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Harry van Gestel Gallery


Art Gallery and studio Amsterdam

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Harry van Gestel Gallery


Art Gallery and studio Amsterdam

Since 1998

The Harry van Gestel Gallery

Art Gallery & Studio in the city centre of Amsterdam

 

Harry van Gestel is beyond any -isme
— Mr. Max Hemelraad, Art historian and Business Development Director Sotheby's
A mind altering experience
— Mr. Dutta, Art collector Washington USA
This experience will truly live with me forever!”
— Ms. Pat, Art Collector USA

 

In the news

 
 

A small art gallery in the centre of Amsterdam is a heaven for big painting seekers

"In the city centre of Amsterdam, behind the palace on Dam Square, in a small alley you can find the gallery of Dutch Artist Harry van Gestel...
It is a place where collectors, architects and interior designers from around the globe travel to to get their hands on one of the latest giant paintings of the Dutch Master. They are colourful, energetic, and will definitely brighten you up....
On lucky days visitors can see the artist working on a new painting, since the artist’s studio is right in the gallery space. The Harry van Gestel studio/gallery remains one of the cities best kept secrets."

read the full article here

 

Harry van Gestel Gallery
Torensteeg 3
Amsterdam

 

The Harry van Gestel Gallery is located directly behind Dam Square in the city centre. In the gallery the artist has a studio area where he creates his works. On good days our visitors may find Harry working in his gallery. Our opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, usually from 12:00 till 18:00h. Private and night viewings by appointment. Contact us for more information.


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Harry van Gestel Documentary


 

"Gods of creation"

By Adays and Vault17

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Harry van Gestel Documentary


 

"Gods of creation"

By Adays and Vault17

Harry van Gestel

Short documentary

Harry van Gestel - Gods of Creation is a short documentary about Dutch artist and writer Harry van Gestel. It gives a peak into the mind of the creative master, his life's story, his artworks and his philosophy. This video was made by Adays (formerly Cuculus Collective) and Vault17.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all our friends around the globe for their love and support, and for sharing their photo and video material with us.

 

other VIDEOS

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About


Harry van Gestel

1953, Reusel, NL

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About


Harry van Gestel

1953, Reusel, NL

Harry van Gestel

1953, Reusel - The Netherlands

 
Harry van Gestel artist
 

Harry van Gestel was born in Reusel, a small village in the south of the Netherlands in 1953. 
Van Gestel is best known for his large and colourful abstract expressionistic paintings. Throughout his career Harry has built an extensive body of works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, flower art, performances, poetry, tapestries and books. Through his international lifestyle and many international exhibitions he has left a trail of his art that reaches from Nagasaki Japan to Los Angeles USA. Art critics and collectors have described his work as: “A feast for the eye”, and “A mind altering experience”. The works of Harry van Gestel are featured in galleries, hotels, hospitals, law firms, museums (Nagasaki Museum of Culture), in the collection of private collectors, small businesses, multinationals, and even diplomatic collections.

Since 1998 Harry owns his own gallery and studio in the city centre of Amsterdam; The Harry van Gestel gallery.

Harry does not have a watch, no computer, and no agenda. Harry lives completely in the moment. This state of mind, the lessons learned through his international life, the cultures he has integrated in and the battles he has fought all come together in his artworks and his writings where Harry’s identity and soul are represented on the canvas and in the words.

The blue lines indicate the trail of Harry's career. The pink dots show the places Harry's work has been collected.

The blue lines indicate the trail of Harry's career. The pink dots show the places Harry's work has been collected.

 
 
 

Mr. Max Hemelraad, Art historian and former Business Development Director Sotheby’s Amsterdam on Harry van Gestel:

“The aims and principles of the Harry van Gestel Gallery can be summarised in one word “sharing”. Much used in daily life, by many, the true meaning of the word is more than simply the equal division of individual pieces. More than anything else, true sharing is a spiritual energy. The artist Harry van Gestel has made the sharing of his energy and life experiences the primary objective of his life. He shares his energy and life experiences with all who enter his ambiance and view his colourful work. The visitor enters a world of dazzling colours and shapes, sometimes suggesting a vibrant intimacy, sometimes expressing a supersonic speed, deep silence of meditation next to a decorative single stroke of pigment conveying the message. Thus, the painter seeks to share his inner world with the beholder.

The fact that hardly any work has a title leaves ample room for the beholder’s fantasy to discover what the content of the message is to him or her personally; in no way the artist wants to limit his guest’s exploring mind. The work of art is the means of communication between artist and public, they share the experience of the inner impact and communicate without words.

The multitude and diversity of the messages that Harry van Gestel has created all over the planet, over decades, demonstrates how multi-facetted a man he is. His works cannot be labeled as any particular kind of art, the works are big and small, bright and colourful and in soft paste, bursting with explosions of color and intricate in their design and also quite minimal in the sense that one brush stroke can be enough. It is the variety of it all, that makes the visit to the Harry van Gestel gallery an explorer’s trip, a feast for the eye and scrutiny of one’s own inner world. His oeuvre is vast and significant, his life’s ambition is to share with all those who are willing to accept.

No concept of the art historical analysis “catches” his spirit, which in my opinion is a very fortunate fact. Are we to speak of Expressionism, Impressionism, Minimalism or any other –ism? The ultimate freedom of the artist allows him to express all that lives inside of him and to share all moods and emotions. Harry van Gestel is beyond any – ism and the beholder is equally free to experience whatever the inner answer to the tickling of the retina may be.

Only time will reveal the place accorded to Harry van Gestel in history”

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Art


Over 3 decades of masterpieces

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Over 3 decades of masterpieces

The Harry van Gestel Gallery

a.k.a.

"That gallery with the large colourful paintings in the small alley just off Dam square in Amsterdam"


A small selection of works

To receive an updated offer on the available artworks please contact us.

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Contact


The Harry van Gestel Gallery Amsterdam

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The Harry van Gestel Gallery Amsterdam

Contact The Harry van Gestel Gallery

 

General inquiries

Info@harryvangestel.com

Press

press@harryvangestel.com

 

Social

Instagram. @harryvangestel
Twitter. @harryvgestel
Facebook. /harryvangestelgallery


Non-profit activities

The Harry van Gestel Gallery supports charities all over the globe through its independent foundation Mercurius Communicatie door kunst.

Het Babyhuis

Het baby huis gives a safe and loving home to babies whose mothers currently cannot offer this to their child, and have no choice but to hand over the care of their baby. By doing so Het Babyhuis enables these mother to restore balance in their lives before returning to care for her baby.

 

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Nepal Earthquake victims

Together with Vault17 and John Jesani we support the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. We have shared a selection of artworks of which 100% of the funds raised will go towards those in need in Nepal.