A Solo Exhibition of paintings from Gabriella Cleuren’s  BRAVE NEW, OLD WORLDS series.

From 29/08/2013 until 22/09/2013

Church Sint-Nicolaas, Apostelplein 9100 Sint-Niklaas Belgium

Through my fascination with the work of Goya, who expressed his criticism in his etchings and Black Paintings about his contemporaries, memories, testimonies of the war between Spain and France in the 18th and 19th centuries and the 19th century spirit of intolerance, I detect parallels with my time. Two hundred years later, the human condition has barely improved. War is pervasive and spreads across our planet like a wildfire with terrible consequences. Like biblical catastrophes, mankind destroys his environment, his habitat, his existence, his fellow man. One only needs to collect news images to reinforce this vision on which this installation of my paintings has been assembled.


Widows 2009

My limited edition book contains images of many of my paintings that are not on display in this exhibition. The book contains an essay on my Brave New Old Worlds series of paintings written by Bart Vandenabeele, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy at Ghent University. The content–durable images that introduce an important aspect of our era, the 21st century.

© Gabriëlla Cleuren 2013

About the book :

You can admire all exhibited works ( in order of hanging) online:!847

More works on Brave New Old Worlds can be admired online :

Information on the location of the exhibition :

Lost worlds – Brittany, a rich waterworld

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Brittany’s nature is a powerful primeval element, especially the ocean that violently crashes against the rocks and the seashore, but also leads to magnificent beaches and islands. That fascination for sand and water is visible in my images. The remarkable daily occurring sandy connection of the mainland to the island of Raquenez is the theme. The tide exposes the corridor or closes it at moment’s notice. This rhythm repeats itself every six hours and gives the passageway a very significant charm, where people repetitively discover small crustaceans, shells, wondrous rocks and creeks, spending hours in exploration, fascinated by all treasures that wash up from the sea, which are never identical.© Gabriella Cleuren 2013gc_geabsorbeerd_ap_11k.jpg

Absorbed 2011 29 x 42 cm

These images are chosen by the artist to give a good idea about the coast visited in Brittany :!2526

Other works from the series “Lost Worlds” on:


ArtFinder Alerts Art Buyers of New Available Artist Works

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Some artists we know who recently opened up shop on ArtFinder– Gabriella Cleuren    Agent X   Leon Sarantos   Sharon Sieben   Marie Kazalia

ArtFinder has many advanced settings for tracking sales and shipments of your art, as well as for interacting with other ArtFinder artists and site Users. As an ArtFinder artist, I receive email alerts when a User (aka potential buyer) follows me or favorites one of my artworks. I can then follow the User back and  review the User’s profile to see all the artists the User has followed. With this new understanding of the User’s tastes, I may add images of my other available artworks to meet the User’s interests. ArtFinder sends the Users following me a newsletter containing images of my newly uploaded available work.

A recent ArtFinder newsletter (excerpted below) alerted me to new artworks available from artist Gabriella Cleuren–with cropped thumbnail images that enticed me to visit her portfolio on ArtFinder for full views of each work.

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Common Problems When Purchasing Fine Art

The best way to buy art and avoid all the common problems of purchasing art mentioned in this video, is by purchasing direct from living artists. You can buy art directly from Belgian artist Gabriella Cleuren on her website.

Gabriella Cleuren Paintings: Filled Emptiness

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Filled Emptiness—Contact with reality, life in its specific aspects is an important foundation for my work. How do you consciously create from your mind, which is necessary for my concept of my ‘virtual worlds’? For this purpose you first have to fill up your battery with colour, shape, motion and composition. The content then automatically sprouts from the data collected.© Gabriëlla Cleuren 2013
Family 2007 42 x 29 cm ( 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. )
Art Laren Netherlands from June 14 until June 16 2013You can view the exhibited works at:!1529
Other works from the series “Full Emptiness” on: collaboration with New Place Art Gallery: website of Art Laren Netherlands:

Gabriella Cleuren’s website:

Meaning of Light— New Painting in Artist Gabriella Cleuren’s Brave New Old World Series

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The Light symbolic.

Light is a condition for seeing. It is so normal that we are rarely conscious of it. It makes everything visible, but remains unnoticed itself. Nonetheless, it is a graphic means for the artist, which she or he directs, or a given which she or he copiously directs her/himself in their work and in their observation. Because light is decisive for the atmosphere and thus it announces or transfers something to the viewer without him or her becoming aware of it. Light feels nice. It gives brightness, clarity and is the bearer of old archetypal meanings which any person of any culture whatsoever intuitively feels. Light stands for cleanliness, goodness, sincerity, truth, spirituality, simplicity and modesty, strength, wisdom and beauty; in short, for the divine. Thus it is positively set.

© Gabriella Cleuren 2013


                  Meaning of light 2013 73 x 54 cm ( 28 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches)
Art of the Prom Nice France from  June 7 until June 9  2013.
Gabriella Cleuren’s book featuring her Brave New Old Worlds painting series is available directly from the artist via her website–here is the link to preview and order:
You may view the artist’s newest paintings in her series Brave New Old Worlds just added to her site, here :
The website of Art of the Prom :

Paintings of Artist Gabriella Cleuren in All Female Group Exhibition:der weibliche blick

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Injured by others supported and helped. An image of solidarity with difficulties. This is the human image par excellence, that seems to be forgotten.

Carried by friends, Gabriella Cleuren, 2009,

Carried by friends, Gabriella Cleuren, 2009, 110 x 73 cm – 43 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.

From May 16th a group exhibition with other exclusively female artists is on view at KunstvereinBurgwedel-Isernhagen until May 20, 2013. The title of the exhibition is: der weibliche blick.

More information about this exhibition at in German.

Gabriella shows two works from the series: Brave New Old Worlds. If you want to see more works from the series Brave New Old Worlds show, click on the following link:

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The Many Worlds of Spontaneous Artist Gabriella Cleuren

Gabriella Cleuren, Mother comfort, 2011, acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper 54 x 73cm/ 21 x 28 inches

Gabriella Cleuren, Mother comfort, 2011, acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper 54 x 73cm/ 21 x 28 inches

“In art, the first step is interpretation, or a total transformation, meaning an indoctrination or transformation by the mind. During this process, unconscious elements creep into the work that give it its appeal and inner layeredness, ” says prolific painter Gabriella Cleuren.

Examples of her paintings, in this blog post, show just a tiny part of her extensive subject matter or “worlds” of stunning color and textural brushwork. You may view many more paintings in the art worlds of Gabriella Cleuren on the artist’s website —

Gabriella Cleuren, Arab Woman, 2011, Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper, 110 x 73cm (43 x 28 in)

Gabriella Cleuren, Arab Woman, 2011, Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper, 110 x 73cm /43 x 28 inches


Gabriella Cleuren, at the other side 4, 2007, acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg paper, 54 x 73 cm/21 x 28 inches


Gabriella Cleuren, Silent Companion, 2009, Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250g-mg Paper, 54 x 73cm/21 x 28 inches


Cover of Brave New Old Worlds, Gabriella Cleuren

Preview and buy Gabriella Cleuren’s book Brave New Old Worlds here.