Vincent Van GoghHuis - Group exhibition 'Acquisitions Van Gogh AiR'

January 6 - March 17, 2024

Opening exhibition 6 January, 15.00h

Jacquie Maria Wessels recent work 'Memory Master #1-07/23 Vincent van Gogh Garden, Zundert' will be on show in the group exhibition 'Aanwinsten Van Gogh AiR' (Acquisitions Van Gogh AiR). The exhibition with recent acquisitions from the museum collection shows that Van Gogh is still a current source of inspiration for contemporary artists.

On show are works by artists who worked in the guest studio next to the Van Gogh church where they created new work inspired by Van Gogh's native village and the surrounding nature.

Last July 2023, Jacquie Maria Wessels worked in the guest studio of the Van GoghHuis in Zundert, the Netherlands. After a month-long stay in the sexton's house next to the little church in Zundert where Vincent van Gogh's father preached, Jacquie Maria Wessels created the 'Memory Master Vincent van Gogh Garden Zundert' series. These works draw onto memories of the young Vincent's likely observations.

Born in Zundert, Vincent van Gogh played as a child in the garden near the church and the surrounding area where there is plenty of nature. Some of the old trees still living there today he probably used to see as a child. With this in mind, Wessels photographed this environment as you might remember it afterwards. This is usually not razor-sharp but with patches, contours and colours linked to the atmosphere of the place. The analogue photos show an impression of this nature, a subject that appeared frequently in Van Gogh's later works. The photographs are printed on XL supple moving light silk fabrics which emphasises the image of poetic elusive afterimages.

'Memory Master #1-07/23 Vincent van Gogh Garden, Zundert' by Jacquie Maria Wessels is now in the collection of the Vincent van GoghHuis.

Address: Markt 26-27, 4881 CN Zundert, the Netherlands

Invitation Vincent Van GoghHuis Jacquie Maria Wessels
Memory Master Vincent van Gogh Garden Zundert Jacquie Maria Wessels

Selection of articles in the press