Unanimously, the jury decided that the GO Gallery is the best Street Art Gallery of the BeNeLux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg). GO Gallery is unique, inventive and an anchor for the generation of young artists for decades.
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 17:00,
the exhibition ‘The Impeccable Bunch’ will be opened by the famous Canadian artist Kevin Ledo (Montreal, 1978) in GO Gallery Amsterdam. Ledo is particularly famous worldwide for his impressive murals, like his nine-story-high Leonard Cohen in Montreal and his Facing the Future mural in Lebanon.
Yet Ledo still makes time to work with canvas, resulting in a large amount of work with a striking individuality. These works – in a color scheme that breathes a touch of retro – take the Canadian for his first Dutch exhibition in GO Gallery. The emphasis in Ledo’s work is on the lifelike human form, which is often interwoven with geometrically abstract light spheres, halos and vector lines. They reflect moments of intimacy, joy and wonder.
‘The Impeccable Bunch’
For the exhibition ‘The Impeccable Bunch’ Kevin Ledo – who is characterized by his engaging, down-to-earth mentality – also invited 14 artists from North America and Europe. They have painted walls together with Kevin Ledo or they are on his list of favorite artists.
It is Mr. June, Paola Delfin, Marina Capdevila, Jason Botkin, Jonathan Bergeron, Labrona, Jon Todd, Dourone, A Squid called Sebastian, Laurence Vallieres, Celeste Byers, Melanie Garcia, Serge KB and Ard Doko. The latter two were presented to Ledo by Oscar van der Voorn and Farud Cambatta from GO Gallery. “And there was an immediate artistic click,” says Ledo.
‘The Impeccable Bunch promises to be a wonderful exhibition with so many fantastic artists in this composition of Kevin Ledo. And the artworks are highly collectable, so very interesting for collectors of street art. “Said Oscar van der Voorn of GO Gallery.
Last summer Ledo was in Amsterdam at the NDSM warf in Amsterdam Noord on invitation of Peter Ernst Coolen, director of the largest street art museum in the world. The artist has made a painting for the collection of the museum. Like most paintings in this collection, this canvas is also larger than the Night Watch in the Rijksmuseum.
Ledo grew up in a mix of urban and ethnic cultures in Montreal, raised by Portuguese parents from the Azores Islands. While art and painting have always been part of his life, his artistic practice officially started in 2005. Firmly grounded in classical painting techniques and materials while plugged into contemporary perspectives, Ledo also brings his elegant, often stylized approach of realism to walls, both indoor and outdoor; using everything from oil and acrylic paint, to spray paint, and gold leaf.
He has participated in several mural festivals and public art initiatives in Canada and around the world, such as MURAL in Montreal, PangeaSeed Sea Walls in Toronto, FIAP in Cancún, AptART in Jordan and Lebanon, The Raw Project in Miami and Denver, and recently at Street Prints in Christchurch and Mount Maunganui, New Zealand; among others.
The exhibition “The Impeccable Bunch” will open on Saturday 12 May 2018.
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70 jaar na z’n overlijden, zijn de auteursrechten van Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944) in Nederland vervallen.
In Amerika zijn de werken pas na 95 jaar rechtenvrij. De grootste collectie Mondriaans ter wereld is in het bezit van Het Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag. De Duitse kunstenaar Emess heeft Mondriaan geportretteerd. Voor hem behoort de kunstenaar tot de vier grootste Nederlandse kunstenaars, naast Rembrandt, van Gogh en Escher.
Opening of this exhibition is on Saturday March 19, 5-8 pm. Fred’s Friends are: Sjem bakkus, Frederik Schnieders, Marije ter Weele, Bisser, Nol, Edo Rath, Joachim, Smok, Mark Goss, Mark mcClure, Yorima, Sho, Jasmin Djerzic, Deesaster, Boes jewelry, Zic, Fred Michiels, Ox Alien, Doodkonijn, Spits, Perishable Rush, Ymen Berhouma, en Jangojim.