Paitings by Georges de Groot: An Explosion of Shape, Depth and Color

NEW YORK, NY – The Agora Chelsea Gallery will feature Georges de Groot’s original work in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs until September 22, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8pm.

In Georges de Groot’s paintings, a child-like passion and a bold approach to color and texture are combined. Working in acrylic on canvas, he creates a world where strange characters are placed in vivid abstract settings. Aiming for what he calls “an explosion of shape, depth, and contrasting color,” de Groot uses his dynamic brush for powerful effects, giving every color and figure an active and vital presence. Colors overlap in a harsh combination that calls collage or street art to mind, but there’s always an inherent balance and harmony that expresses the artist’s finely tuned visual senses.

The strong lines in their compositions give them iconic depth that contrasts with what initially appears to be their light nature. “My inspiration comes from my life experiences,” he said, “things like childhood stories, monsters and fairies who inhabit the books I read and the hard times in my life.” These inspirations are reflected in the interaction of moods and tones in his works, resulting in a complex experience for viewers. This artist lives and works in the Netherlands.

Exhibition Dates: 2 Sep – 22 September 2017

Receptionist: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017, 18:00 – 20:00

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 18:00

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artist:

Herluck Antoine Blémur | Patricia Brintle | Heesu Choi | Joan Criscione | Noelle Kristine | Georges de Groot | Iftah Geva | Nancy Landauer | Rina Lazar | Maciej Marecki | Claudia Mayer-Mallenau | Marco Mendoza | Vandana Nittoor | Alex Osborne | Philippe Thélin | Nobuko Saji | Sydnei SmithJordan | Marc Tremblay

About the Exhibition

Breaking with Realism

Breaking with Realism is a group exhibition that explores the insights of each of the 18 artists on the themes of spirituality, humanity and the natural world. Through various media, the exhibition considers how the dynamic arrangement of colors, textures, lines and composition can impact the visceral nature of the human experience.

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