Duo Exhibition - Koen Lybaert and Richard Whadcock / Kasteel Hof D’Intere, Pastorijstraat 2, Wechelderzande [Lille] / Belgium
Exhibition Opening night: Friday 05 June 2015 - 18.00h - 21.00h
Exhibition: June. 06th - 21st, 2015 - Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1 - 6 pm.
The Esther Santoyo Gallery organised the duo-exhibition of Koen Lybaert (BEL) and Richard Whadcock (UK). Two artists with an impressive career so far and whose work is part of numerous private collections around the globe. We are incredibly proud to present their work to you at Hof D'Intere, a unique 17th century aristocratic manor.
The two artists were brought together by a shared love for the English landscape: the South Downs and the Lake District. Landscapes, whether natural, industrial, or imaginary, are also what has inspired the works displayed.
Richard Whadcock's contemporary landscapes are put in contrast with Koen Lybaert's more abstract interpretations and over-painted photographs. Through layers of color and light these works transport us, and invite us to think about the landscapes that inspire us as viewers, the places and spaces we recreate through layers of time and memory. The 15 paintings by Richard Whadcock and 70 works by Koen Lybaert bring out the extraordinary in the ordinary and the magical in the mundane. (openings-night introduction by Katelijne Lybaert)