AND THE GECKO WAS HERE TOO – A NICO VRIELINK EXHIBITION (simultaneously in three venues!)
Nico Vrielink is an esteemed painter born in 1958 in Reusel in the south part of the Netherlands. He was educated at an Academie of Art in Belgium to become a teacher. But teaching wasn’t his cup of tea and since 1984 he has been working as an artist. A year later, in 1985 Nico met his wife Jeane Seah in Singapore. It was love at first sight and since the day he started painting her, he has never stopped doing so. Nico has made more than 5,000 paintings of Jeane.
Nico has garnered a great deal of media attention over the past two decades. Countless newspapers, magazines, books and television documentaries have given him and his work extensive coverage worldwide. He has had over 500 exhibitions, his most recent one being at the Ganesha Gallery at the Four Seasons Jimbaran. He now lives in Bali with Jeanne and their two sons. Working in his gazebo in his Sanur garden, Nico has been inspired by the natural beauty of his natural surroundings. An entire collection of exotic creatures – including of course, the ubiquitous gecko lizard – have collected in this small open space that encompasses the “big” space of his work universe on this island.
Bali has a special place in Nico’s heart as it was here that the relationship with his muse and wife, Jeane, began. When they met 24 years ago in Singapore, Jeane took him to Bali and said “I’m an island person. Let’s see if you can live on an island as well” and twenty years later they came to live here. Obviously, island living agreed with him!
Nico is best known for his portraiture but he also explores the dialogue to be found in dance and combat, the power of a beast, and the expression of the female species as manifested in the body and face of his muse, Jeane Seah.
The three exhibitions will feature completely different paintings and run concurrently as well as simultaneously from the 30th January-27th March 2009 at the following venues:
Friday 30th January 2009
Quidzy Gallery and Showroom
(artist will be present and there will be a performance and buffet Jalan Kunti II, No. 20 )
Banjar Seminyak Kuta
(by Sunset Road east of petrol station)
Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Tel: +62 (0)361 73 86 31 or +62 (0)81 855 25 35
Friday 6th February 2009
Quidzy at Fashion Point
Jalan Raya Seminyak 63
Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
Tel: 738631 or 081 855 2535
Friday 13th February 2009
The Swiss-Belhotel Bay View
Jl. Kebo Iwa, Taman Mumbul
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: 847 8000
For further information, contact Rucina Ballinger
081 238 05623 or firstname.lastname@example.org