Previous exhibitions

4/5 to 6/27/2014
O.C. Hooymeijer

11/14/2015 to 1/9/2016
Willem van Lochem

5/7 to 6/17/2016
Bruno Filho

3/4 to 4/14/2017
Ka Créateur

10/7 to 11/24/2017
Pjotr van Agtmaal

5/19 to 7/14/2018
Jeroen Blankert

In temporary Café Bern
during renovation Nieuwmarkt

1/10 to 2/19/2016
Harm Mouw

8/20 to 10/10/2016
Anne Marie Spijker

4/15 to 4/22/2017
Boudijn Uythof

11/24/17 to 01/21/18
Bill Bodewes

7/14 to 9/14/2018
Anita Prins

6/6 to 7/19/2015
Flip Jansen

2/20 to 4/23/2016
Dinne van der Vlis

10/12 to 11/26/2016
Mohbra

4/23 to 4/30/2017
Henk Langeveld & April bags

01/21 to 03/12/18
Fredie Beckmans

9/7 to 14/11/2015
Raymonde Rettich

4/24 to 5/6/2016
Aprilfeest paper bags

1/21 to 3/4/2017
Liesbeth Kaemingk

6/3 to 7/15/2017
Anneke Hietbrink

03/10 to 05/19/18
Ap Esenbrink


A Small Exotic Bird Show:
O.C. Hooymeijer

Ghanese monkey head drongo

O.C. Hooymeijer
Oil/mixed media – 43 x 46 cm

Exhibited in Café Bern: 5th of April – 27th of June, 2014

Cage bird

O.C. Hooymeijer
Oil/mixed media – 27 x 22 x 14 cm

Exhibited in Café Bern: 5th of April – 27th of June, 2014

Sketch 3

O.C. Hooymeijer
Oil/mixed media – 18 x 13 cm

Exhibited in Café Bern: 5th of April – 27th of June, 2014

Japanese red head midget haki's

O.C. Hooymeijer – 2013
Oil/panel – 36 x 31 cm (2x)

Exhibited in Café Bern: 5th of April – 27th of June, 2014

Blue wing cuengo

O.C. Hooymeijer
Oil/mixed media – 32 x 32 cm

Exhibited in Café Bern: 5th of April – 27th of June, 2014

Brazilian long tails

O.C. Hooymeijer
Oil/paneel – 55 x 25 cm

Exhibited in Café Bern: 5th of April – 27th of June, 2014

April 5 – June 27, 2014: 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. Now, with the new projects “The Great Exotic Bird Show” and “The non-existing birds of Europe”, man has been replaced by the bird.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 takes us one step further. The use of scent and sound turn his exhibitions more and more into a “total experience”.

Starting the 5th of April, Café Bern exhibits O.C. Hooymeijer’s “A Small Exotic Bird Show”.  In this illustrious dinner café at the Nieuwmarkt, where Hooymeijer in his younger days prepared many-a-steak, a small selection of the hundreds of new birds can be admired.

More about O.C. Hooymeijer

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At the opening of “A Small Exotic Bird Show”, on the 5th of April, 2014

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Helmut Winzeler, a retrospective in photographs

We as well had to get used to it: Café Bern at the temporary location at Nieuwe Hoogstraat. All the more reason for a retrospective in some 50 photographs of the life of Helmut Winzeler (1928-2001), the man who started Cafe Bern in 1978 and made it into what it still is today.

All photographs are from private collections. Unlike normal exhibitions in Café Bern, none of these photographs are for sale.

Helmut at the age of 19

 

Was exhibited in temporary Café Bern, Nieuwe Hoogstraat

  • June 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Eye

 

Was exhibited in temporary Café Bern, Nieuwe Hoogstraat

  • June 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

After hours

 

Was exhibited in temporary Café Bern, Nieuwe Hoogstraat

  • June 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Uphill

 

Was exhibited in temporary Café Bern, Nieuwe Hoogstraat

  • June 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Lecturing

 

Was exhibited in temporary Café Bern, Nieuwe Hoogstraat

  • June 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Monocycling with his son Jean

 

Was exhibited in temporary Café Bern, Nieuwe Hoogstraat

  • June 30, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Fondue without concessions

When Café Bern opened its doors for the first time in 1978, Helmut Winzeler was aged 50, after a life as nuclear physicist.

When young, he lived in Bern. No doubt this beautiful old town left a lasting impression on young Helmut, who was fascinated by nuclear physics, the study of elementary particles. Bern is not just the capital of Switzerland but also the place where Albert Einstein completed his theory of relativity.

For many years Helmut worked at Cern, the research centre with the famous particle accelerator, near Geneva. He lectured at universities in various parts of the world.

His last job as a nuclear physicist was at the Zeeman laboratory, part of the University of Amsterdam. Then he felt it had been enough and he set off for a whole new life.

Helmut didn’t have to do it all by himself: his partner Alexandra and his nephew Tom were at his side at the start of Bern and Koen joined them, shortly after. But Café Bern was his idea, an idea –typically Helmut– elaborated to the smallest detail, including recipes that had been developed in an almost scientific way. It’s these recipes, that are being respected and meticulously followed until the present day.

Helmut was so much more than just a nuclear physicist with a passion for cooking. He was a man who exactly knew what he wanted, without concessions and at the same time a very amiable person to those close and dear to him. He had a head for science and a heart for the arts, with many artists and architects amongst his best friends. He fully enjoyed life, an cosmopolite who felt at home in Amsterdam, an accomplished monocyclist, a man who brought people together and someone who has left a lasting impression in the collective memory of Café Bern.

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Cutting and tearing: Flip Jansen

June 6 – July 19, 2015 at Café Bern

Sea View

 

Flip Jansen
March 2014
paper – 50 x 36 cm

€ 350,=

Exhibited at Café Bern, June 6  – July 19, 2015

 

Moonstruck

 

Flip Jansen
January 2014
paper – 44 x 32 cm

€ 450,=

Exhibited at Café Bern, June 6  – July 19, 2015

Party Animal (west pacific)

Flip Jansen
June 2014
paper – 66 x 45 cm

€ 550,=

Exhibited at Café Bern, June 6  – July 19, 2015

Poster

Flip Jansen

  • announcing the exhibition

 

Raymonde Rettich

Juli 19 – November 14, 2015 in Café Bern

A small selection of the paintings exhibited in Café Bern

 

 

Under the table

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on canvas

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

Morchella

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on paper

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

Seagull

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on canvas

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

 

And in the end ....

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on canvas

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

Carrots

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on canvas

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

 

Eempolder

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on canvas

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

Brittle

Raymonde Rettich

acryl on canvas

Exhibited in Café Bern: July 19 – November 14, 2015

 

 

Willem van Lochem: Wheel of time

November 14, 2015 – January 9, 2016 in Café Bern

Willem van Lochem (1958) has gained himself some reputation for his original landscapes on strips of plywood, mounted by sets of four. He calls himself a ‘horizontalist’. Until early January 2016 a nice selection of his works is exhibited, Title of the exposition is ‘Wheel of time’.

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.

 

GOL 1 (View on Limburg)

Willem van Lochem
2000
mixed media on plywood – 60 x 40 cm

€ 200,=

Exhibited at Café Bern
From November 14, 2015 to January 9, 2016

GOL 2 (View on Limburg)

Willem van Lochem
2000
mixed media on plywood – 60 x 40 cm

€ 200,=

Exhibited at Café Bern
From November 14, 2015 to January 9, 2016

Bern interior

Willem van Lochem
oil on panel – 120 x 140 cm

Price to be negotiated

Exhibited at Café Bern
From November 14, 2015 to January 9, 2016

GOH (View on Holland)

Willem van Lochem
2000
mixed media on plywood – 60 x 40 cm

€ 200,=

Exhibited at Café Bern
From November 14, 2015 to January 9, 2016

Nieuwmarkt

Willem van Lochem
photo collage on panel

Exhibited at Café Bern
From November 14, 2015 to January 9, 2016





At the opening of “Wheel of time”
on November 14, 2015

Harm Mouw in Café Bern

January 10 – February 19, 2016

For more information: studiomouw

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.

 

Coming soon: Dinne van der Vlis

February 20 – April 22, 2016 at Café Bern

Dinne van der Vlis (1955), when referring to her paintings: “I stand in front of the canvas and I just start. The world around me disappears. I am travelling in a universe with unlimited possibilities. Afterwards I’m tired of the impressions I gained. The image I created is a reflection of the journey I made.

Until early April 2016 a nice selection of her work is exhibited, 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.

Eggbinding

Dinne van der Vlis
2015

Acrylic on canvas – 90 x 200 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern,
February 20 – April 22, 2016

Headfull 2

Dinne van der Vlis
2009

Acrylic on paper – 2 x 67 cm x 96 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern,
February 20 – April 22, 2016

Headfull 3

Dinne van der Vlis
2009

Acrylic on paper – 2 x 67 cm x 96 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern,
February 20 – April 22, 2016

Headfull 4

Dinne van der Vlis
2009

Acrylic on paper – 67 x 96 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern,
February 20 – April 22, 2016

Everything within reach: Dinne van der Vlis

Dinne van der Vlis paints from movement and intuiton, according to the method ‘The Timesless Hour’, developped by Dutch artist and painter Michiel Czn Dhont..

Michiel: “The work radiates movement and color and an earthy character. It fills space with pure life energy.” 

She takes pictures of details of her work, resulting in new images when printed. Originally her profession is film making. Besides that and besides the paintings and the prints, photography and poetry are her latest ways of expressing herself.

To her, art is a journey through the endless universe in which she exists and also through the endless universe inside herself.

In 2014 she got rid of most of her material belongings and left her houseboat, to be able to move more freely. There is lots of new space and she feels excited about, and curious for the things that are about to happen now….

More about Dinne van der Vlis







At the opening of the exhibition,
on the 20th of February 2016.

Flip Jansen – the Aprilfeest paper bags

April 23 – May 14, 2016 in Café Bern

 

The legendary festivities on Amsterdam’s Nieuwmarkt, during one week at the end of Aprll (in Dutch: ‘Aprilfeesten’), are a tradition that has been carried on for already 29 years. Or is it 30 years? Nobody knows for sure.

During the first years, posters were being printed to announce the ‘Aprilfeesten’. But 1996 was the first year of the intriguing ‘Aprilfeest paper bags’. They have been around ever since and have become true collector’s items. Every year Flip Jansen creates a new linocut

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.

Please find below an overview of the complete collection of ‘Aprilfeest paper bags’.

1996 edition

2000 edition

2004 edition

2008 edition

2012 edition

1997 edition

2001 edition

2005 edition

2009 edition

2012 deluxe edition

2015 edition

1998 editon

2002 edition

2006 edition

2010 edition

2013 edition

2016 edition

1999 edition

2003  edition

2007 edition

2011 edition

2014 edition

Bruno Filho

May 7 – June 17, 2016 at Café Bern

It’s in Holland and in Amsterdam, it’s behind the branches and the woods, behind the pots and the flowers…… .

 

Until June 10, 2016 a lovely selection of Bruno Filho’s work is being exhibited at Café Bern.

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.

Untitled

Bruno Filho
acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 7 – June 17, 2016

Untitled

Bruno Filho
oil on canvas
90 x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 7 – June 17, 2016

Untitled

Bruno Filho
acrylic on canvas
120 x 90 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 7 – June 17, 2016

Untitled

Bruno Filho
acrylic on canvas
65 x 65 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 7 – June 17, 2016

Untitled

Bruno Filho
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
May 7 – June 17, 2016

Anne Marie Spijker 

August 20 – October 10, 2016 at Café Bern

 

Until the 1st of October, 2016 a lovely selection of paintings by Anne Marie Spijker (Zwijndrecht, 1963) is being exhibited at Café Bern.

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.


For more information on Anne Marie Spijker: http://www.annemariespijker.nl

Stirring

Anne Marie Spijker
2014
oil on canvas – 60 x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
August 20 – October 10, 2016

Dog on canvas

Anne Marie Spijker
2013
oil on canvas – 60 cm x 90 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
August 20 – October 10, 2016

The photographer

Anne Marie Spijker
2013
oil on canvas – 40 cm x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
August 20 – October 10, 2016

Celestial slippers

Anne Marie Spijker
2015
oil on canvas – 50 x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
August 20 – October 10, 2016

Blister strip

Anne Marie Spijker
2014
oil on canvas – 65 x 55 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
August 20 – Okctober 10, 2016

Under the car

Anne Marie Spijker
2014
oil on canvas – 60 x 90 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
August 20 – October 10, 2016

Mohbra

October 12 – November 26, 2016 in Café Bern

 

Mohbra (Algiers,1956) is a multi talented artist. He creates pictures, sculptures and wonderful fabric collages.

Until the 26th of November, 2016 a lovely selection of his work is being exhibited at Café Bern.

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.

Autumn

Mohbra
fabric collage – 140 x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
October 12 oktober – November 26, 2016

Upper dike

Mohbra
fabric collage – 140 x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
October 12 oktober – November 26, 2016

Matador

Mohbra
fabric collage – 80 cm x 120 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
October 12 oktober – November 26, 2016

Edith Piaf

Mohbra
collage collage – 140 x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
October 12 oktober – November 26, 2016

Mohamed Brahimi’s world

In his early years, he had already planned with his little brother Rabah to take over the laundry of his mother and to make a workshop out of it. They gave it the name LEBUITA which means the little corner in arabic.

After having attended many different schools in Algiers, they were gradually pushed by their ambition to leave Algeria to go and settle down in Europe.  The idea is naturally to increase their knowledge. His little brother Rabah was the first one to make the move and to go to Paris. After graduating the academic school of art in Algiers. Shortly after that, Mohamed on his turn made his move and went to Andalucia, Spain for a short period of time. After that he decided to follow his brother’s itinerary and headed to Paris.

Not long after that Mohamed had another itinerary this time England was the next country. It was in London where he has attended different studies such as fashion and industrial design.

In 1985 he met his Dutch girlfriend and a year later he decided once more to extend borders and to depart to Holland. His dream came true in 1997, when he opened his own workshop with the help of his girlfriend: workshop LEBUITA was born. Since then Brahimi has been living and working in Maasbommel (Land van West Maas & Waal) in the Dutch countryside.

In the year 2001 came his first assignment. The department of justice Den bosch had a new act of law called Plukze wet and to promote the idea, they wanted him to design and to make a national trophy. With luck he succeeded to create and make the sculpture that got the name De kale kip, which means the bare chicken in the dutch language.

Brahimi is a versatile artist. From watercolour, oil & acrylic paint, to collage, sculpture and even writing. The materials used are diverse from paper, wood, fabric, plaster and lead.

His latest creation is recycling the used paint tubes to create those amazing miniture  sculptures. Aware of the daily life and those real facts, he gave those tubes a second life and added in the same time a soul to them. With full motions. the tiny details in his work reflects an achievement of real fine arts. For each sculpture, a poetical text is added to finally leave a strong message behind in the minds of  the viewer whom hopefully appreciates and accepts the result earned by his work.

Address workshop:

  • Atelier Mohbra
    Korte Verspronckweg 7-9
    2023 BS  Haarlem

For more information on Mohbra, check:
http://mohbra.eu/index.html

Liesbeth Kaemingk

January 21 – March 4, 2017 at Café Bern

 

Liesbeth Kaemingk’s work includes oil paitings, drawings and “relics”.

In this exhibition she shows recent work, mainly from 2016, which she considers to be more compemplative than her previous work.

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.

Summer

Liesbeth Kaemingk
2016
Oil on canvas – 80 cm x 90 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
January 21 – March 4, 2017

Autumn

Liesbeth Kaemingk
2016
Oil on canvas – 90 cm x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
January 21 – March 4, 2017

Relic #4

Liesbeth Kaemingk
2016
Mixed media – 52 cm x 37 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
January 21 – March 4, 2017

Bird

Liesbeth Kaemingk
2016
Mixed media – 42 cm x 32 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
January 21 – March 4, 2017

Waiting #1

Liesbeth Kaemingk
2016
Mixed media on paper – 42 cm x 32 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
January 21 – March 4, 2017

Waiting #2

Liesbeth Kaemingk
2016
Mixed media on paper – 42 cm x 32 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
January 21 – March 4, 2017

Liesbeth Kaemingk

oil paintings, drawings and “relics”

The paintings showing human creatures are no portraits but depict a potential reality.

The drawings are made on treated paper and on existing images, in mixed media (ink and paint)

The creation is a quest, generating something new in the course of the creative process. All options are open. Drawings can result in paintings

The relics: three dimensional work, framed in a case.


Ka Createur

March 4 – April 15, 2017 in Café Bern

 

Over the years, Ka Createur (1965) has developed her artistic skills in various fields. Her projects feature all kinds of design. Currently her focus is on abstract painting. It allows her to free herself from her pursuit of perfection.

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.

Drop

Ka Createur
Acrylic on canvas – 120 cm x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 4 to April 15, 2017

Perspective

Ka Createur
2014
Acrylic on canvas – 75 x 115 cm cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 4 to April 15, 2017

Happy

Ka Createur
2015
Acrylic on canvas – 140 cm x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 4 to April 15, 2017

Lava

Ka Createur
2013
Acrylic on canvas – 80 cm x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 4 to April 15, 2017

Rumpelstiltskin

Ka Createur
Acrylic on canvas – 100 cm x 120 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 4 to April 15, 2017

Ka Createur

Ka createur heeft zich door de jaren heen op verschillende vakgebieden ontwikkeld. Haar projecten lopen qua vormgeving nogal uiteen. Momenteel ligt haar focus op het schilderen van abstracte werken. Hierbij kan zij zich losweken van haar perfectionisme.

Ka verwoordt deze abstractie als volgt: “Als ik mezelf niet in de weg zit en eruit kan laten komen wat er op dát moment in me leeft, dan is een goed schilderij in één sessie klaar. Deze zogenaamde oer-werken ontstaan vanuit van alles: frustratie, liefde, angst, onmacht en vreugde, er moet in ieder geval onrust van binnen aanwezig zijn.

De beste creaties ontstaan als het denken en alle oordelen stop gezet kunnen worden. Als ik mezelf verwonder over de compositie en in het doek terug kan lezen wat mij bezig hield, dan krijgt het schilderij bestaansrecht. Soms vraagt een schilderij om wat meer gelaagdheid en ook een ander beoordelingsvermogen, dan kan het proces maanden duren. Maar of je nu lang of kort bezig bent met een schilderij, een creatie raakt je of raakt je niet. Zo simpel is het dan ook weer”.

Voor meer info: www.ka-createur.nl

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Boudijn Uythof – Rokjesdag

April 15 – 22, 2017 at Café Bern

 

In this exhibition, Amsterdam based photographer Boudijn Uythof addresses the typical spring event of “Rokjesdag” (meaning ‘Skirts Day’). It’s the first day of the year when the skirt reveals the naked leg.

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.

Rokjesdag #1

Boudijn Uythof
Photograph in black metal frame – 70 cm x 50 cm

€ 135,= (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
April 15 – 23, 2017

Rokjesdag #2

Boudijn Uythof
Photograph in black metal frame – 50 cm x 70 cm

€ 135,= (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
April 15 – 23, 2017

Rokjesdag #3

Boudijn Uythof
Photograph in black metal frame – 70 cm x 50 cm

€ 135,= (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
April 15 – 23, 2017

Rokjesdag #4

Boudijn Uythof
Photograph in black metal frame – 70 cm x 50 cm

€ 135,= (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
April 15 – 23, 2017

Rokjesdag #5

Boudijn Uythof
Photograph in black metal frame – 70 cm x 50 cm

€ 135,= (frame included)

Exhibited at Café Bern
April 15 – 23, 2017

Boudijn Uythof

Street photografy: the photografical registration of encounters

 

Boudijn Uythof is a photographer, who specalizes in street photography. He has been living in Amsterdam for over 55 years.

The lively unpredictability of people in public space of Amsterdam and other metropoles has been challenging Boudijn to record the images of encounters during his travel adventures



For an overview of Boudijn’s work, check: www.boudyn.com

 

Henk Langeveld – drawings

Flip Jansen – the Aprilfeest paper bags

April 25 – April 30, 2017 in Café Bern

 

Henk Langeveld – drawings

Henk Langeveld, who died in 2010, was known for his pen drawings of the Amsterdam music scene. In 2007, he made a series of drawings at the Aprilfeesten, that has been exhibited at Café Bern. Below you find a small selection.

Flip Jansen – the Aprilfeest paper bags

 

The legendary festivities on Amsterdam’s Nieuwmarkt, during one week at the end of Aprll (in Dutch: ‘Aprilfeesten’), are a tradition that has been carried on for already 30 years. Or is it 31 years? Nobody knows for sure.

During the first years, posters were being printed to announce the ‘Aprilfeesten’. But 1996 was the first year of the intriguing ‘Aprilfeest paper bags’. They have been around ever since and have become true collector’s items. Every year Flip Jansen creates a new linocut

Please find below an overview of the complete collection of ‘Aprilfeest paper bags’.

1996 edition

2000 edition

2004 edition

2008 edition

2012 edition

2015 edition

1997 edition

2001 edition

2005 edition

2009 edition

2012 deluxe edition

2016 edition

1998 editon

2002 edition

2006 edition

2010 edition

2013 edition

2017 edition

1999 edition

2003  edition

2007 edition

2011 edition

2014 edition


Anneke Hietbrink – Still to blossom

June 3 – July 15, 2017 at Café Bern

 

At Café Bern, Anneke Hietbrink is exhibiting paintings that can be best described as natural shapes, full of expression, in images of familiar fantasy.  The clarity and limitless space and opportunities materialize on the canvas. Inspiration, energy and mainly cheerful colours create a vivid landscape, incessantly longing to be discovered.

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.

Live

Anneke Hietbrink
acrylic on canvas – 50 cm x 60 cm
February 2017

Exhibited at Café Bern
from June 3 until July 15, 2017

Colourful

Anneke Hietbrink
acrylic on canvas – 50 cm x 60 cm
February 2017

Exhibited at Café Bern
from June 3 until July 15, 2017

Pure

Anneke Hietbrink
acrylic on canvas – 50 cm x 60 cm
March 2017

Exhibited at Café Bern
from June 3 until July 15, 2017

A fish in the Sea

Anneke Hietbrink
acrylic on canvas – 90 cm x 60 cm
April 2017

Exhibited at Café Bern
from June 3 until July 15, 2017

Red Mountains

Anneke Hietbrink
acrylic on canvas – 90 cm x 60 cm
May 2017

Exhibited at Café Bern
from June 3 until July 15, 2017

Anneke Hietbrink

Paint your colourful you!

 

Anneke Hietbrink has been drawing
-initially working with oil pastel on paper- since she was 20 years old. People and animals were her subjects, in colours that appealed to her taste. Later on she changed to gouache and has been painting for several years, her approach becoming increasingly intuitive: in colours and movement she expressed her inner feelings, inspired by natural shapes.

Since about a year ago, she has made a switch to acrylic on canvas. Anneke takes her pleasure and focus from the imagination and the choice of colours, that serve as a great source of energy.

 

Her life with colour, paint, with (increasingly larger) canvasses and imagination continues to be a source of opportunities, energy and joy.

Anneke aims to offer people a soft force, light-heartedness and an impulse to follow their instincts and vitalize their life.

 

 

 

For further information:
www.annekehietbrink.nl


Pjotr van Agtmaal – Wild at Heart

October 7 – November 24, 2017 at Café Bern

 

Yes, Pjotr van Agtmaal, a.k.a. DJ Pjotr from Hell, showing his pictures at Café Bern. Wild at Heart is the perfect title for this exhibition. An interpretion of his universe, rocked onto the canvas, packed with energy. Rhythm, structure, dark-light, expression-imagination, whatever you would like to see. Interactive, what you see is what you see, he is merely giving you directions, work it out for yourself. One might describe his work as abstract ‘expressionisme moderne‘, but what’s in a name?

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 one of the works exhibited at Café Bern

Rainy day, dream away

Pjotr van Agtmaal
Acryl on canvas – 75 cm x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
October 7 – November 24, 2017

Pjotr van Agtmaal

 


The work of Pjotr van Agtmaal, a.k.a. DJ Pjotr from Hell, might be described as abstract ‘expressionisme moderne‘, but what’s in a name?

But one thing´s for sure: Rock ’n Roll is his primary source of inspiration.

 

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Bill Bodewes – graphics

November 25, 2017 – Januari 19, 2018 at Café Bern

 

From November 25 until January 5, 2018 graphical work by Bill Bodewes is exhibited at Café Bern.

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 one of the works exhibited at Café Bern.

Woodpecker 01

Bill Bodewes
2014
Piezography – 80 cm x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Woodpecker 02

Bill Bodewes
2014
Piezography – 80 cm x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Woodpecker 03

Bill Bodewes
2014
Piezography – 80 cm x 60 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Kingfisher

Bill Bodewes
2014
Piezography – 50 cm x 65 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Untitled

Bill Bodewes
2014
Piezography – 70 cm x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Who nose 1

Bill Bodewes
2014
Acrylic on hardboard – 46 cm x 46 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Who nose 2

Bill Bodewes
2014
Acrylic on hardboard – 46 cm x 46 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from November 25, 2017 until January 19, 2018

Photography: Marian van de Veen-van Rijk







Bill Bodewes

 

Fredie Beckmans: Cut from round sausage

January 21 – March 10, 2018 at Café Bern

 

Starting January 21 until March 10, 2018 Fredie Beckmans is exhibiting some of his work at Café Bern. The exhibition is titled ‘Cut from round sausage‘. Fredie Beckmans, chairman of the Sausage Club, has been wandering all over Switzerland for 4 years in search of the true sausage. He has made contributions on the subject to various magazines, such as Bouillon! Magazine and Hollands Maandblad. So to exhibit a selection of sausage paintings at Café Bern is only a logical next step.

During the opening ceremony guests will have the opportunity to sample some Swiss sausages that Fredie brought back from Swiztserland and some new membership cards of the Sausage Club will be issued.

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.

Worst bird (sausage bird)

Fredie Beckmans
2017
Watercolours on paper – 20 cm x 30 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from January 21 to March 21, 2018

Worstelaar

Fredie Beckmans
2017
Acrylic on paper – 30 cm x 40 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from January 21 to March 21, 2018

Octo sausauge

Fredie Beckmans
2014
Photograph – 18 cm x 24 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from January 21 to March 21, 2018

Ooh sausage

Fredie Beckmans
2016
Photograph – 24 cm x 24 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from January 21 to March 21, 2018

Sausage dance

Fredie Beckmans
2017
Watercolours on paper – 1 x A1 en 20 x A4

Exhibited at Café Bern
from January 21 to March 21, 2018

Sausage wall

Fredie Beckmans
2014-2017
Watercolours on cardboard – 150 cm x 600 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from January 21 to March 21, 2018

Fredie Beckmans

– Chairman of the Sausage Club

 

Fredie Beckmans (1956, Winterswijk), according to the Heilbronner Stimme a ‘spätgeborener Dadaïst’, formally a painter at the court of the Dutch Queen and once a world champion ´cooking performance´. He won a prize for best essay, titled ‘The philosopher and his sausage’.

Na 4 jaar Zwitserland, schildert en schrijft hij afwisselend in Amsterdam en Brighton aan zijn grote Vogel en Worsten oeuvre.


Ap Esenbrink: Masks

March 10 maart – May 19, 2018 at Café Bern

 

From March 10 maart until May 19, 2018 Ap Esenbrink shows a selection of his illuminated masks at Café Bern. They are part of the collection of intriguing plastic objects that have helped to establish Ap Esenbrink´s reputation. Ap has been exhibiting at Café Bern previously: some years ago his (also illuminated) fish have embellished Café Bern.

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.

Holidays 2017

Ap Esenbrink

Recycled plastic, with led-illumination
Approx. 200 x 90 cm x 5 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 10 until May 19, 2018

Untitled #21

Ap Esenbrink

Recycled plastic, with led-illumination
Approx. 80 x 50 cm x 5 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 10 until May 19, 2018

Untitled #24

Ap Esenbrink

Recycled plastic, with led-illumination
Approx. 80 x 50 cm x 5 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 10 until May 19, 2018

Untitled #25

Ap Esenbrink

Recycled plastic, with led-illumination
Approx. 80 x 50 cm x 5 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 10 until May 19, 2018

Untitled #26

Ap Esenbrink

Recycled plastic, with led-illumination
Approx. 80 x 50 cm x 5 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from March 10 until May 19, 2018

Ap Esenbrink

 



In 1990 Ap Esenbrink finished his education at the AKI Art School of Enschede. He subsequently worked for various film productions and TV productions of VPRO Villa, doing the theatrical scenery.

He has been decorating various well known restaurants, pubs and bars. Meanwhile he has continued to create movies, collages and objects.


Also check: Ap Esenbrink


Jeroen Blankert: Paintings

May 19 – July 14, 2018 at Café Bern

From May 19 until July 14, 2018 Jeroen Blankert exhibits at Café Bern. A natural talent, a great respect for technique and twenty years of practice have resulted in an imposing body of work.

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.

Penguin

Jeroen Blankert

 

Oil on acrylic on panel
60 x 40 cm
€ 1.250

Exhibited at Café Bern
from May 19 until July 14, 2018

Bell pepper and plates

Jeroen Blankert

 

Oil on acrylic on panel
40 x 60 cm
€ 1.250

Exhibited at Café Bern
from May 19 until July 14, 2018

Cucumber

Jeroen Blankert

 

Oil on acrylic on panel
40 x 30 cm
€ 450

Exhibited at Café Bern
from May 19 until July 14, 2018

Plate

Jeroen Blankert

 

Oil on acrylic on panel
30 x 30 cm
€ 200

Exhibited at Café Bern
from May 19 until July 14, 2018

Onion and boules

Jeroen Blankert

 

Oil on acrylic on panel
40 x 60 cm
€ 1.200

Exhibited at Café Bern
from May 19 until July 14, 2018

Jeroen Blankert

Jeroen Blankert (1966) grew up among terpentine, easels and palettes: his father Barend Blankert and his mother Koos van Keulen are both renowned Dutch figurative painters. In fact, almost everyone in the Blankert family had dedicated his or her life to the arts, if not as a painter, then as a graphic artist of art historian. Even famous Dutch artist H.W. Mesdag (1831-1915) is in the family tree somewhere.

It seemed inevitable that Jeroen, as offspring of this illustrious family, would also do something in the visual arts. So of course he didn’t. He decided to become a drummer and enrolled at Amsterdam’s Sweelinck conservatory. But he couldn’t deny his roots – or his talent. Long before he graduated as a musician, he had taken up painting.

And so he entered adulthood with a drumstick in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other. A free spirit with a lust for life, albeit not a nine to five one, he became a man of many ventures. He painted scenery, played the drums for Ellen ten Damme, Joop van den Ende and Bettie Serveert , briefly ran his own gallery, and is the owner of one of Amsterdam’s most revered clubs-slash-cultural spaces ‘De nieuwe Anita’.


But the painting has always remained a constant. Natural talent, a great respect for technique and twenty years of practice have resulted in an imposing body of work. Landscapes in vivid colours, tronies , nudes, everyday objects, deeply realist but with a cartoonish edge; Blankert’s art is as diverse as his life has been.

It remains unclear what Jeroen Blankert grew up to be. Drummer? Artist? Bar owner? Gallerist? Culture vulture? One thing’s for sure though: Jeroen Blankert is interested in the visual arts – as a real Blankert should be. In the result of his handiwork, right there on the canvas. Not in the stories behind the image. He has enough of those already.




Anita Prins: Emotion and man

July 14 – September 14, 2018 at Café Bern

 

Starting July 14 until September 14, 2018 Anita Prins is exhibiting some of her work at Café Bern. The exhibition is titled ‘Emotion and man‘ and features a number of very colourful portraits of brides from various cultures and of people in utter concentration.

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 the works exhibited at Café Bern.

Concentration (1)

Anita Prins

Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Temptation

Anita Prins

Oil on canvas
100 x 70 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Japanese bride

Anita Prins

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Kenyan bride

Anita Prins

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Berber bride

Anita Prins

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Nigerian bride

Anita Prins

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Moroccan bride

Anita Prins

Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Dutch bride

Anita Prins

Acrylic om canvas
100 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Concentration (2)

Anita Prins

Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Musical emotions

Anita Prins

Oil on canvas, triptych
60 x 50 cm x 3

Exhibited at Café Bern
from July 14 until September 14, 2018

Anita Prins

 

From the moment she could hold a pencil, Anita Prins (Amsterdam, 1964) has never ceased drawing anything that catched her attention. Over the years she took up drawing portraits, using soft pastel and currently oil on canvas is her main medium. Anita is a true autodidact.

She feels an urge to paint emotions and states-of-mind that are not easily expressed in words. In seclusion, listening to the right kind of music, she experiences the enchantment of separate colours that evolve into images., grateful for her gifted talent. Painting comes first, the reasoning only in hindsight.

Meestal gebruikt ze daarvoor de afbeelding van een vrouw, in al haar kwetsbaarheid en haar bijna religieuze binding met de natuur.




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