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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 (and his art) is beyond any – ism"

- Max, NL

"The experience that I had at Harry's gallery will truly live with me forever!"

- Pat, USA

"Our trip to the gallery was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam once again and I already look forward to coming back. "

- Josh, UK

"The amazing paintings of Harry deserve their own museum"

- Fan, China

 

Harry van Gestel, 2012

Photo by Gert Jan den Besten

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 primar 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 GAIA 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 al 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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Contact


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Sales are made exclusively through a direct personal and discrete service. For our collectors overseas we make the artworks available through multiple services such as Skype viewings and private online presentations to overcome the barriers the internet presents. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any inquiries.

For inquiries

Mr. Thomas van de Meer

Info@harryvangestel.com

+31645622607

Management by Vault17

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Location


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Location


Visit our gallery in Amsterdam

Torensteeg 3

1012TH Amsterdam

The Netherlands

(Private viewings by appointment)

 
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Art


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Art


For more artworks by Harry van Gestel, please have a look at www.Vault17.com

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