SUMMER EXHIBITIONS 2022
Craeynest, Pieter Lerooij, & Will Clarke
GALLERY is pleased to present on the first of July, the art work of
three fantastic artists, Rita Craeynest, Pieter Lerooij, & Will
Clarke. The artists will exhibit together in this years Summer
Exhibitions 2022. Craeynest is a figurative bronze sculptor,
specializing in the depiction of children dynamically presented in
acts of play. Lerooij and Clarke are illustrators and printmakers.
Lerooij’s images frequently depict anthropomorphized figures in the
midst of charged interactions or captured by mundane bureaucracy.
Clarke’s architectural etchings and screenprints teeter between a
whimsical and authoritative documentarian style. The three artists
together create an energized depiction of human life, their
surroundings and the common drama’s and joys shared by all.
GALLERY exhibits the art work of contemporary artists directly from
the artists studio. Gallery owners, Matt Frock and Annelies Deltour
love to collaborate with artists and follow the evolution of work in
their studios. The gallery enthusiastically presents the artist's
work as it naturally unfolds in the art studio.
of the joy and energy one can experience while spending time with
children can be felt through Craeynest’s sculptures. She has
captured the sense of non-stop motion, innocence and inquisitiveness
children regularly inspire in adults. Her figures are frequently in
action, off-balance and alive. Sometimes her figures are in a state
of wonder, questioning or exploring their environment. Craeynest’s
understanding, experience and control of the medium is reflected in
the extraordinary anatomy displayed in the work. Each sculpture tells
a short story and invites the viewer to come and play!
you’re familiar with Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel, “Maus,”
than you already have an inkling of what Lerooij’s visual
storytelling can be like. Lerooij’s inventive use of
anthropomorphic figures to act out the drama of his narratives makes
for compelling theater. He is a master draftsman, printmaker and is
not only capable of capturing character emotions, but also the drama
of the space. Lerooij uses lighting situations in his compositions
that reference the old masters of painting and printmaking like,
Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Francisco Goya.
specializes in converting pen and ink drawings into prints. His
subject is primarily architecture, but his perspective on what is
generally considered to be a commercial art is unique and
captivating. His compositions include sweeping birds-eye views of
London, landscapes where the natural world collides with bold
architecture, and beautiful renderings of unique city buildings
throughout Europe. His illustrations celebrate the architectural
detail as well as the majestic chaos of city planning and the
landscapes they create.
Come visit FROCK GALLERY to see how these three artists can inspire us to explore our human world. The Summer Exhibitions 2022 will be on display from 1 July through 26 August. Meet the artists at the vernissage, 1 July 7pm and during the opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday 10am till 6pm. Feel free to visit during the galleries normal opening hours until 26 August.