Antoon Loomans
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WG Kunst Christmas Sale Amsterdam

WG Kunst - Amsterdam: December 8-17, 2023, I joined WG Kerst Sale, along with 110+ fellow artists with 6 of my color gnu's. Onsite and in the online shop ....  3 out of 6 color gnu's have been sold, others are still available, here!


Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord

November 18-19, 2023, I joined OAN (Open Ateliers Noord, Amsterdam) along with 110 fellow artists. My AardLab at Zamenhofstraat 110-I was a come and go of new and old acquaintances . Who enjoyed and discussed my recent work of mudpaints (circles & new bugs, old bulls), and some of my cardboard collages. Young and old were pleased to pick up the brushes and start painting themselves with walnut-ink, coffee (deep freeze and fresh) and beetroot juice. More info at https://openateliersnoord.nl/


Residency in Henneviken, Ed-Sweden

August 20 till September 22, we were in residence again in Henneviken (Ed) Sweden. At the border of lake Grann, in the midst of forest, wildlife, trees, and total silence: new inspiration for making new work on the spot! Walking, painting, making rockart, landart, road kill bugs... We also opened our Galleri Henneviken again, showing new and recent mud paints (slamfärg, Falu Rödfarg färg): abstracts combined with acrylic paints, natural pigments on the one hand, circles, forests and mud paint bulls on the other. Some of the rock art panels I made back in 2021, were shown there too.


Välkommen till vårt lilla Galleri i Henneviken 220 66891 Håbols Näs (between Ed and Bengtsfors at the border of Grannsjön). 22 augusti – 22 september 2023 presenterar vår holländska residenskonsnär Antoon Loomans sina konstverk som gjordes på plats. Antoon Loomans är en entomologisk forskare med stort intresse för natur och arkeologi. De talrika förhistoriska hällristningarna och skogarna i Bohuslän och Dalsland inspirerar honom till att göra samtida konstverk. Han jobbar med de typiskt svenska färgerna Falu-röd och Falu-svart på trä och papper. Öppettider: mån – sön, om vi är hemma. Eller så kan du höra av dig via. Google Maps: Henneviken 220 66891 Ed - Håbols Näs (mellan Ed och Bengtsfors vid Grannsjön).

Workshop Egg-tempera

Last weekend, August 6, I joined a workshop Egg-tempera, at the Vrije Academie in Amsterdam. Egg-tempera is one of the oldest techniques for making paint. By mixing (tempera = to mix) natural  colored mineral pigments with water and water soluble binder, mostly egg yolk. What you get is a fast-drying painting medium which is very long-lasting. To slow down drying and making the medium a bit more flexible we added a few drops of linseed. Its tradition as a painting medium goes back from prehistory until the 15th century, before the oil-based paints took over. Most famous example of tempera on canvas, likely is The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, made in c. 1486. But in modern art the use of tempera revived, Giorgio de Chirico, Edvard Munch, etc. are a few examples. 


March 26, 2023 - open studio

March 26 my Studio at Zamenhofstraat 110-i was open again for the public, along with 26 fellow artists. It was a busy, cheerful day, with interesting talks, people sharing their views on my art. Always a pleasure to be with people watching art! Great to have so many people visiting and seeing my art. Recent work of mud paint bulls, abstracts and, some of my cardboard collages, i.c., the Golgotha trilogy.

For more event details see Kunst op de Klapstoel, and on close reading

14 days in Henneviken, Sweden, revisit

February 2023, back in Henneviken (ed) Sweden again. At the border of the frozen lake, inn the midst of snow-capped rocks and trees, and total silence, we walked and worked. The silence inspired us to new ideas, new shapes and forms. Some new impressions.

wg kunst, december 2022, Amsterdam

This year I joined WG Kunst 2022 with 4 mudpaints for a special Christmas Sale (Kerst Sale), from Friday December 9, 12:00 till Sunday December 18 at 17:00. 111 artists exposed 111 artworks, and all artworks were for sale for € 111 each. It was a pleasure to join! Some have been sold, others not... 


november 13, 2022, Amsterdam

The Open Studio at Zamenhofstraat 110-I Amsterdam on November 13 was a great event. Most of all because of the many people that came around, watched the artwork and enjoyed this day. I thank all that came to see my Rockart, for their conversations, meeting my artwork, slow looking at my artwork  and suggestions for two take away coffee paintings. I enjoyed it. See  kunstopdeklapstoel.nl for an impression ('titel' and 'zelf doen').

Postcard 2_LoveCouple_antoonloomans_portrait
Postcard 2_LoveCouple_antoonloomans_portrait
Postcard 3_BlueCaveBison_antoonloomans
Postcard 3_BlueCaveBison_antoonloomans
02. Forest mudpaint 2_antoon loomans_3842(1)
02. Forest mudpaint 2_antoon loomans_3842(1)
Postcard 1_TwoBigMen_antoonloomans
Postcard 1_TwoBigMen_antoonloomans

September, 2022, Skälmershult (sweden)

30 days Residence in Skälmershult, Sweden: portraits, whiskers, forests in Swedish mud paint. September 2022, I spent almost 4 weeks in residence in Skälmershult, Blekinge län, Sweden, painting and taking care of cats, dogs, horses and poultry. After our stay in Henneviken (Ed) in summer 2021, this was a second opportunity to work with the colors of the landscapes of Sweden. It showed I had not finished yet: taking up some unfinished works and thoughts and go with the flow. Some examples are shown here! If you can't wait to see more, check my Instagram account!

 

Mud paint Forests in White (50x70 cm)
Details of granulating rivulets of mudpaints (Falu red & Falu svart), when still wet
Sideburn series in mud paint (Falu red on Falu svart (30x42 cm)
Portraits in mud paint (Falu red and svart) (30x 42 cm)
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