I am very happy to announce this new collaboration.
Only 5 days before Art Miami started (on Nov 30), I heard that animations / NFT's of my art would be exhibited at the booth of Oliver Cole Gallery (Miami) in collaboration with La Découverte Art (the creators of the animations).
Some of my art pieces, animated by La Decouverte Art on digital canvases by Black Dove Art, at ART MIAMI as from today!
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A while ago I received a request to collaborate with La Decouverte Art to turn one of my art pieces, namely RAVISHING into a digital animation to be auctioned as an NFT.
It is definitely not going to happen: my art as one of the main attractions in a new immersive digital art center in the Wynwood district in Miami, to be opened in Dec. 2021.
Recently I was asked to provide art work for a wonderful new Makeup Brand by the, Miami-based, famous celebrity hairstylist and make up artist Millie Morales - bbellabymillie on Instagram and Facebook.
As previously reported, due to Covid-19, the opening of this special museum in the Wynwood District in Miami was postponed from December 2020 to December 2021.
I hope you are all doing fine and in good health. It's been an extremely busy past half year for me.
This very special assignment for the world famous Supercar Blondie (http://www.supercarblondie.com) was a huge challenge.
This package is now on its way to SUPERCAR BLONDIE in Dubai. I’ve been working for several weeks on a special painting for her, partly my style, fused with a more realistic style. If you are as curious for the painting as she is (she hasn’t seen a picture yet), keep on following my and her posts!!
The special project for Miami I am working on, will be postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19.
The ArtClub galleries in Paris and Lyon have opened their doors again, with the proper safety measurements, so you can go visit them if you might be in the neighborhood. They always have work of me on stock.
To my big surprise all of my work has been sold out at FAN Galleries in New Orleans during the past months.
Just a 'short' update from me, in these strange and uncertain times. I hope you are in good health and doing fine under the circumstances.
Today I had an inspiring coffee date with Ghita from Be Bold Interiors, with locations in Amsterdam and The Costa Blanca, Spain.
Being able to do this, paint, create... and that there actually are people who like what I create and even buy it! This makes me feel so grateful and humble at the same time!
Thank you ArtClub Gallery-team for the great opening, thank you awesome customers who have purchased paintings, and thank you everyone who attended the opening and/or has shown interest, sent me messages, encouragements, etc...
You are very welcome to the opening of my solo show at ARTCLUB Gallery in Paris.
Unfortunately, after more than 20 years of existence, Kunsthuys (formerly Galerie De Kei) is closing its doors.
During this whole year I've been working on new paintings for my upcoming solo show at Artclub Gallery in Paris, which will open on October 12. I am not ready yet. All the time there are new ideas popping up in my head which I want to produce.
A painting from my abstract series, carefully packed and ready for take off to a client in Mexico. Nowadays shipping is so easy and very well done, that my paintings rapidly find there way, all around the world.
From now on you can also find my art at VIBRANTE | ARTE at the Costa Blanca in Spain. The gallery is situated in Altea (Valencia region), renown for its lovely ancient white old town on top of the mountain.
Since I like to have enough space around me (where I work, where I live, where I cook, but also in relationships with others), I create my paintings in a way that they can become one with the environment, and don't need a frame.
March 24 - April 19, Solo show Esther Barend at Kunsthuys in Best - Netherlands
The digital world has already changed business in many ways. Established retailers close their doors, hardly nobody goes to a travel agency anymore, music shops became an endangered-business, banks are closing doors everywhere but continue online, while feeling the heat of the rapidly growing digital currency community, and everyone is ordering things online from all over the world.
Yes you are right! It’s time to get back to writing in my blog every now and then. Besides painting (a lot!), I’ve been very busy in the past 2 years with settling in my new homeland Spain,........
After receiving many requests for fine art prints, I decided to kick off with a limited edition print of 'Stout-hearted'.
In April 2014 I already posted a Q&A, and since I keep on receiving requests for interviews of art students, I decided to repost it, with some additional replies,
‘Flaring Desire’ and 3 other brand new portraits recently have arrived in the USA. So if you are in the neigborhood of these galleries, go check them out!
I still have a sore throat from all the talking 😅 There were so many people at the opening of my solo Sunday at Kunsthuys in Best the Netherlands.
Exhibition on Sunday 15 April from 13.00 - 17.00 hours at Kunsthuys in Best, The Netherlands. The exhibition shows new portraits and large abstracts. In the meantime I have been working very successfully since more than 12 years with Kunsthuys (before Galerie De Kei in Nuenen).
From now on my art can be found at F.A.N. Galleries with locations in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Carmel-by-the-Sea (California) in the USA. You can find more information about these galleries -here-.
Currently I am working on new paintings for my solo exhibition at Kunsthuys in Best - The Netherlands. I will be attending the opening of the show on April 15. Save the Date!
Since the beginning of May, several brand new paintings from the VIVA LA VIDA-series, can be found at GALERIES BARTOUX on New Bond Street in the very heart of London.
My solo exhibition at ARTCLUB Gallery in Paris was a blast.
Morren Galleries opened its first gallery in Utrecht 23 years ago.
Also this year, my solo show at Artclub Gallery in Paris, once again was very successful. My gratitude goes out to Olivier Dyan, Eric Bouzemane and Muriel Uzan for everything.
Since the end of January I've been creating paintings in a new series of portraits called 'Look Beyond the Layers'. Currently I am in the final stage of finishing the last paintings for the big solo show at ARTclub Gallery in Paris.
It's kind of insane... having 5 exhibitions at the same time. But that is what happened last weekend.
It has been a while since I shared some news here.
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.
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.
Are you visiting Paris this Autumn? Then take a look at ARTCLUB Gallery at 172, Rue de Rivoli, opposite the Louvre!
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.