L.O.F.T. ART

Our art commission (Gaila Pander and Elizabeth Muilwijk) aims to support young artists as well as talented amateurs, for whom it’s often challenging to find affordable spaces to show their work. That’s why we invite artists from Den Haag and its surroundings to come exhibit their art at the high and light space of L.O.F.T.!

For general information the details of our conditions, please contact Gaila or Elizabeth: gaila.pander@hotmail.com,
elizabethmuilwijk@gmail.com
or call 06 27 17 25 83 (Gaila).

About Gaila

Sculptor Gaila Pander grew up in a family of artists, turning creative expression into her second nature. In 1996 she started her own atelier in Pijnacker. She founded a second workshop in 2005 in the Provence, an amazing place for stone, where she stays for several months per year. When Erik and Defne started working on L.O.F.T. right across Gaila’s house, contact between them was made fast. The old shed on the north side of L.O.F.T. appeared to be a perfect place to work with stone. Soon it became Gaila’s new workplace! The first sculpture that was created here was Pomona (the Roman goddess of fruits), in honour of the opening of L.O.F.T. This statue has found a home next to the southern entrance, where you enter via the terrace of Café Loft. Gaila’s creates sculptures that are both figurative as abstract and organically shaped; she also makes tokens. When the weather allows it, you can find Gaila at work next to the pond, where she also organises sculpturing workshops from time to time. 

Under his baptismal name Remigius, Remco Hazenbroek mostly paints portraits, like this self-portrait from 2018. He likes to work in series, of which this ‘Zeven Hoofdzonden’ (Seven Deadly Sins) is an example. Explanation about these self-portraits about norms and values, you can find on: https://www.remigius.eu/uitklapplaat-in-atelier-magazine/

For L.O.F.T. he painted a new pentaptych, Het Gewicht van een Instituut (The Weight of an Institute), of which the composition is loosely inspired by The Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci. This work portrays Pope Franciscus, Beyoncé, de holy Virgin Mary and Stephen Hawking. The pentaptych is on display from September 10th at L.O.F.T. 

L.O.F.T. , THE LAND OF FREE THOUGHT IS ALSO THE PLACE OF FREEDOM IN EXPRESSION. WE CAN NOT THINK OF ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN TO DECORATE OUR WALLS AND SPACE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS! WITH 16 METRE HIGH CEILINGS/WALLS, CA. 650M2 GROUND AND AROUND 150 EXPECTED VISITORS A DAY WE ARE GLAD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER PASSIONATE ARTISTS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR VISION.

OUR ART COMMITTEE REGULARLY ORGANISES EXHIBITIONS IN THE SPACE THAT WE SHARE WITH CAFE LOFT. OF COURSE NOT MUCH HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST YEAR, BUT WE’RE OFF TO A GOOD START AGAIN! UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER YOU CAN GAZE AT THE POETIC WORKS OF OANA TUDOSE’S PROJECT IELE. OANA CAME TO ROTTERDAM FROM ROMANIA TO STUDY AT THE PIET ZWART INSTITUTE IN ROTTERDAM. IN 2017 SHE STARTED HER OWN PROJECT WITH WHICH SHE REPURPOSES WOOL FROM HER HOME REGION IN ROMANIA. FIND HER WEBSITE HERE

OUR NEXT EXHIBITOR IS MICHELLE PIERGOELAM WITH HER GRADUATION PROJECT ‘THE UNTANGLED TALES’. WITH HER FAIRYTALE-LIKE PHOTOGRAPHS, MICHELLE VISUALISES THE STORIES OF ANANSI STORYTELLERS AND ANGISA-FOLDERS, OFFERING A GLIMPSE INTO THE HIDDEN WORLD OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE IN SURINAM. FIND HER WEBSITE HERE