opening / museum voor moderne kunst 

30 mei 2015 - Oliemolenwal 9 / Tiel

 14 tot 22 uur

 

 met diverse muziekoptredens

 

 Aanmelding gewenst via contact

 

 Tolhuisstraat 24 / Tiel 

Tot juni 2015 te zien

 Lees ook het artikel in De Gelderlander

 

© 2015 by Bert Van Santen. 

Zuiddijk 209. 1501 CJ Zaandam

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