NEWS

Exclusive David Bowie World Fan Convention 2024 merchandise now available to order here !


Book launch at Omeros Books on Sunday, June 16 at 4 p.m.

Available now (in Dutch only)


How wonderful to see my portrait of the phenomenal singer Lynn Davis on VINYL. Out now!


How awesome is this 😃! Singer, musician and backing vocalist for the Rolling Stones (since 1989), Bernard Fowler poses with my portrait of him and sent me this amazing photo. 

On this note, I especially want to thank photographer Dana Frank who is a long time friend of Bernard and made the contact for me! 

Merchandise

Take a look at my partially still under construction special WEBSHOPS!  Much is already available, but feel free to ask for more information, place pre-orders, make suggestions or ask your questions.



DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION 2024

Finally I can announce it and much more to follow!

Suddenly you are involved in the merchandise of an amazing Bowie event. How proud can I be...⚡️

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

For several years, I have been working with well-known musicians and, as a result, interesting collaborations have emerged. The inspiration for these video homages come from the romantic idea known as "Gesamtkunstwerk" or "Universal work of art." In this particular case, photography, video, portraits and music are used. Created out of complete and abundant admiration for these musicians, these homages are intended for non-commercial and informational purposes with educational content to inspire people around the world. Visit my YouTube page and subscribe for the latest updates!

Latest project, a collaboration with James Brown's drummer Erik Hargrove who put custom made music under my video!

My Wall of fame

Famous mostly American musicians posing with my work in their studio. The photos include Carlos Alomar (Bowie's musical director and guitarist, among others) and his wife, singer Robin Clark (Bowie, Simple Minds, etc.), Sting, Carmine Rojas (David Bowie's bassist on the Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983 and the Glass Spider Tour in 1987), Alan Childs (David Bowie's drummer on the Glass Spider Tour in 1987), Simon Westbrook (singer on A Bowie Celebration, etc.), Bruce Wallace (lighting director at Sesame Street, manager, artist developer, choreographer), Paulette McWilliams (singer with Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross), Erik Hargrove (drummer with James Brown and Bootsy Collins) and Mike Garson (Bowie's piano man from 1972 - 2004). I am currently working on my book 'On the wings of my time - about David Bowie and other Heroes' about all the experiences surrounding these inspiring encounters and experiences! Visit this page for sales and more information.

exhibitions 

In collaboration with owner Ofran Badakhshani of wijnbardefilosoof.eu in Molenstraat 16 in The Hague there is currently an exhibition of my landscapes. These so-called 'Lockdown Landscapes' were previously on display in Galerie Schippers, but this exhibition was difficult to visit because of the lockdowns. Now that the Corona measures hardly apply anymore, it is now possible to visit my works without an appointment! The oil paintings, watercolors and mixed media works are for sale and owner Ofran will be happy to talk to you. It is also possible to meet with me personally, because I live in the same street. Please feel free to contact or make an appointment in the wine bar itself where you can admire the works while enjoying a good glass of wine and delicious snacks from the land of Rumi and Zarathustra. The exhibit will be permanent. The wine bar is open daily from 15.00.

 

For news of other exhibitions click here.

About the artist

Arjan van Gent was born on June 3, 1970 in Delft and was educated at the Royal Academy of The Hague and the Amsterdam School of the Arts. His work can be found in both private (including private collection Sting, Romy Haag, Ava Cherry, Maggi Ronson, Suzi Ronson, Brenda Russell, Bernard Fowler, Lynn Davis, Paulette McWilliams, the Johan Cruyff family and David Bowie alumni Mike Garson, Carmine Rojas, Gerry Leonard, Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Donny McCaslin and Alan Childs) and museum collections (including Gerard Revemuseum in Amsterdam and Swaensteyn museum in Voorburg) and can be seen regularly at Pulchri Studio in The Hague. In 2016 he won the Audience Award at the Summer Salon in the same gallery. In addition, his work has been shown in, among others, Galerie Pictura, Morren Galleries, Maya Wildevuur, Kunstzaal van Heijningen and at the Dutch Portrait Prize.
He was also seen in the well-known television program “Sterren op het Doek” in 2012 and he was one of 12 professional artists selected for “The New Vermeer” that drew 1.3 million viewers in 2023.
Besides painting itself, his passion is teaching and he teaches Classical Drawing and Painting Techniques at his own School of Figurative Arts, Atelier Sint Lucas.

 

In addition to portraits and cats (commissioned or otherwise), still lifes and landscapes mainly everyday scenes (genre) are the subject of his oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Intimacy and the role of light in this are striking features of his approach. His classic illusionistic painting style is closely linked to our rich Dutch tradition.

 

For further info on selling the artworks and a commissioned portrait , please contact +31618216411 or info@arjanvangent.com