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Arty Grimm

Arty Grimm (Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1950)

Het oog en de geest houden niet van chaos. Schoonheid ontstaat pas als alle stukjes in elkaar lijken te passen en er toch een mysterie overblijft.

 

» CV & Biography
Black and Orange
Black and White
Japan
(Never) Out of the Past
Intuition
Japan
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Japan-II
Himeji
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Japan composition
Japan abstraction
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Sendai
Colour abstraction
Osaka
SOLD
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SOLD
Abstract composition
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Composition YBW
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Depth and surface
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Black balance composition
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Black composition
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Composition Black & White
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Illumination jaune
Colour fragments
Summer composition
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Japan gold
Composition
Book Arty Grimm 2015-2018
Arty Grimm: Leven en Werk 2011
arty grimm 2002
Arty Grimm werk 2003-2004
Arty Grimm. Schilderijen uit de periode 1985 tot 1991
Arty Grimm 1988
Arty Grimm 1988
Arty Grimm 1987

Curriculum Vitae Arty Grimm (Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1950)

Academy of Arts, Djokjakarta, Indonesia Characteristic for Arty Grimm is the abstract and repeated use of black and white with occasional flashes of color. Dynamic movement, color and light dominate. The use of "brou de noix", in combination with combination with unprepared canvas generate warmth and softness.

Selected exhibitions

2019

San Francisco, Dallas, Caldwell Gallery, USA, solo exhibition
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, LA, USA
ML Gallery, Easter Exhibition, group exhibition, Brigitte Garnier, Damme, BE

2018
ML Gallery at Garnier, Damme, Winter Exhibition, solo exhibition
Wolterinck, Laren, the Netherlands, group exhibition
ML Gallery at Garnier, Damme, Book Launch Exhibition (30 September), solo exhibition
San Francisco, Dallas, Caldwell Gallery, USA, solo exhibition

2017
ML Gallery, Oostkerke, group exhibition
ML Gallery at Garnier, Damme, group exhibition
Singer Museum, Laren, the Netherlands, group exhibition



2016
ML Gallery, Destelbergen, group exhibition
ML Gallery, Oostkerke, group exhibition

2015
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, solo exposition
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, group exposition
ML Gallery, Winter exposition, Damme;
ML Gallery, Destelbergen, group exposition
ML Galley, A. Goemaerelei, Antwerp, solo exposition

2014
ML Gallery, Leopoldstraat, Antwerp, group exhibition

2013
ML Gallery, Antwerp, group exhibition

2012
ML Gallery, Garnier, Damme/Knokke, group exhibition



2011
ML Gallery, Knokke-Le Zoute, group exhibition

2010
ML Gallery, Knokke-Le Zoute, group exhibition

2009
ML Gallery, Antwerp, solo exhibition






2008
ML Gallery, Antwerp, group exhibition

2007
Galerie Wild, Frankfurt



2006
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibiza



2003
Galerie Etienne en Van Loon, NL

2002
Museum Danubia, Bratislava
Palau Can Gomis, Barcelona
Col. Arquitectos, Santiago de Compostella



2001
Museum Danubia, Bratislava

Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam

Galerie Wild, Frankfurt

Galerie Pieters, Sint-M.artens-Latem


2000
Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam
Galerie Rayuela, Madrid
Museum van der Togt, Amstelveen



1999
KunstRai Amsterdam Delaive
Fundación de arte Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Museum de Pon, Leusden
Koln-Art Cologna - Delaive



1997
KunstRai Amsterdam - Delaive
Koln-Art Cologna - Delaive



1996
KunstRai Amsterdam - Delaive
Art Cologna - Delaive



1995
KunstRai Amsterdam - Delaive
Art Cologna - Delaive



1994
Museum van der Togt, Amstelveen
Art Cologna-Amsterdam, Galerie Delaive

1993
Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam



1992
Museum Singer, Laren

1990
Gallery White Art Centre – Sint-Martens-Latem, solo exhibition

In her introspective, richly inventive work, Dutch painter Arty Grimm captures moments of convergence between beauty, order, and chaos. Her images hover at the border of abstraction, allowing us to make out a vase of flowers or the possible outline of a fruit, or tip over into abstraction entirely, with bold, organic shapes carving out compositions reminiscent of mid-century abstract expressionists like Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, and Franz Kline. Her brushwork, with visible textures, gaps that show the painting’s underlayers, and soft washes of dark color, lends an airy quality, a sense of openness, to her work.

 “Beauty arises only if all the pieces seem to fit together, and still remain a mystery,” Grimm has said. Painting for her functions like “a sieve” though which the chaos of life can fall, ultimately allowing “other spaces and values [to] arise.” In painting, problems of life can reorganize, and solutions can be found, even if momentarily, and in a

different, visual form. Destructive power can be transformed to creative power.

Grimm’s paintings never seek neat, perfect order, but a larger, messier, riskier, more intriguing kind of beauty. “Life is a craft that you have to learn, but also an art,” she has said. “You must dare to create room for chance and intuition.”


Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibiza, Spain
Jan van der Togt Museum, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
ABN-AMRO Bank, the Netherlands
Van Lantschot Bankiers, the Netherlands and international private collections.

Literature


- Morton, Tom & Muriel Barbery, Arty Grimm, Brussels, SAPPI Europe S.A., 2018
 

- Nooteboom, C. & M. Barbery, Arty Grimm: Leven en Werk 2011, Amsterdam, MU, 2011

- Meulensteen, G. & V. Polakovic, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, 2010

- Guwy, F., Arty Grimm: Werk 2003-2004, Amsterdam, MU, 2004

- Guwy, F., C. Nooteboom, L. Reed, A. Achmatova, Arty Grimm, Amsterdam, Sobre Papel, 2002