vanaf de straat #16 - de natris gallery - august 2021

Galerie de Natris was closed to the public from April 20 to September 6, 2020 and started a new exhibition experiment: one work of art in the gallery space every two weeks, to be seen 'from the street'. The artists Henriƫtta van der Laak and Bart Drost took turns each of 5 presentations. The gallery will also be closed to the public for months in 2021. The formula 'from the street' is continued in a slightly modified form: an artist is given the opportunity to make a presentation in the gallery space not every two, but every four weeks.

" With his images, artist Bart Drost indicates what is happening around him. Thus he communicates d'ar where words are insufficient. During guest lectures in 2011 to art students in Xiamen, he realized that this is not a ubiquitous thing. The Chinese express themselves differently from the Dutch. Also in the arts. Bart Drost was amazed at the great ease with which young Chinese artists copy old Dutch masters with verve. When he asked them to depict their inner life, however, the canvas remained blank. Expressing themselves in their own personal visual language turned out to be unknown to many of them. Based on this fact, the artist made the extensive installation 'About Chinese Art Education' in Xiamen in 2011. In 2015 he translated the installation into six plaster heads on a trolley for De Vishal in Haarlem."

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands