At the David Bowie World Fan Convention in Liverpool along with Carlos Alomar, Robin Clark, daughter Lea Lórien and Gail Ann Dorsey
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 - The Wall of Fame and other stories' about all the experiences surrounding these inspiring encounters and experiences!
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 exhibition is on display until May 7, 2022. The wine bar is open daily from 15.00.
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, Paulette McWilliams, the Johan Cruyff family and David Bowie alumni Mike Garson, Carmine Rojas, Gerry Leonard, Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar 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.
Besides painting itself, his passion is teaching and he teaches Classical Drawing and Painting Techniques at his own School of Figurative Arts, Ateliersintlucas.nl.
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.