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Lithograph by Klaas Gubbels, printed in black, pink and light brown. Year: 1979. Edition: 37/90. Dimensions sheet: H56.5 x W38.5cm. Dimensions of the presentation: H31 x W23cm.
The work is hand signed and dated, lower right, in pencil by Klaas Gubbels. The authenticity of the work offered is fully guaranteed. A certificate of authenticity can be emailed upon request.
When purchasing, the work can be picked up in 's-Gravenzande (near The Hague).
(Scheveningen), Rotterdam and Delft and 5 minutes from the beach). The deadline for the
pick up, with advance payment, is very spacious, in other words the buyer can do the work for weeks or even
pick it up months later and if possible combine it with a visit to one of the
the above-mentioned towns or the beach. We can also ship the work. Our shipping days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Klaas Gubbels witnessed the bombing of his native Rotterdam at the age of six. His childhood took place on the one hand between burnt-out and ruinous houses in the city center and on the other with his grandparents, who lived on the Balkengat (now Balkenstraat), near a small harbor of a wood-copper on the Delfshavense Schie.
Gubbels came into contact with the visual arts through his father Kees Gubbels (1894-1974), who founded Kunsthandel De Brug during the war. In the fifties Gubbels followed various courses. He studied advertising painting from 1949 to 1951 at the Technical School in Rotterdam. He then found work in the advertising studio of the Rotterdam Bijenkorf. He then attended an evening course from 1951 to 1952 at the Rotterdam Academy of Art. As a result of his parents' divorce, Gubbels left for Arnhem in February 1952, where he studied from 1952 to 1958 at the Academy of Art Exercises in Arnhem. He also attended evening classes in sculpture. Gubbels did not graduate for fear of failing in the art history section.
In the 1970s, Klaas Gubbels was a teacher at the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts, now Willem de Kooning Academy, together with other painters and graphic artists such as Hannes Postma and sculptor Kees Franse. Gubbels works in Arnhem in his studio in the coach house of the Lichtenbeek estate or in France in the Ardèche.
In 1955 Gubbels had his first exhibition together with Just Sark in the university dining room in Utrecht, and at the De Violier bookshop in The Hague, in 1965 his first foreign exhibition, in Lisbon and Paris. In late 2004 and early 2005, a major retrospective exhibition of his work took place at the Museum of Modern Art Arnhem. Ten years later, Gubbels' eightieth birthday was celebrated with a special themed exhibition at Soestdijk Palace (September to November 2014).
Gubbels' work is represented in various major Dutch museums and in the corporate collections of, for example, Ahold, Akzo and TNT.
Over time, Klaas Gubbels' artworks have become increasingly abstract. At first glance it can be seen as unique, because of the limited number of visual themes. But this is also precisely the strength and charm of his artworks, according to some. He also uses a multitude of techniques and materials, such as: photography, lithograph, woodcut, wall painting, collage, objet trouvé, glass and metal.
His work has interfaces with artworks by artists such as Giorgio Morandi and Amedeo Modigliani and seems to be influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and George Segal.
In 2013, on the occasion of Jan Siebelink's seventy-fifth birthday, a special edition was published with fragments from Kneeling on a bed of violins and ten woodcuts by Gubbels inspired by them.