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11 Dec 2011 to 11 March 2012

Artists of this Exhibition:


Bettina Hachmann
Brigitta Zeumer
Christian von Grumbkow
Dorothea Hussels
John David
Klaus Tenner


Allmuth Lenz
Jürgen Keil


Klaus Schröder
Nushin Morid
Stefanie Wollenhaupt
Take Bijlsma


Susanne Stähli

Jürgen Keil

Allmuth Lenz

Dorothea Hussels

S. Wollenhaupt

Bettina Hachmann

Take Bijlsma

Christian von Grumbkow

John David
   Klaus Schöder

Nushin Morid

Susanne Stähli

Klaus Tenner

Brigitta Zeumer

Peter Royen
Paintings, early woodcuts and casting templates

16 October - 02 Dezember 2011

Peter Royen was previously represented in the Flow Fine Art Gallery in 2008, with his quiet work in white. This year we want to present him from a different, lesser-known aspect of his work. For forty years a collection of beautiful woodcuts has remained in the dark, but can now be seen in a fine selection. The central theme of his woodcuts, and hand prints, is the artist’s wife Christine. She inspired the then 28-year-old artist with a very special atmosphere that shines through in the prints.
During the same period he created the plaster models that will be exhibited for the first time with us in this form. Originally formed as a template for casting metal casting, they are reflected in the contrast of Royen’s painting the same silence and emptiness of his work (again). Like his paintings, they are rather quiet, but here the most dynamic, with constant flow and movement.

Peter Royen likes the colour white. For him geometry, right angles, squares, rectangles, bars fit well with white. Sometimes they get lost in it, or even dissolve. In the silence of the clear structures, the white balances the delicate combination of form and language of his pictures in the foreground.

His colour of choice was not white from the beginning. The first pictures of his first exhibition featured red. But because art critics then spoke about the intense color as it moved through the forms, something had to be done. Peter Royen: "The red had to go, so that my forms could be better heard. Nothing should distract from the essence!.." Peter Royen creates his own environment, with the greatest concentration, clarity and honesty.

For more than five decades the 88-year-old Peter Royen has been known as an intensive Ambassador of Fine Arts far beyond the borders of Düsseldorf, where he has lived since 1946.
He dedicates himself with exceptional sensitivity and power of art and firmly stands for the "freedom of art" and "respect for the artist".
His great cultural and political commitment to the visual arts led far beyond the borders of Düsseldorf, such as in receiving of the Federal Cross of Merit.

His paintings can be found in major museums and numerous private collectors - the Dutch royal family has acquired several works. And not just because Peter Royen comes from the Netherlands: "My pictures are not loud, but very intense, and through time they just do not let you go." Peter Royen has absolutely no trace of showmanship, the noted art critic Professor Werner Schmalenbach has called him the "Painter of Silence".

He wrote about Royen:

"Of course he is, as each of his images, extraordinarily sensitive. But sensitivity is not much more than a commodity. It's what you make of it. Peter Royen makes "his own quiet, lyrical, gently breathing images between the poles of the confines of the picture and the freedom of painting. He is a painter of silence. "

1923 born in Amsterdam/Netherlands
1946 - 1949 Academie of Arts Dusseldorf
1949 - 1953 Member "Rheinische Sezession"
1956 Member "Group 53"
1960 Member "Group Europa"
1996 Honorary Award of Villa Massimo, Rom/Italy
2003 Honorary Member of the Artists Assossiation "Malkasten", Dusseldorf
Single Exhibitions (selection)
1954 Museo d'Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/Brazil
1977 Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
1992 Kunsthalle Kobe, Kobe/Japan
1995 Musée Jenisch, Vevey/Switzerland
2002 Museum Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort/Netherlands
2003 Malkasten, Düsseldorf
2005 Kunst aus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster
2006 "53x53 - Eine leise Retrospektive", Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
2008 "Peter Royen sieht Rot", Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
2011 Galerie Broft, Leerdam/Netherlands
Group Exhibitions (selection)
1961 Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland
1962 tedelijk Museum, Peter Stuyvesant-Collectie Amsterdam/Netherlands
1966 Musée des Beaux Arts, Neuchâtel/Switzerland
1993 Peter Royen und seine Freunde,
Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
2003 Gruppe 53, Museum der Stadt Ratingen
2007 Altes Museum, Mönchengladbach
"24|7 - Die 24 Stunden des Tages",
Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
Collections (selection)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Kunstmuseum, Basel/Switzerland
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg
Osaka City Museum, Osaka/Japan
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
Collection Queen Beatrix und Prince Claus of Netherlands
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel/Belgium
Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf
Current work in oil


Early work - woodcuts


Early work - casting templates


Ulrich Brauchle – Painting
Young-Ja Bang-Cho – Paper Art
Allmuth Lenz – Photo Art

July 10th – October 3rd 2011

Ulrich Brauchle - Painting

The interplay of form and color are at the forefront of Ulrich Brauchle's works. Figurative motifs such as clouds, architecture, trees and fields are reduced in the development process to simple abstract formulas, as he is not so much interested in the content. Ulrich Brauchle describes this process as a dialogue with the oil paint applied on canvas. Differently colored surfaces are emerging and begin to communicate with each other. Each action of the artist brings with it a new request and creates the need for an answer, asks the observing painter to respond. In this way, the image grows, and the composition is coming together.

In a long dynamic process, elements, sometimes with translucent, sometimes with impasto application of paint, are being suppressed or completely rejected, while others are highlighted and rearranged until in the end the composition has found its balance of colors, shapes and atmospheres, and presents itself as complete.

Ulrich Brauchle was born in 1971 in Ellwangen.
From 1991-1996 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart; he then completed a two-year study of history, art history and theology at the University of Tuebingen.
For his work he was granted the 2003 Art Prize of the Kunstverein Heidenheim, and one year later he received the Felix Hollenberg Prize.
Since 1995 Ulrich Brauchle is presenting his works in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Morat Institute of Art and Art History, Freiburg i. Br.
He is represented with his works in public collections, including in the graphic arts collection of the State Gallery in Stuttgart and in the collection of van der Grinten, Castle Moyland. Ulrich Brauchle is married and has got three children.


Young-Ja Bang-Cho – Paper Art

"The canvas is like a mirror, the screen reflects back to me who I am.
Looking at was has been created, I see myself. "

The substratum on which her images are created, are wood or canvas. Almost the entire paper for her paintings she draws from mulberry bast fiber. Also the thinner or sometimes thicker layers are drawn with a sieve and applied wet on the substratum. Then it is painted with egg-tempera or acrylic. In her works, symbolically the wind is present, the wind is carrying, connecting, spreading - it can come as a refreshing breeze or as a storm that brings devastation, it changes landscapes with its power, it lets boots glide on their way in the water.

She describes her own way in this foreign land as often stony, desolate and full of storms ...
Against this background symbols of the wind element emerge in Young-Ja Bang Cho's work again and again.

Young-Ja Bang Cho was born 1947 in con-Ju, Korea.
In 1970 she moved to Germany, and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg.
Since 1989: group and solo exhibitions, performances, scholarships in Europe, Asia, Overseas, curator and project leader for "PaperArt".


Allmuth Lenz – Photo Art

"Especially in wind and storm and from the moving vessel,
sometimes images full of longing, of journeying to the horizon are created."

Allmuth Lenz is moving with her works between photography and painting. In order to come closer to her inner images of atmospheric landscapes, she looks for the combination of the two and plays with the possibilities of painting with the camera. Thus she discovered the possibilities of the pinhole camera, also called Camera Obscura, with its own appeal of blur.

The pinhole camera is the oldest form of photography. The image is produced solely by incident of light through a small hole on to a photosensitive medium. Almuth Lenz produces the deliberate blur of the photographs through shooting freehand without a tripod and using very long exposure times.

Allmuth Lenz was born in Hamburg in 1958.
While studying medicine, she worked with artistic black and white photography. After her studies she discovered the color photography. Since 1995 she has devoted herself - besides the photography - to painting.
Since 2002, her photographs are created more and more with the Camera Obscura. In experimental way of working, she combines analog and digital photography with painting.
Numerous group and solo exhibitions since 2001.


10 April 2011 - 06 July 2011

Brigitta Zeumer – Painting
Nushin Morid – Sculptures from Clay

Brigitta Zeumer - Painting


           Selection of exhibitions from Brigitta Zeumer
           First exhibition 1971
1991  Emperor's Palace Peking, Museum of Art Nanking, Shanghai/China
1994  European Parliament, Straßburg
1999  Museum "The Substation", Singapur
2000  Museum of Modern Art, Kairo
2002  Galerie Schneider, Berlin
2005  Gallery Spectrum, Euskirchen
2006  Gallery Wild, Frankfurt/M.
2009  Gallery-T Chinaforum, Kürten

Intern. Academy of Art, Heimbach

Gallery Forum Lindenthal, Cologne

2011  Gallery Bhopal, India

More Information: www.brigitta-zeumer.de

Nushin Morid - Sculptures from Clay

More Information: www.morid.de

6 February 2011 - 03 April 2011

Dorothea Hussels - Painting

Dorothea Hussels : Painting

05 December - 30 January 2011

Dirk Schmitt - Painting
Christoph Jakob - Sculpture

Dirk Schmitt - Painting


Further Information: www.dirk-schmitt.de

Christoph Jakob - Sculpture


Further Information: www.christophjakob.de

Events in the Flow Fine Art Gallery


Jennifer Grasshoff
Gallery manager
  John David

Every last Sunday of the month
the Flow Fine Art Gallery in Hitdorf on the Rhine
is offering a Matinee from 11am to 2pm.
Have a glas of champagne, some tasty snacks
and listen to extraordinary live-music.

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