The gallery is located at Eendrachtsweg 20, across the Museumpark (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Chabot Museum, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Kunsthal, Sonneveld Huis and the to be built Public Art Depot). Opening hours are Thursday until Saturday from 11:00 until 18:00, or by appointment.
Christian Ouwens Gallery is connected to the ‘KunstKoop’ settlement. With the KunstKoop you are able to purchase an art or design object and pay in monthly terms by means of an (interest-free!) loan of the Mondriaan Foundation.
Christian Ouwens is chairman of the Dutch Gallery Association (NGA) and board member of the Eugène Brands Foundation.
A selection of Christian Ouwens’ private collection of Eugène Brands is published in 10 x verzameld (collected). Also, a corresponding exhibition with the works of the ten private collectors will be visible at CoBrA Museum in 2018.
Prof. dr Ruud Lapré interviewed ten private collectors of Eugène Brands for the book.
Especially for the publication photographer Hans de Bruijn visited the gallery and made a portret of Christian and his family with some of his most beloved works of Brands.
The gallery has a permanent collection of works by Eugène Brands, this is a result of collecting art for more than 20 years.
During the new year, from January 2018, a new exhibition with his works will be visible, combined with ethnography. The exhibition will be accompanied with a publication, written by Hans den Hartog Jager. The exhibition simultaneously takes place with the exhibition about Eugène Brands at the Cobra Museum.
Click here to see more works of Eugène Brands.
Currently we are preparing the book and exhibition of Dave Meijer. These will be presented at the gallery in 2018.
Last summer the gallery showed the exhibition ‘As above so below
’, with impressive paintings of the British artist James Aldridge
Above you see the painting ‘Hidden’, an art piece of 1.8 to 2.5 meters.
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New paintings of Armando arrived at the gallery.
Above you see ‘Seestück’, an oil painting of 1.5 x 2 meters.
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After high school Bernard Heesen studied architecture in Delft from 1977 until 1984. In 1984 he entered the world of glass blowing at De Oude Horn, a glass blowing factory which was established by his father Willem Heesen in 1977. After assisting his father for a while, Bernard Heesen made the desicion to continue working in glass art and his father Willem assigned the company to him. Nowadays, Heesen’s glassworks are leading in the world of glass art.
See more glass art of Bernard Heesen by clicking here.
Our neighbours Museum Boijmans van Beuningen show their beautiful own collection during the exhibition ‘The collection as a time machine’.
Besides works of Mark Rothko, Rob Scholte, Donald Judd and Paul Cézanne, our artist Klaas Gubbels has been given a beautiful leading place within the museum. On the blue painting by Klaas Gubbels from 1995 are his unmistakable table, coffee pot, coffee mug and sugar bowl visible, above you see a reference to Rotterdam saying VAN NELLE in red paint. Also, don’t forget to take a look at the Museumpark when visiting Boijmans, where the building of Het Collectiegebouw (The Depot) has started.