Joachim van der Vlugt - contemporary Painting

Joachim
van der Vlugt
Luxembourg
born on: 
10 Aug, 1970
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education: 

2001 : Founding member of the artistic group "Sixthfloor", Koerich, Luxembourg
1988-1993 : Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Netherlands
1993 : Painter in Luxembourg

awards(s): 

October 2003 : Price of Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg, Autumn Fair, Price for Young Paintings

exhibition(s): 

January 2019 : Anette Mueller Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
November 2018: Luxembourg Art Week, ateliers Sixthfloor, limpertsberg, Luxembourg
November 2018: Salon d’automne of the Cercle Artistique of Luxembourg, Tramschapp, Luxembourg.
October 2018 : Gallery Cyril Guernieri, group show P/CAS by YIA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
June 2018: H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg
May 2018: Gallery Ronald Feldmann, New-York, USA, Art2Cure
April 2018: Gallery Cyril Guernieri, Paris, France
March 2018: Exposition House 17, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
January 2018: First Art fair, Gallery Sille, Amsterdam airport, Netherlands
December 2017: "Artlab Munich", Gallery Benjamin Eck, Munich, Germany
Novembre 2017: Salon d’automne of the Cercle artistique of Luxembourg, Tramschapp, Luxembourg
Novembre 2017: Luxembourg Art week, Sixthfloor, Limpertsberg, Luxembourg
Novembre 2017 : group show "End of year", Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
Novembre 2017 : "Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam", Amsterdam, Netherlands
Septembre 2017: Gallery Sille, preview, Oudewater, Utrecht, Pays-bas
Juin 2017: Art2cure, group show at the international Bank of Luxembourg, Galerie de l’indépendence
Juin 2017: Trustmoore, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mai 2017: All about identity, Carrérotondes, Luxembourg. Cercle artistique of Luxembourg
November 2016 : Luxembourg Artweek. Selection by the artistic circle of Luxembourg
November 2016 : group show "End of year", Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
June 2016 : Galerie de l’indépendance, International Bank of Luxembourg, group show "Art2cure" (profit for the benefice of research on Alzheimer 's disease)
November 2015 : group show "End of year", Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
October 2015 : Galerie Art Container 9, "Eternal return", Echternach, Luxembourg
September 2015 : Tuchfabrik, Trêves, Germany. Annual exhibition of Trierer Kunstverein.
June 2015 : Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzette, group show "Art2cure" (profit for the benefice of research on Alzheimer 's disease)
May 2015 : Galerie 21 Artstreet, Kehlen, Luxembourg
May 2015 : Galerie Art Container 9, Echternach, Luxembourg, inauguration show
April 2015 : Caves Bentz, Rémich, Luxembourg
November 2014 : group show "End of year", Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
November 2014 : Two days Artfair, Kirchberg, Luxembourg
September 2014 : Galerie Kjub, Luxembourg
September 2014 : Galerie Closedart, Anvers, Belgium
July 2014 : Tuchfabrik, "Auf den Hund gekommen", Trêves, Germany
July 2014 : Galerie beim Engel, Luxembourg
May 2014 : Galerie Espace Paragon, Luxembourg
March 2014 : Two days Artfair, Kirchberg, Luxembourg
January 2014 : Galerie Op der Cap, Capellen, Luxembourg
December 2013 : group show "End of year", Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
November 2013 : Galerie Kjub, "Recall", Luxembourg
May 2013 : Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
January 2013 : Cultural Center of Tétange, Luxembourg
November 2012 : Galerie A Spiren, Strassen, Luxembourg
July 2012 : Garage Muzzolini, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
June 2012 : Galerie Kjub, Luxembourg
June 2011 : "Odyssey 2011", Koerich, Luxembourg
November 2010 : Galerie van Reizungen, Eindhoven, Netherlands
November 2010 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
October 2010 : Casino 2000, Mondorf les Bains, Luxembourg
June 2010 : Galerie Clairefontaine, "Fernweh", Luxembourg
December 2009 : Villa Goethe, Luxembourg
December 2009 : Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
November 2009 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
November 2008 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
November 2008 : Galerie Clairefontaine, "Schlachtplan B", Luxembourg
June 2008 : Galerie Clairefontaine, "Portraits", Luxembourg
February 2008 : Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. Solo show with Galerie Hubertus, Melsheimer
January 2008 : Galerie Hubertus Melsheimer, Cologne, Germany
June 2007 : Sixthfloor workshops, Koerich, Luxembourg
January 2007 : Galerie A Spiren, Strassen, Luxembourg
December 2006 : Bischöfliches Dom und Diözesan Museum, Trêves, Germany
October 2006 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
March 2006 : Galerie Armand Gaasch, Dudelange, Luxembourg
October 2005 : Galerie BC/2, Bettembourg, Luxembourg
October 2004 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
June 2004 : Galerie Recto-verso, Rodange, Luxembourg
May 2004 : Sixthfloor workshops "Petits formats", Koerich, Luxembourg
February 2004 : Galerie BC/2, Bettembourg, Luxembourg
December 2003 : Galerie Espace Paragon, Luxembourg
October 2003 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
May 2003 : Cultural Center "Jacques Brel", Thionville, France
September 2002 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg
July 2002 : Art à Beaufort, Beaufort, Luxembourg
May 2002 : Art Metz, Metz, France
March 2002 : Galerie 2000, Luxembourg
February 2002 : Galerie beim Engel, Luxembourg
December 2001 : Galerie Espace Paragon, Luxembourg
May 2001 : Galerie a Spiren, Strassen, Luxembourg
March 2001 : Limes, Reichstags Präsidentenpalais, Berlin, Germany
February 2001 : Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, "Petits Formats", Galerie beim Engel, Luxembourg
January 2001 : Young Artists Biennale, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
May 2000 : Art Limes Competition, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg
October 1999 : Esch sur Alzette Theater, Luxembourg
September 1999 : Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Villa Vauban
May 1999 : Tuchfabrik, Trêves, Germany
April 1999 : Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Young Artists Fair, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
February 1999 : Young Artists Biennale, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
December 1998 : Galerie Armand Gaasch, Dudelange, Luxembourg
October 1998 : Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Autumn Fair, Luxembourg and Metz, France
October 1998 : Cercle artistique de Lunéville, Lunéville, France
May 1998 : Art Limes Competition, Wittlich, Germany
December 1997 : Galerie Armand Gaasch, Dudelange, Luxembourg
November 1997 : Contemporary Artfair, Pirmasens, Germany
October 1997 : Cercle artistique de Lunéville, Lunéville, France
September 1997 : Art a Beaufort, Beaufort, Luxembourg
August 1997 : Art Limes, Wittlich, Germany
March 1997 : Young Artists Biennale, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
October 1996 : Autumn Fair of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
September 1996 : Art a Beaufort, Beaufort, Luxembourg
August 1996 : Summer exhibitions, Longwy, France
January 1996 : Galerie Armand Gaasch, Dudelange, Luxembourg
September 1995 : Art a Beaufort, Beaufort, Luxembourg
May 1995 : Aktion "Kunst und Handel", Trêves, Germany
Joachim
van der Vlugt
opened up his studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.
about: 

Dutch painter Joachim van der Vlugt lives in Luxembourg. He is the epitome of a contemporary artist and yet gets all his inspiration from the classic Dutch masters. He takes the two traditional registers of landscape and portrait and mixes them around.

Joachim van der Vlugt trained at the academy of fine arts in Maastricht. After briefly dabbling with stylisme he turned his hand to painting and has never looked back. He is passionate about the great masters of Flemish painting.  Consequently has no qualms about their influence on him. Armed with a paint palette purposely short on colour and somewhat sombre, black and white, brown, beige and blue, Joachim van der Vlugt superposes the layers of paint which enables him to bring the nuances and intensity of light to the fore, and also allowing images and vaporous shapes to slowly appear. He doesn't stop there. He composes his paintings, all the while adding the layers, by accentuating certain parts but also by integrating geometric shapes or virtually transparent smears which bring together his compositions forming what he calls "an orchestrated chaos."

There is a somewhat esoteric and spiritual dimension to this cultivated painting with its myriad references. The artist amuses himself by subliminally including images into the underlying layers of his paintings. These therefore become works to be continually discovered, in front of which the spectator finds himself constantly changing his impression.

For twenty odd years Joachim van der Vlugt has been exhibiting largely in Europe, in different galleries in Luxembourg, Holland and Germany, as well as in various contemporary art fairs.

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