Colourful Art on Paper

“Colourful Art on Paper” is a solo exhibition by Philo Ouweleen. From May 13th to June 4th, 2023, Galerie de Stoker in Amsterdam will be transformed into a magical world full of stories and imagination. Join Philo for the festive opening on Saturday, May 13th, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and immerse yourself in the beautiful creations of this talented artist and Japanologist.

Colourful art on paper is a solo exhibition by Philo Ouweleen. From 13 May to 4 June 2023 at Galerie de Stoker in Amsterdam.
Flyer design by Laurence Rivest

Colourful Art on Paper

Discover the versatility of paper art and the stories behind Philo Ouweleen’s intimate and narrative work in this retrospective exhibition (2018-2023). A varied selection from Ouweleen’s oeuvre will be on display, from large paintings to small drawings depicting Japanese stories and memories. In addition, she presents new imaginative and playful collages and work that has not been exhibited before. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday afternoon, May 13th, with an art lottery, Japanese music, and more.

In her work, Ouweleen experiments with various drawing and painting techniques on paper, such as gouache, watercolor, Japanese markers, and colored pencils. Japan is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for her. In addition to Japan-related art, other previously unseen works are also on display, such as the Intimacy series. This series of small watercolor paintings depict feelings of intimacy and affection through physical touch and body language. Additionally, many colorful collages are on display, in which young women play a central role. The collages are an associative and playful way of working for Ouweleen, in which she gratefully uses her own materials such as drawings, sketches, and photos. The framing of the collages also consists of objet trouvé’s and is the result of years of searching through thrift stores and second-hand shops.

Meet & Greet and Workshops

Philo Ouweleen is present every Saturday afternoon (2pm-5pm) to give explanation about her work
to visitors. In addition, creative workshops are offered at this exhibition in a space adjacent to the
gallery. Five artists will introduce you to the versatility of art on paper, with techniques and
materials from the exhibition.

Sunday May 14th: Painting leaves with gouache by Farah Widmer
Sunday May 21st: Linocut by Edith Brouwer
Sunday May 28th: Abstract collage and watercolour by Nynke van Zwol
Sunday June 4th: Paper marbling by Kim Ouweleen and Justyna Klęczar

Language: English
Cost: 4 euros per workshop
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