O.C. Hooymeijer: Spiritu videt plura avium

4th of May – 15th of June 2019 at Café Bern

 

In an exhibition entitled ‘Spiritu videt plura avium‘ (transl.: A free spirit sees more birds) the artist O.C. Hooymeijer shows drawings of his non-existent birds, from May 4 until June 15. All bird portraits, including the Schapenkris, the Oudhaan and the Kaalkopwringer, are featured in his recently released ‘New Guide to the non-existent Birds of Europe‘, in which Hooymeijer depicts and gives a detailed account of some fifty newly discovered non-existent European bird species.

Please feel free to drop by. From 4:00-6:00 p.m. you can come and see the exhibition at your ease. Or late at night, after 11:00 p.m., when the rather busy dinner time has finished and a lovely relaxed “after hours” atmosphere has descended on Café Bern.

Below you can already have a preview of some of the works exhibited at Café Bern.

Bosliever

O.C. Hooymeijer

Oil pastel on paper
95 x 65 cm (unframed)
123 x 93 cm (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 4 – June 15,  2019

Bermfluiter

O.C. Hooymeijer

Oil pastel on paper
95 x 65 cm (unframed)
123 x 93 cm (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 4 – June 15,  2019

Blindkuif

O.C. Hooymeijer

Oil pastel on paper
95 x 65 cm (unframed)
123 x 93 cm (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 4 – June 15,  2019

Engelse Jan

O.C. Hooymeijer

Oil pastel on paper
95 x 65 cm (unframed)
123 x 93 cm (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 4 – June 15,  2019

Schemeraar

O.C. Hooymeijer

Oil pastel on paper
95 x 65 cm (unframed)
123 x 93 cm (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 4 – June 15,  2019

O.C. Hooymeijer

O.C. Hooymeijer (Vlaardingen, 1958) finished his studies at the Academy of Visual Art in Rotterdam in 1981. From that moment on, he had may successful exhibitions, both in The Netherlands as abroad.

His remarkable series of paintings and drawings, such as “Red Light District”, “Indian Portraits” and “Contemporary 17th Century Portraits” brought Hooymeijer national acclaim. His work “O.C. Hooymeijer’s Panorama of Amsterdam” was exhibited in 2002 in the Amsterdam Museum as part of the exhibition “Love for Sale”. Between 2009 and 2012 he created the impressive and touching series “Abuse”, “Catholic Abuse” and “Worship”.

So far man was the focus of his work. In this book “A small guide to the non-existent birds of Europe” and his exhibitions “The Great Exotic Bird Show” and “O.C. Hooymeijer’s Wondrous World of Birds” (Natuurmuseum Friesland, 2016), man has been replaced by the bird.

His most recent work features once more his theme wise approach, his expressionistic style and his not-to-be-missed picture frames. He even took us one step further by creating the installation “The domain, or Aldert-Jan’s world” for the Ameland Art Month in the Hollum Sorgdrager Museum.

By adding scent and sound his exhibtions are evolving into a “Total Experience”. At the occasion of Leeuwarden-Fryslan 2018 Hooymeijer created a “Bird hide for the non-existent birds of the Rottige Meenthe’ near the village of Spanga.

On the 4th of May, 2019 O.C. Hooymeijer will present his “New Guide to the non-existing Birds of Europe” at Café Bern  In this illustrious dinner café at the Nieuwmarkt, where Hooymeijer prepared many-a-steak in his younger days, a selection of the new birds can be admired.


More info on: www.ochooymeijer.com
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