Kloosterboer is a painter whose wide-ranging work consistently bridges the gap between abstraction and action. By questioning the elements of painting and its display, he confronts the viewer with the painting process. Rather than illustrating thoughts, his work is often an act in and of itself. As such, Kloosterboer’s work is always rooted in an action. He might determine a place on the canvas through cutting, sewing and throwing paint. Sometimes you see a suspended life-size, hand-sewn linen costume; a series of painted boxes; or even a video depicting the view through a car’s rear window as it pulls two giant balls down a road. Kloosterboer’s work is dynamic, idiosyncratic and lucid.
Kasteel Wijlre’s woods has two permanent artworks by Giuseppe Penone (1947, Garessio, IT): Pathway Tree and Bronze Tree (1997). This presentation in the Coach House features the original designs, moulds, photography and printed matter from the artwork’s realization.
Kasteel Wijlre estate offers several walking routes through its spectacular gardens. Every year, Kasteel Wijlre estate invites an artist, botanist, historian, architect or philosopher to develop a novel route through the garden. Each route tells its own story about the location.
Artist Oscar Lourens developed the Greyometer. With the help of a circle with a grayscale, the wanderer measures the different shades of grey in the garden, the buildings and the art works at the estate.
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In this second edition of the Conversations long-term programme, Kasteel Wijlre estate presents a solo exhibition by artist Chaim van Luit (1985, Heerlen). This exhibition focuses on a dialogue between Chaim van Luit and Jo Eyck (1929, Heerlen), art collector and founder of the country estate.