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Abstract Paintings

'It's in the manner of seeing, that moves your understanding'

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Figurative Paintings

'Open-minded reflections of perfect imperfections'


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Current / Recent Exhibitions


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CV:

My art represented in permanence by:
-Morren Galleries - Amsterdam - the Netherlands
-Kunsthuys - Best - the Netherlands
-Metropolitan - Hamburg - Germany
-Gregs Gallery - Timmendorferstrand - Germany
-ARTCLUB Gallery - Paris - France
-Brend & Woods Gallery - Antwerp - Belgium
-Schortgen Galleries - Luxemburg


solo show May 11-June 4 - Galerie Schortgen Luxemburg-city solo show June 5-June 30 - Galerie Schortgen Esch-sur Alzette - Luxemburg.

2015

• Group Exhibition Atelier Gerri Grijsen | Winterswijk - The Netherlands

• Group Exhibition Galerie 713 | Knokke - Belgium .

• Love Art Fair - Toronto - Canada | represented by MZ Urban Art (New York - USA)

• Solo Exhibition Galerie De Kei | Nuenen - The Netherlands.

• Group exhibition Galleries Creutzberg | Van Dun | Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.

• Affordable Art Fair (AAF) New York City | MZ Urban Art | New York - USA.

• Group Show Chelsea 27, MZ Urban Art | New York - USA.

2014

• Cover for dutch Singer-Songwriter Anouk's 9th album 'Paradise And Back Again', on commission.

• Solo exhibition Metropolitan Gallery238 | Amsterdam - NETHERLANDS.

• Gallery Haamstede - KUNSTSCHOUW | Burgh Haamstede - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo exhibition '2of a kind' @ Pop Up Gallery | Lommel - BELGIUM.

• Duo Exhibition Gallery In de Oude School | Stroe - NETHERLANDS.

2013

• Solo exhibition @ Pop Up Gallery | Lommel - BELGIUM.

• Group show, Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA

• Solo exhibition, Van Bellen Art | Willemstad - NETHERLANDS

• Solo & Group Exhibition, Galerie Radeski | Liège - BELGIUM

2012

• Solo Exhibition - Galerie De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Solo Exhibition - ARTISHOX Art Gallery | Hasselt - BELGIUM

• Solo at Galerie Manjefiek | Maastricht - NETHERLANDS

2011

• Solo exhibition at Van Bellen Art | Willemstad - NETHERLANDS.

• ART FAIR BLOOOM/ART21 | Cologne - GERMANY.

• Solo at Galerie Tatiana Tournemine | Paris - FRANCE.

• 'Seize' Group Show at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

• Solo Exhibition - ARTISHOX Art Gallery | Hasselt - BELGIUM.

• 'Nowhere@150' at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

2010

• Art fair Lineart | Gent - BELGIUM.

• ART FAIR BLOOOM/ART21 | Cologne - GERMANY.

• Solo at Galerie De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Group at Galerie Tatiana Tournemine | Paris - FRANCE.

• Art fair ArtQuerfeld | Basel - SWITZERLAND.

• Solo Exhibition - ARTISHOX Art Gallery | Hasselt - BELGIUM.

2009

• Duo at Gallery Jules & Jeremy | Utrecht - NETHERLANDS.

• ART Laren 2009 | Laren - NETHERLANDS.

• Group at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

• Solo at Gallery ART–ist | Geel - BELGIUM.

• Duo at Suite Gallery | Loenen a/d Vecht - NETHERLANDS.

• Art fair Primavera 2009 | Rotterdam - NETHERLANDS.

2008

• Solo at Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery | New York City - USA.

• Solo at Gallery De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Art fair Lineart 2008 | Gent - BELGIUM.

• AAF Amsterdam | Amsterdam - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo at Gallery Delfi Form | Zwolle - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo at Amstel Gallery | Dronten - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo – Gallery Tracé | Maastricht - NETHERLANDS.

• ARTI FAIR with Gallery De Kei | The Hague - NETHERLANDS.

• Art fair PRIMAVERA 2008 | Rotterdam - NETHERLANDS.

2007

• Group at Models in Art | Delft - NETHERLANDS.

• Salon Libr'Art 2007 | Libramont - BELGIUM.

• Duo at Gallery De Kei | Nuenen - NETHERLANDS.

• Duo – Gallery Tracé | Maastricht - NETHERLANDS.

2006

• Duo at Gallery De Oude barrier | Hasselt - BELGIUM.

• Group at Galerie El Greco | Lommel - BELGIUM.

2005

• Group at Gallery Haamstede | Burg-Haamstede - NETHERLANDS.

• Solo at Castle Rhederoord | De Steeg/Arnhem - NETHERLANDS.

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Videos


Brend & Woods from EtienneLacroix on Vimeo.


BLOG | 'RECENT'


REAL ART DOES NOT NEED EXPLANATION

Nonsense in the artworld


March 13, 2016

Ever since I started my career as an artist, I've been annoyed by 'art' that needs a lot of explanation, in order to be more attractive to the spectators, or better to potential buyers.

In my opinion an artwork needs to speak for itself! That's why it is called ART.
Art goes beyond languages and borders. It can unify people worldwide, and it can be an ice-breaker in difficult conversations or situations. At the same time it can define culture and cultural differences. Art can be beautiful, and even bring you to tears of joy, but it can also be horrifying and touch the deepest depth of your soul. It can make you wonder, irritate, incite, prickle, touch your emotions positivily or negatively It can be provocative or take you to another world. Through the ages, art has been used for propaganda, religion, communication, protest and nowadays also for publicity and as an investment. Imagine a world without art??? To me that is impossible. Sometimes you feel the need to explain to yourself, or others, why (an) artwork touches you. That is great, because you would love to share it with everyone. There is nothing wrong with enthusiasm and every artist needs encouragement and compliments!!!
I feel the need to write this, because everytime I visit an exhibition in a gallery or a museum, or watch a television programm about art, I am annoyed when an art-critic starts to twaddle about why, what, when, how and tell you what you should see, think, feel about it. Please let the spectators decide for themselves, if they are attracted to the artwork or not, and what it does to their feelings. Let them fill in the blancs by themselves... OR not! Of course, when you like the work of an artist, and your hear more about the meaning, reason why it was created, it can even become more attractive to you. But art that does not speak to you, touch you in any way at all, will not be more attractive after a long statement or explanation or thoughts, which say more about the speaker, than the artist or artwork.
I have to add to this that, in my opinion, it is absolutely necessary to keep in mind, in what period of history the art has been made. Because that part is very important. And I also think that art should be unique... not a copy of someone elses style!! However, when an art critic has to make an artwork more attractive, by explaining a lot, with many superlatives and poetic words, about why an artwork is so important, I think this says more about him/herself, than about the art. Sometimes a contemporary artist is hyped, because there are some investors behind it (follow the money)... and NOT because it is so damn interesting. Fortunately, because of the internet and social media, all artists have a much larger stage then ever before, and we can keep on discovering art that really attracks us. ☺


AUCTION PAINTING FOR A FRIEND

Feb. 21, 2016

I am going to auction this painting: 'New Beginnings' and the full amount will be donated to the fundraising for the cancer-treatment of our friend Fernando from Antwerp (more info check www.steunfernando.be ) The painting is 90x130 cm and painted on canvas on aluminium stretchers of 4 cm thickness. The sides are also painted. Salesprice: € 3000 The bidding started at € 450,00 Biddings by private email or through my FB-page. You can follow the biddings here or on my FB-page! The auction will last until Sunday March 6. Mail me if you wish more detailed pictures.

Biddings:
AUCTION CLOSED: Many thanks to Barbara, Helena, Ron, John, Ronny, Curry, Marcel, Bagi and Saskia for the bids!!
06 mrt. Final bid: Saskia: € 2.002,-
06 mrt. Barbara: € 1.650,-
01 mrt. Saskia: € 1.600,-
28 feb. Barbara: € 1.425,-
28 feb. Curry: ca.€ 1.363,- ($1.500)
28 feb. John: € 1.300,-
28 feb. Ron: € 1.200,-
28 feb. Marcel: € 1.100,-
28 feb. Barbara: € 900,-
25 feb. Ronny: € 800,-
24 feb. Helena: € 750,-
21 feb. Ronny: € 700,-
21 feb. Helena: € 650,-
21 feb. Bagi: € 600,-
21 feb. Ronny: € 550,-
21 feb. Helena: € 500,-


My art at EXCELLENT Fair, Ahoy Rotterdam.

December 12 - 2014

From Friday December 12, until Monday December 15 my art is represented by Galerie De Kei on the ART SQUARE of Excellent Fair, Rotterdam.

A large number of high quality galleries represents their art on this luxurious lifestyle fair of more than 20.000m2 in Ahoy Rotterdam. For more info check HERE


ARTCLUB GALLERY IN PARIS

September 24, 2015

Are you visiting Paris this Autumn? Then take a look at ARTCLUB Gallery at 172, Rue de Rivoli, opposite the Louvre!

A selection of new paintings from the 'Perfect Imperfections' series are on view and for sale in this extravagant gallery. In September of this year I started to work with them in permanence. So my work will always be in stock.

More info: artclub.fr


MOVING MY STUDIO TO ANTWERP!

June 24, 2015

I've moved house to Antwerp, so did my studio! From now on my studio is located in WONDERBURO, at Frankrijklei 73 in Antwerp - Belgium.

I've got a large space, much light and it feels good. Next I'll be working on several assignments as well as new paintings for the group show at Atelier Gerri Grijsen (Winterswijk - Netherlands) and new paintings for a wonderful gallery in Paris - France. Because I'm way too busy, only visits on appointment.


MY ART AT GALERIE 713, KNOKKE - BELGIUM

June 15 - 2015

From now on a selection of my figurative series 'Perfect Imperfections' is on view and for sale at Galerie 713, Zeedijk 713, Knokke - Belgium. For more info and opening hours, check

www.galerie713.be


NEW CATALOGUE!

April 26 - 2015

Finally my new catalogue is out! 76 pages filled with my latest paintings from the abstract and figurative series, as well as close-ups and some images of me at work. I am very proud of the result.

It is available through the galleries I work with (see CONTACT on this website) or directly through me and can be purchased for € 39,95 + shipment costs.


TORONTO - MZ Urban Art is bringing my art to CANADA!

April 12 - 2015

From April 16 until 19 MZ Urban Art (New York - USA) will present my art in Toronto - Canada on the Love Art Fair.

Over the years I've received a lot of reactions from art-lovers living in Canada, so if you live in the neighborhood, take your chance to visit the fair!

Love Art Fair Toronto


4-page article in EXCELLENT lifestyle magazine

April 6 - 2015

Only available in the Netherlands.


HIGHEST BIDDERS LINDA.FOUNDATION - PORTRET READY!

April 5 - 2015

Today the highest bidders of the auction for LINDA.foundation came to collect the portret I made for them.

They were delighted with the result, so I am satisfied!

LINDA Foundation


NEW YORK CITY - my art at the AAF

March 26 - 2015

MZ Urban Art (a division of Monkdogz) the gallery that represents my art in New York City, has taken by art to the Affordable Art Fair which takes place from March 25-29.

On the opening night yesterday, already 3 works were sold, so that's just great! On the image here, taken by the New York organization 'Collectrium', gallery owner Marina Irwin Hadley with 'Complicated'. The AAF runs until Sunday, so if you are in New York, take your chance!

Affordable Art Fair NYC

MZ Urban Art - Chelsea 27


OPENING Solo exhibition at Galerie De Kei.

March 16 - 2015

I was really overwhelmed by the big crowd showing up at the opening of my solo show at Galerie De Kei, in Nuenen, The Netherlands.

I've been working very hard to create new paintings for this show, and it was worth all the energy! Thanks everyone for your great reactions, the purchases and support! And thank you Winny Muller (owner of Galerie De Kei) for the great cooperation, since 9 years already!!!

Galerie De Kei


My art in Germany.

February 23 - 2015

I am very proud to announce that from now on my art is represented by Metropolitan Gallery & Gregs Gallery in Hamburg HafenCity and Timmendorfer Strand - Germany.

Metropolitan Gallery & Greg's Gallery in Hamburg HafenCity recently opened its doors, with a grand opening show of the breathtaking art of Lita Cabellut. The galleries are situated next to eachother in the heart of Hamburgs thriving HafenCity. Although it might feel like entering a museum, of course entrance is free and you are warmly welcomed by Greg and his wonderful team. No pressure to buy, feel free to enter and enjoy the awesome collection of art! In the gallery in Timmerdorfer Strand (situated at the East Sea or Baltic Sea) you can find a diversity of great art as well, and the philosophy is the same as in Hamburg.

Metropolitan Gallery - Am Sandtorpark 2 - 20457 Hamburg - Germany. Greg's Gallery - Bergstrasse 79 - 23669 Timmendorfer Strand - Germany.


New series.

January 17 - 2015

I am working very hard on a new series of paintings.

I can't show any new results right now, because I am saving them for the upcoming solo exhibition at Galerie De Kei in Nuenen, The Netherlands which will take place from March 8 until April 13. However, a few very detailed close-ups won't do any harm. Furthermore I am very busy with several paintings on commission. So no time to lose! :)


New Year, New Beginnings.

January 1 - 2015

A very healthy, good, successful and filled-with-lots-of-laughter 2015!!!! I am very pleased to announce that both auctions for a good cause were successful! The Art-print which was auctioned for 3FM Serious Request raised €775,00, which really is much more than I could have imagined! The portret on commission for Linda.Foundation made €1700. Not as much as the usual price, but nevertheless a lot of money. I am really happy to have been able to help other people this way. Thanks to the people who made the biddings and thank-you-so-much to the people who made the highest bids.


Raising money for a good cause.

December 19 - 2014

2014 has been a great year to me. That's why I want to give something back to the world. I offered an Art Print for auction to 3FM. They raise money for girls and women who have been sexually abused all over the world. You can still bid on it for 2 more days!

And you can bid on a portret of you (your loved one or an idol) made by me on LINDA.Foundation, which support poor children in The Netherlands.


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Esther Barend

- Studio address: 'Wonderburo' - Frankrijklei 73 (3rd floor - 313) - 2000 - Antwerp - Belgium.

(appointment only/alleen op afspraak)

- Postal address: Artsen Zonder Grenzenstraat 4 - box 111 - 2018 - Antwerp - Belgium.

- Tel: +32 491 59 89 74 - E-mail: mail@estherbarend.eu


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My art can be seen and bought at the art galleries below. Please send a message for all questions below.

GERMANY

METROPOLITAN GALLERY HAMBURG - Am Sandtorpark 2 - Hamburg HafenCity - Germany - Tel: +49 40 300 87 410 - Gregor Bröcker - Melina Nasse Mayer.

GREGS GALLERY - Bergstrasse 79 - Timmendorfer Strand - Tel: +49 4503 8887893 - Gregor Bröcker / Maria Kosog.

NETHERLANDS

MORREN GALLERIES - Stadhouderskade 42 - 1072ZD - Amsterdam - Netherlands - Tel: +31 6 549 161 31 - Eric Morren.

KUNSTHUYS BEST (voorheen Galerie De Kei) - Sonseweg 39 - 5681BH - Best - Netherlands - Tel: +31 40 28 41583 - +31 6 13 07 68 01 - Winny Muller.

BELGIUM

BREND & WOODS Art Gallery - Artsen Zonder Grenzenstraat 4 - Antwerp - Belgium.

FRANCE

ARTCLUB GALLERY PARIS - 172, Rue de Rivoli 75001 - Tel: +33 1 47 03 42 20 - Olivier Dyan.

LUXEMBURG

GALERIE SCHORTGEN - 24 Rue Beaumont - 1219 - Luxemburg - Tel: +35 2 26 20 15 10 - Lydia Moens.

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