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Antwerp Event Diamonds for Life: a Shining Success!

A Review on Antwerp’s First Fine Art and Jewelry Fusion Exhibition

Lighting the way for the future of fine art and design, TM-ART Fine Arts International hosted an innovative and prosperous charity event at the royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp from the 8th to the 13th of February. A great array of visitors marveled at the beautifully composed exhibition of fine art, design and jewelry. The Diamonds for Life (D4L) event raised funds for the Kom op Tegen Kanker cancer foundation of Belgium.

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Over 6 days and 2 VIP receptions, some 900 visitors crowded in from Meir Street to view carefully selected artwork by Gabriel Meiring, Thomas Maes and 13 other artists and craftsmen from around the globe. Among the exhibitors were the generous Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden who donated one of their limited edition prints of Dreams of Diamonds, the world’s largest jewel & photography super-book. The book was sold, along with artwork by misters Maes and Meiring and some jewel work by Michielsen Manufacturing.

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From Left: Gabriel Meiring, André Gantman and Thomas Maes pose in front of Oil paintings by Meiring

Dominick Alexander Rediers and Director Thomas Maes proudly opened the event and extended welcoming words to numerous ambassadors, mayors, ministers and other esteemed guests such as Minister Geert Bourgeois, Minister Annemie Turtelboom, Kristel Strubbe and Schepen Andre Gantman, who expressed their enthusiasm for the coming ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014. VIP reception guests were delighted with the haute-cuisine dinner and service by Horta and many toasts were made. Live classical piano performances were composed and played by maestro Gabriel Meiring and a brilliant last minute addition, Ms. Evelyn Sagita Kauw. Throughout the entire event, Grani d’Oro Café of Monte-Carlo offered diverse excellent, quality coffee beverages.

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As proposed, this event provided an excellent stage for the participating artists, gallery owners, craftsmen and sponsors who gained much exposure and made solid connections throughout the VIP receptions and daytime visits. Guests and participants were thoroughly satisfied and continue to send praise to the TM-ART team for organizing and hosting this truly world-class event.

Below: Artist Igor Kormyshev with his paintings

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Artist Vincent Messelier and wife

TM-ART Fine Arts International extend their gratitude to all who were involved and the team now eagerly devotes itself to launching ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014 (13 – 20 June) cultural fair and the ART ANTWERP 2014 Opening Celebration Gala with Hilton Antwerp (14 June).

ImageFrom Left: Ms. Evelyn Sagita Kauw, Art Xchange Gallery Director Benny Oentoro, Artist Vivien Richter and husband presenting artwork ‘The Hyperbolic Moment’ – a Tribute to Paul Cezanne, 65 x 80 cm, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2014

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Artist Rudy van Niewenhove with ‘Dead Right’ and ‘Dead Left’

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Director Thomas Maes and Artist Roderick Lloyd presenting a flex-art table piece with unique design ‘Mrs. Stairs Shopping on Golden Boulevard’

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Artist Alexander Lee with Illustration ‘The Greatest of Expectations’

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Artist Monica Andres Alvarez presenting her artwork ‘Blue as Peace’ of the ‘Keeping Feelings’ series

To see photo coverage of the D4L event, visit TM-ART on Facebook.

To learn more, request an application or inquire about sponsoring for ART ANTWERP, visit www.artantwerp.com.

Brought to you by Art-Expo vzw, TM-ART Fine Arts International and ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014, Grani d’Oro Café, ArtTour International, KNACK, ATV, ArtdesAnnonces, Horta, Hilton, Perfect Pixel, Vel’Or and many more.

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‘Diamonds For Life’ Exhibitor Rudy van Nieuwenhove

Rudy Van Nieuwenhove was born in September of 1962 in Kortrijk, Belgium. He showed his first signs of creative artistry at the age of nine, as a first year Academy student in Harelbeke. Due to high expectations in academia, Rudy’s artistic journey was delayed. Rudy later went to college, but was drawn to back to artistic training.

 

Through his curriculum, Rudy rapidly consumed all knowledge and experienced as much as possible on the subject of painting, illustration and more, with an undying thirst. At only nineteen, he held his first solo exhibition. During this age, Rudy focused mostly on ink drawings and worked day and night.  As a result, the exhibition was completely sold out and there was a tall list of orders. In the same year, 1981, Rudy worked with ‘New Gallery’ in Kortrijk along with other artists including the widely celebrated Karel Appel. Many works were sold there, and mainly to buyers in the Middle East. Due to this great success, Rudy was able to establish his own company in 1983. He held exhibitions in just about every town around Kortrijk.

 

Rudy’s artwork evolved as he worked with oil, acrylic, and lacquer, always working away here and there, in a frenzy of wine, caffeine and sugar. Over many years, Rudy organized his exhibitions with the help of his wife Dorine Vanhie. In the last 10 years, he has become increasingly sought out in France, particularly by champagne houses. They commissioned him regularly to portray exclusive frescoed paintings of their homes for bottle labels and hangings.

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Thusly, Rudy attracted much attention and was given the opportunity to push himself to his limit. He was invited to exhibit his works and talents in America, The Netherlands, and Taipei. Unlocking possibilities, Rudy came to want to conquer the world, exploring not only the globe, but equally his artistic abilities; he delved into sculpting, surrealism, pop-art, nudes, dripping and more.

 

Rudy has so far exhibited in Newport / Harelbeke, Zwevegem , Kortrijk , Deerlijk, Leuven, Waregem, Stasegem, Epernay / France, New York, Ford Lauderdale / Florida Daele , Roermond / Netherlands and Antwerp / Belgium.

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Groeningekaai 24/41

8500 Kortrijk

West-Vlaanderen

Belgium

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tel + 32 56 296 299

van.nieuwenhove.rudy@telenet.be

www.rudyvannieuwenhove.be

Visit Rudy van Vieuwenhove at Diamonds for Life this February at the Royal Paleis op de Meir.

The Diamonds for Life event will be showcasing fine art, design and jewel craftsmanship from the 8th to the 13th of February. Find out more via www.tmartfinearts.com/events/

A black tie reception starring Rudy van Nieuwenhove will be hald at the palace on February 10th. Reception will feature standing dinner, charity auction, live music, art and jewel exhibit, cocktail service, and much more. During the events of the 8th and the 10th of February, the Napoleon Museum within the palace will be open and offering guided tours. Reception tickets are available for purchase online from which a portion will be donated to Belgian Cancer Research charity Kom op Tegen Kanker. A limit of 60 tickets will be available for sale for each of the two VIP receptions. Buy now via www.artantwerp.com

Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014 by TM-ART Fine Arts International and ART-Expo vzw

‘Diamonds for Life’ Exhibitors

ALASTAIR LAIDLAW & CHRISTINE MARSDEN

 

Dreams of Diamonds

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Welcome to our magnificent book Dreams of Diamonds and the exclusive limited edition set of prints from taken from the book entitled The Illuminant Edition.

As photographic artists and designers for over 20 years we have been involved in all forms of photography and printing.

Over the years we have become known for our work with precious stones, in particular diamonds, and have always aimed to combine our creative fine art ideas into our commercial work. As a result of this towards the end of 2007 we began to explore the idea of producing a wonderful book of highly creative photography exclusively devoted to diamonds.

We are committed to large format images and have been very fortunate on numerous occasions to use the 20×24 inch Polaroid camera, producing exclusive collections of work in both Polaroid Transfer and Emulsion Lift techniques. We also specialized in Platinum Palladium printing with many of our images being printed using this technique.

Considering all the large format work we had created throughout our careers, the idea of producing a fabulous ‘Super Book’ was a natural progression along a path we had already been travelling for many years. The project was completed in summer 2013 and had taken almost 6 years.

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Dreams of Diamonds  is one of the most beautiful books’ in the world, it is also the largest book ever produced on diamonds. Published as a limited edition, with each image exquisitely created and featuring many of the most magnificent diamonds of all time, quite simply it stands as a unique work of art. A significant number of copies from the edition have already been distributed to many of the major libraries, museums and diamond institutions throughout the world.

We are delighted to announce that the book will be on display to the public for the first time at the prestigious Diamonds For Life event at the Royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp in Feb 2014. Also being premiered for the first time at this event is the exclusive collection of prints taken from Dreams of Diamonds entitled  The Illuminant Edition. This is a strictly limited edition, with only 10 boxed sets of prints being produced.

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We feel honoured and privileged to have been able to create such an exceptional and unique project and extend our heartfelt thanks to the many wonderful people involved.

Christine and Alastair

Email:  contact@dreamsofdiamonds.com

Website:  www.Dreams-of-Diamonds.com

Here are a few important facts about Dreams of Diamonds:

There are over  500 million dollars worth of diamonds displayed in the book, including the 2 most expensive diamonds in the world
1st    The Pink Star
2nd  The Millennium Star

This book presents the 2 most perfectly graded, flawless identical diamonds ever found – Yin & Yang.

This Magnum Opus is the largest limited edition book on diamonds ever published, and also in the top 5 of the largest  limited edition books to be produced in the last 100 years.

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Visit Alastair & Christine at the Royal Paleis op de Meir this February. The Diamonds for Life event will be showcasing fine art, design and jewel craftsmanship from the 8th to the 13th of February. Find out more via www.tmartfinearts.com/events/

Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014 by TM-ART Fine Arts International and ART-Expo vzw

www.artantwerp.com