Paitings by Georges de Groot: Explosion of Shapes, Depths and Colors
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Georges de Groot in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm.
In Georges de Groot’s paintings, a childlike spirit and a bold approach to color and texture are combined. Working in acrylics on canvas, he creates a world in which whimsical characters are placed in vivid abstract settings. Aiming for what he calls “a contrasting explosion of shapes, depths and colors,” de Groot employs his dynamic brushwork to strong effect, giving each color and figure an active, vital presence. Colors overlap in rough combinations that call collage or street art to mind, but there is always an inherent balance and harmony that reveal the artist’s finely tuned visual sense.
The powerful lines in his compositions give them an iconic depth that contrasts with what initially appears to be their lighthearted nature. “My inspirations come from my life experience,” he says, “things like childhood stories, the monsters and fairies that inhabited the books I read and the tough times of my life.” Those inspirations are reflected in the interaction of moods and tones in his works, resulting in a complex experience for the viewer. The artist lives and works in the Netherlands.
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 2 – Sept. 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Herluck Antoine Blémur | Patricia Brintle | Heesu Choi | Joan Criscione | Noelle Kristine | Georges de Groot | Iftah Geva | Nancy Landauer | Rina Lazar | Maciej Marecki | Claudia Mayer-Mallenau | Marco Mendoza | Vandana Nittoor | Alex Osborne | Philippe Thélin | Nobuko Saji | Sydnei SmithJordan | Marc Tremblay
About the Exhibition
Breaking with Realism
Breaking with Realism is a group exhibition that explores 18 artists’ respective insights on themes of spirituality, humanity, and the natural world. Through a variety of mediums, the exhibition considers how dynamic arrangements of color, texture, line, and composition can impact the visceral nature of the human experience.
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About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves.