What is going to happen

If you were saving up to buy this painting, you can stop. 'Sharks' has a new owner. The good news: now you can spend your money on videogames, beer, or perhaps take your partner out on a date. Or just buy another painting.

Christmas is coming early this year here at the studio. An order of 90 drawings has been made by Carré d'Artistes for their Utrecht and Amsterdam galleries to meet the demands of the holiday season.

When these are done, it just might be the right moment to start working on 'Another 100 Crappy Drawings'...

What is happening

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Expositions:

2004: Reinart Gallery, Oss

 

2005: Hang Gallery, Amsterdam

2005: Awol Gallery, Toronto Canada

 

2006: Guts & Glory Gallery, Amsterdam

2006: Lamber Gallery, Valkenswaard

 

2007: Sous Terre Gallery , Lithooijen

2007: het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2007: Lamber Gallery , Valkenswaard

 

2008: Carré ‘d Artistes, Aix-en-Provence, France

 

2009: Living Art Gallery  , ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2009: Carré ‘d Artistes, Paris France

 

2010: Living Art Gallery, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2010: Carré ‘d Artistes, Paris, France

 

2011: Ahuja museum for Arts - Calcutta, India

2011: Puurkunst Gallery, Eindhoven

 

2012:De Kunstwinkel, 's-Hertogenbosch

2012: Living Art Gallery, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

 

2013: het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2013: KickArts Gallery, Cairns Australia

 

Jan-Hein Arens (born on September 23, 1974 in Vught, the Netherlands) is a painter, sculptor and illustrator. He studied graphic design and illustration at the Grafische School Eindhoven from 1992 until 1996.

 

 After his education Arens felt himself unsatisfied on a creative level from his work as a graphic designer, and so he started to paint and draw in his spare time. After a short period he discovered that art suited him much better than working as a designer so he turned things around; he started working as an artist, and as a part time graphic designer.

 

The art of Arens concentrates on basic human needs and emotions. By adding different, strange elements, often painted in a realistic way, or placing them out of context the spectator is forced to make up his/her own reason or meaning for the work.

Humour and alienation are essential elements in Arens’ work. Small scribbles of text written directly on the canvas with pen and ink complete the image or just ad confusion.

 

Biography / Curriculum vitae

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These drawings are made with acrylics, ink, lots of coffee, loud music and drawing chalk on paper.

 

Most of them go to Carré d'Artistes, some of them go to KickArts gallery and sometimes they just stay with me.

 

 

100 crappy drawings is a book with a selection of 100 drawings. Throughout the years these drawings have found their way to galleries in France, Australia and the Netherlands.

 

From the introduction:

'I discovered that drawing is an art form that suits me more than fine. It’s nothing fancy, just a piece of paper, a bit of paint, some blue and white drawing chalk and pen and ink. But opposed to painting it is very fast, and I like to work fast. I even have a hair dryer in my studio to dry paint so I can move on (lots of coffee and loud music also help).

 

So, enough with the artistic romance, let’s get on to the drawings. In this book you will find a selection of 100 drawings, which were sold in different galleries over the years. I redid them, because the originals were in colour. If a single drawing is framed, colour is great, but once they are made into a book it will look more like a candy store than an art book. And yes, I did take the opportunity to correct and improve some.'

 

 

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100 Crappy Drawings

Contact

If you are interested in buying one of Arens' works, you can contact us, or you could go to these fabulous places:

 

Sous Terre Gallery

Carré d'Artsistes Amsterdam

Carré d'Artsistes Utrecht

KickArts Gallery Australia

KaJa Kunst en Lijsten

Sille kunst

 

Online:

Carré d'Artsistes Online

Saatchi Online

 

 

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