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Daan van Golden

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer

It has been ten years since Daan van Golden exhibited work in a gallery in Antwerp. That exhibition—also at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer—included four paintings entitled Heerenlux, the name of the brand of paint used by the artist. The four paintings, each 47 x 37 3⁄8", all represented the same detail of a decorative pattern of leaves and fruit found on a piece of fabric.

Last fall van Golden returned with six more paintings entitled Heerenlux; they refer to the same motif and are painted in the same way, with the same paint, in the same color red. However, they are very different works. This time, they offer three different patterns, though still taken from the same fabric. In the first room, three 78 x 53 1⁄8" paintings each repeat a section of the pattern in close-up. In the second room, three smaller paintings of various sizes offer even closer views of the same motifs.

With each of these

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