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Ad Gerritsen, solo exhibition at Museum Arnhem

Museum Arnhem presents Berichten van de spotvogel, a solo exhibition of Ad Gerritsen (1940-2015). With a large selection of paintings, objects and drawings from the museum collection and loans from public and private collections, highlighting three major themes in Gerritsen's work: women, youth (innocence) and criminals. On view from 23 May until 30 August 2015.

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Press Release:

A selection of his paintings, prints and drawings provide an impression of Ad Gerritsen’s rich and multifaceted oeuvre (Arnhem, 1940). Three major themes are highlighted in the exhibition: women, youth (innocence), and criminals. Important works, preliminary studies and sources of inspiration from his studio reflect the development of these themes within Gerritsen’s oeuvre through the years. Gerritsen’s early work was influenced by the origins of man and the clichéd ideas about our genesis and existence. Later he focused on groups of people, the mentally ill and solitary figures who he represented with bold colours and unforgettable facial expressions. All this can be traced to the artist’s boundless interest in everything related to representation, interpretation and prejudice. Vulnerability of the individual is a recurring motif in all themes.