Frock Gallery is looking forward to hosting what is certain to be a powerful exhibition by three European master artists. Liliane Demeester is a Belgian ceramicist specializing in colorful organic forms that appear to change before your eyes. Austrian artist, Brigitte Kratochwill abstracts the landscape into layer upon layer of gorgeous paint. German artist, Katja Gramann is an abstract expressionist and collage experimentalist whose paintings are colorful and mysterious in regard to the method of their creation.
Liliane’s ceramic forms are voluptuous,
graceful and full of sensuality. The brilliant color and matte finish of her sculptures have the luminous depth of a flower pedal. The puzzling shapes of her work naturally pose questions for the viewer regarding construction. Liliane says, "The
clay sends me where it wants to go. I want to make a form and in
doing so I have to take into account the laws of nature and those of
the clay. It's as simple as that. My ceramics arise from a feeling.
The form arises while building and is not studied or drawn out
Brigitte makes beautiful, minimalist compositions with breath-taking, sweeping strokes across the canvas. Brigitte's work has a strong, spiritual side to it. She values communication with her audience greatly. Her paintings are the conduit through which she's laid bare. The vulnerability she experiences while exhibiting is fodder for future works. In this way her audience informs the creative process. After years of such exchanges, it's the communing with her audience that is most essential. Brigitte says, "The older and more experienced an artist I become, the more the search for the essential comes to the fore of life as well as art."
is an inventive picture maker. Her work is diverse, utilizing a
variety of techniques ranging from expressionist-style painting to
mixed-media and collage. Her images have a raw, freshness that
reference Eastern aesthetics. Her curious approach to the
creative process generates a varied yet cohesive body of work. Each
image is loaded with energy, color, beautiful line work and
mark-making. It’s clear, Katja enjoys the act of painting and
experimenting with color. Her finished works are captured pieces of the process, transformed into presentations, to showcase her discoveries.
November till 30 December 2022, these three artists will exhibit
together at Frock Gallery. At 6pm, Friday 4 November, the artists
will be present to answer your questions about their fabulous
artworks. Join us in a toast as we celebrate their fine achievements
with a glass of bubbles and wine. Come see the show and visit us
during our regular open hours until Friday 30 December.
Rijselstraat 26, 8900 Ypres
FRIDAY – 4 November 6 – 10PM
5 November – 30 December 2022
GENERAL OPENING HOURS
Wednesday – Sunday 1 - 6PM
(or by appointment)