Galerie Christian Ouwens is located on the opposite side of the Museumpark in Rotterdam, around the corner from the Witte de Withstraat.
We only work directly with our artists and organize with them inspiring projects and exhibitions. Or in the case of Armando (1929 - 2018) and Eugène Brands (1913 - 2002) we work with the rights holders. This is how we can guarantee the authenticity and quality.
Christian Ouwens is chairman of the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) and board member of the Eugène Brands Foundation.
This is the work Flowing Black from 1991 by the wonderful CoBrA artist Eugène Brands. At this moment we are preparing an exhibition and accompanying publication.
On 1 July 2018, Armando died at the age of 88 in his sleep. We have lost a gifted artist, writer, actor, musician, but above all a nice person.
The photo on the right, Armando is working on his last drawings, was made in June during our multi-day visit to Potsdam.
The exhibition of Armando and Sjoerd Buisman is currently on display in the gallery. This duo exhibition has only been seen by Armando on photographs, but he was very content with it.
Thank you dearest Armando for the beautiful period that we have known you, for the book that we put together, the dinners and more ...
Christian Ouwens, Conny, Tenzin and Isa
The 300-page book of Christian Ouwens, Hans den Hartog Jager and Armando. This shows the versatility of this multitalent. The cover photo is by Anton Corbijn.
Order this book (ISBN 9789490291037).