Artist Malou NahuijsAmsterdam, Netherlands | 1961, Netherlands
Nature is an important source of inspiration for Malou Nahuys. In an abstract way, but definitely recognizable, she paints air, water, mountains, flowers, snow, vegetation, plains, slopes, planets and shores. Abstract, architectonical elements, may suddenly appear in the rough, wild nature and half-readable texts may be part of the total image. Thousands of little elements are flying and circling around on the canvas and form a unity together. Flowers show up in a kind of day light that is different from the usual light.
In the paintings of Malou Nahuys, the story and the image are in balance and ideas arise from observation. While painting, she questions reality by illuminating from different perspectives: light opposite to darkness, space opposite to mass, complementary colors, and rest opposite to bustle. Meanwhile, abstraction and recognition alternate.
At the exhibition ‘’Anthology’’, which literally means ‘a collection of flowers’, you can see tulips, lilies, and other flowers. They are not situated in a vase or garden, but seem to float or drift weightless in the air or under water, and sometimes seem to sneer transitoriness.
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