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En nu?

Na een lange hete zomer en een bestraling in de herfst, is het tijd om verder te gaan.

Om te beginnen maar met een nieuwsbrief en een blog.

Na de expositie in mei ben ik weinig bezig geweest om nieuwe werk te maken.

Veel van de collectie is inmiddels verkocht waarvan een deel is gedoneerd aan de Daniël den Hoed stichting.

Ondanks de warmte en de beperkingen door kanker, heb ik de laatste 3 jaar een aardige collectie weten op te bouwen.

Ik hoop binnenkort mijn collectie foto’s en schilderijen uit te breiden. Langzaam maar zeker, maar voorlopig zit ik nog met mijn beperkingen en revalidatie proces. Mijn hoofd zit vol met energie en motivatie voor geest en lichaam.

Ik weet dat het langzaam gaat maar ik wil meer aangezien ik terminaal ben en ieder werk mijn laatste kan zijn.

Bedankt voor het lezen, support, motiveren en het commentaar & beoordelen.

Bedankt,

Dennis 👍🏽🙏🏼


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Kunsthuizen Leiden


 Scheveningen Sunset

Scheveningen Sunset

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Nieuwe Expositie bij Kunsthuizen Leiden

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Nieuwe Expositie bij Kunsthuizen Leiden

Kunsthuizen heeft mij de mogelijkheid geboden om, na 2016, een nieuwe expositie te houden.

Ik ben ze daar zeer dankbaar hiervoor.

Een mooi moment om mijn nieuwe werk te laten zien.

Zo heb ik de laatste 2 jaar geprobeerd buiten mn ‘comfort zone’ te treden.

Niet met fotografie, de foto’s maak ik spontaan.

Dus ben ik aan gang gegaan met papier, karton, verf , ecoline, canvas en hout.

Het resultaat was het gebruik van stukjes hout op canvas en karton.

Het is wetenschappelijk bewezen dat kunst een positieve bijdrage levert aan je gezondheid en geest.

Dus kom en geniet van de expositie terwijl je geest en gezondheid een prikkel krijgen.

 

Dennis

23 t/m 27 mei 2018 Kunsthuizen Leiden 

https://www.kunsthuizen.nl/contact/leiden

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Mist 2

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Mist 2

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Mist , voor het verkeer en toeristen op mooie uitkijk plekken verschrikkelijk. Maar voor mij tijd om met mijn camera op pad te gaan.

Niet naar een bos en weide maar dicht in de buurt , de plekken die ‘te normaal’ zijn om een foto van te maken. Of per ongeluk door een "selfie". 

Ik heb er een paar geselecteerd .  Ik vind ze origineel genoeg om ze in de blog te zetten.


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Mist

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Mist

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Mist 

Year: 2017

Photoprint under glass

Size: 30x45 cm

Outside measurement: 34x49 cm

Frame: Alderwood Brown

Paper: Fuji Crystal Archive Glossy

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Vier dagen mist. Leuk om foto’s te maken, maar na twee dagen begint het toch wel troebel te worden in je hoofd. Je zicht wordt beperkt maar ook je fantasie wordt geprikkeld  wat zou er achter de mist zitten ? Voer voor creativiteit. 

Maar plots is het weer helder en ben je weer terug in de realiteit  

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Storm

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Storm

 Storm  Year: 2017  Photoprint under glass  Size: 30x45 cm  Outside measurement: 34x49 cm  Frame: Alderwood Brown  Paper: Fuji Crystal Archive Glossy  Acrylic Glass 2 mm Glossy  Price per framed image: € 379  Please contact us for frame variety.

Storm

Year: 2017

Photoprint under glass

Size: 30x45 cm

Outside measurement: 34x49 cm

Frame: Alderwood Brown

Paper: Fuji Crystal Archive Glossy

Acrylic Glass 2 mm Glossy

Price per framed image: € 379

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Storm

Met windkracht 12 in mijn gezicht,
probeer ik te blijven staan.
Niet wegkruipen en schuilen,
maar met orkaankracht terugvechten.
Waar niet willen gemuteerd is in moeten.

En als de schuilplaatsen,
oude gevoelens en zwaktes,
aan kloppen,
Ga ik nu het gevecht aan,

Niet om te winnen van de storm,
maar om de richting te veranderen

Van pal tegen de wind tot de wind in.

Tot de wind mee.

Arjen Grootscholten

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ZWART

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ZWART

Zo het is weer tijd voor een praatje.Na de perikelen rondom Sinterklaas , die voor de zoveelste keer de media en het hele land bezighield.

Ik kan er wel van genieten, vooral van die mensen die geen besef van cultuur hebben maar dit wel roepen. 

Het is gewoon te zielig voor woorden. Het is waarschijnlijk een hulp middel bij de opvoeding van hun kinderen. Dreigen met zwarte Piet (al is de roe al lang verbannen). tja een blauwe Piet  daar kan niemand mee bedreigen. Smurfen look a likes.  Trouwens het is een kinderfeest daar horen vrolijke  kleuren bij, en geen zwart.  Je hangt toch geen zwarte ballonnen en slingers op bij een kinderfeestje. 

Zwart is wel mooie uitdaging voor een kunstenaar om mee te werken. Heerlijk zelfs voor mij. Zwart in zwart waar je uren naar kijken.

Ik denk aan de minimalisten  en Rothko ,zwart op zwart Prachtig.

Dit heeft mij geïnspireerd om het ook eens te proberen, lastig en moeilijker dan verwacht. Of ze speciaal zijn? Ik weet het niet, maar ik ben er tevreden mee.

Ik zou zeggen kijk ernaar en oordeel zelf,  u kunt altijd uw bevingen met mij delen door een bericht achter te laten.

Dennis

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A new life challenge and refreshing art.

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A new life challenge and refreshing art.

After another year of struggling with cancer and the meaning of life I am back again to love and enjoy my wife and a make a fresh start with my art.

I try to show you the colours of life. By using the colours of the day and the colours of the sky . 

If you look at it, give it a place in your brain and create your own positive space.

If the colours make you feel blue i added a black chapter 😄. They are the bridge to the b&w pictures of Scheveningen Beach and The Hague.

I hope you like the new art, feel free to ask me any question.

Have a nice day

Dennis Nienaber

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Black and White Catalogue

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Black and White Catalogue

This is the first catalogue of my work that we arepublishing. Black and White is my last series of photography.

All images are from 2016 and were on display at Zaal3 in the Hague and Kunsthuizen Leiden.

These are all a limited edition with a maximum of 10. Other sizes than mentioned can be ordered. We will supply you with a price quote. Please mail to dennis@dennisnienaber.nl

This is where you can download the catalogue;

https://we.tl/nOKBW8ZST2

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Reflections

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Reflections

It is time to reflect on 2016.

But let me first wish you a great 2017!

2016 has been an emotionial year, with big ups and terrible downs. But what's the meaning of live without them?

Let me focus on the good stuff.

2016 was the year that dreams came true! Things that came totally unexpected . Let me pick out a few moments. First surprise was a pop up exhibition of my overal work in Zaal3 ( old electricity factory) with friends and family, a gift of my wife with the help of our friends.  It was for me the first time to see my work combined ( paintings and photographs). And for the first time i saw that i do have a own style. It gave me inspiration and confidence.  

Because of this style we (Marc ten Bruggen Cate, Mariko Naber and myself) were able to create a beautiful and inspirational web site. This lead to an invitation for another exhibition at Kunsthuizen Leiden. My all time dream came true. Being judged by art lovers and the crowd.  Thanks to Eva Arends of Kunsthuizen for the initiative. 

We decided to donate the turnover to Daniel den Hoed Cancer Foundation.

Due to the promo movie ( regional tv) about the exhibition, which let to a lot attention and visitors, and to old friends which i did't expect ever to see anymore in my life. This was very emotional and gave me new loads of new energy.

2016 gave me new inspiration and the creative power for new plans. Soon i will publish a new Collection of paintings and photo's as kick off for 2017. I was proud to donate a few thousand euros and I hope to make that a tradition.

I hope you will like my new site, and  be so kind to leave your comments!

All the best for 2017.

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Positive!

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Positive!

Finally! 

The radiation therapy has ended! Time to pick up my life again. Recovery will be the first step. A long lasting and frustrating process. But the future results are the main driver for the recovery process;

- enjoying life with my wife, creating art, walking, cooking, reading, watching, eating, feeling and sex.

I would like to fill my life with art, open my mind and be creative. I have 3 new projects in my head. So be aware!! I will not only write blogs anymore...

But for now : recovery and rehab! Aim one: get my motorics back. So i am mobile again and being able to do the daily household stuff. If i am mobile again my motorics will be better and I can make photographs and paint if possible . 

But for now: relax and take it easy!

I leave it short this time in the hope of coming back strong!!!!

Dennis

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      Life after work…     It is the week after my exhibition at Kunsthuis Leiden and it is time to reflect.  It was one of the best things I have experienced in my life. This is all I wanted from my teenage years onwards.   When I was sixteen I decided not to go to the Art Academy. I was in love with Art but I did not want to live like an artist.  Only for the happy few this was a good living but for the remaining group it is a life struggle. I decided to keep it as hobby next to sport, study and later work.   It always kept me going in difficult times. I could express myself in the arts. In the beginning completely open minded later on influenced by other artists and art history classes, and much later tv and musea.   My goal was to create work that touched other people ‘for emotional tear’.   Now after all these years my dreams and goals came together. An official exhibition made available by  kunsthuizen.nl  .  I am very grateful for making this possible. The strange thing is that I did not do anything myself other than creating the art. Everything was arranged, I only had to show up. Strange because you want some involvement. Like I said, I would like to add something to this world. At work I always questioned what the fuck i was doing…weird it was that the more I had doubts, the more money i earned.   That was ok in the beginning but later on I decided to focus on a more social and enjoyable life where work is not the main driver but just support.  This happend also during the exhibition, a lot of people visited and bought a lot a my work. I am very proud of that, and the profit will  go to cancer research (a good initiative by kunsthuizen .nl). My work gives a contribution to humanity, makes people happy makes me happy. Life after work is good.

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Life after work…

 

It is the week after my exhibition at Kunsthuis Leiden and it is time to reflect.

It was one of the best things I have experienced in my life. This is all I wanted from my teenage years onwards. 

When I was sixteen I decided not to go to the Art Academy. I was in love with Art but I did not want to live like an artist.  Only for the happy few this was a good living but for the remaining group it is a life struggle. I decided to keep it as hobby next to sport, study and later work. 

It always kept me going in difficult times. I could express myself in the arts. In the beginning completely open minded later on influenced by other artists and art history classes, and much later tv and musea. 

My goal was to create work that touched other people ‘for emotional tear’. 

Now after all these years my dreams and goals came together. An official exhibition made available by kunsthuizen.nl .  I am very grateful for making this possible. The strange thing is that I did not do anything myself other than creating the art. Everything was arranged, I only had to show up. Strange because you want some involvement. Like I said, I would like to add something to this world. At work I always questioned what the fuck i was doing…weird it was that the more I had doubts, the more money i earned. 

That was ok in the beginning but later on I decided to focus on a more social and enjoyable life where work is not the main driver but just support.

This happend also during the exhibition, a lot of people visited and bought a lot a my work. I am very proud of that, and the profit will  go to cancer research (a good initiative by kunsthuizen .nl). My work gives a contribution to humanity, makes people happy makes me happy. Life after work is good.

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Exhibition!

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Exhibition!

Yes!! My biggest wish in life comes true! 

I will have my own exhibition in a professional gallery.

I am so proud that finally my art is acknowledged by outsiders. I have had exhibitions before, but they were only visited by my incrowd ( friends and family). 

The incrowd liked it, but you never know if they really appreciate it. At least that doubt is always in my head.

Now I will judged by the outside world, how exciting is that? 

I create stuff I like in the hope that others do to, only this invitation is already fulfilling my dreams. Lets see what comes next.

It is about appreciation and not about money. Of course it will be very nice to sell al my work but earning money is for later. Together with the gallery "Kunsthuis Leiden "  the turnover will be donated to the Daniel den Hoed Foundation, a clinic that is specialised in brain tumors. 

I have been treated there over the last few years so now I can give something back!

And for the ones who want to have a great feeling and already feel guilty that they have not climbed any mountains of do other unhealthy stuff to contribute to cancer-research in general, just buy a painting or picture and you compensate for your utter laziness. 

You will help the hospital ,me, the gallery and yourself.

I realise that This all could only happen with the help and support of Marc ten Brugge Cate who created a beautiful website and prepared my pictures for publishing. Next to Marc I would like to thank my wife Marie José for making this all happen, the trust,the space, the love and giving me the opportunity to be myself.

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