The Salon is located on the ground floor and is the owner’s apartment. It is not only a ‘residential home’, but also an attractive modern space with an adjacent large patio with fish pond. Several works of art (sculptures and paintings), most of which are for sale, are exhibited there. The room can be viewed by visiting guests of the Art Residence and others by appointment. See Slide Show below

A number of times a year this accommodation is used for exhibitions of visual artists from home and abroad. The next exhibition will take place during the weekends from 29 September to 27 October 2019 and during the weekdays by appointment (tel: 0651852263) The exhibiting artist is Andre Joosten.

The paintings of André Joosten show the imperfection and vulnerability of man, a toiling Sisyphus, a demented father, crying babies, but also the primal power of the mask-wearing Wildeman. His work; drawings and paintings on paper – delicate and vulnerable – are held together by crepe-tape. The paper is pinned to the wall with steel push pins. See Slide Show below

Joosten studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht and at the Jan van Eyck Academy. He has been working as a freelance artist, painter and designer since 1981. He has worked on more than 250 productions to date, including theater, opera, music theater, musical and television at home and abroad. He designed the backdrop for the La Bohème (1998) Göteborgs Operan, Göteborg, and Jenufa (2001) Grand Théâtre de Genève operas, directed by Guy Joosten.

He was on stage as a painter in the performance Well Fucked Up Play (2002). Worked as a light and set designer on the performance Hemel boven Berlijn (2006) by Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the American Repertory Theater Boston, directed by Ola Mafaalani. Provided the decor, light and props for the musical Hair (2007) by Marcus Azzini. From 2009 to 2016, André Joosten was a member of the artistic team of Noord Nederlands Toneel in Groningen. He has provided the stage for a large number of productions, including Borgen (2016). The collaboration with Ola Mafaalani has continued with the production Kinder des Paradieses for the Berliner Ensemble in Berlin (2018).

André has been a member of the artistic team of TgNomen since 2014 under the direction of Hanna van Mourik Broekman. He will collaborate with Floris van Delft on the production How I Got Talent for Life (2020) and with Ola Mafaalani on the opera Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera Zuid (2020).

In addition to his theater productions, André Joosten has increasingly focused on his autonomous painting, which resulted in the Say Bear exhibition on 28 and 29 May 2016. in Theater aan het Vrijthof and in Le Salon Des Arts in Maastricht, and the exhibition If I were you from 5 to 10 December 2016 in Stadsschouwburg Groningen.

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