June 03, 2014

The bank as patron of the arts





It is not all that often these days that young talented artists get treated in a special way and receive that little extra push. Belfius bank decorated the walls of  its rue de la Loi / Wetstraat offices in Brussels with works of Adriana and José Luis,  two Latin American artists who live, study and work in Brussels.  
I  attended the opening of the exhibition in their presence.
José Luis Castro's abstract colourful works were inspired by his initial fascination with landscapes.
It is more difficult to capture Adriana Genel's art in a photograph; she makes lithographs, photo's,  video's etc.
Enjoyable environment  for its clients and staff that Belfius is providing with this initiative.  
After snooping around a bit, I discovered that every individual office in the bank is decorated with panels showing sayings by famous people, of which an example is Eleanor Roosevelt's " The Future".
http://adrianagenel.com
http://joseluiscastro.blogspot.be

17 comments:

  1. mooi die abstracte schilderijen, ik hou er wel van. vooral het zachte kleurenpalet trekt me aan.
    hartelijke groet van Hilde

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    1. dit was ook zo voor vele bezoekers, een veel gehoord commentaar.

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  2. What's this...a bank doing something good!
    Bring the smelling salts...

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    1. Helen, you've got to give the bank some 'credit'.

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  3. Belfius heeft regelmatig goeie tentoonstellingen, Anni !
    Lie(f)s.

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    1. ze moeten een geweldige eigen collectie hebben, Lies.

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  4. zachte tinten in die abstracte werken ..

    mooi citaat van E. Roosevelt .
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    groeten

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    1. ik hou sowieso al van citaten, maar dit stak er uit.. er waren er nog van Andy Warhol, Woody Allen, Harry Truman, Antoine de St Exupéry...Je moet maar eens gaan kijken, zou ik zeggen..

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  5. Always good to hear that banks are getting involved with young talent Annie.. I love Jose's style, I'm a big fan of abstract art. Hope they manage to sell some of their work this way.

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    1. I agree, Grace
      Wonder whether it will help their career...maybe this blog will...?

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  6. This are really beautiful paintings!

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  7. ik probeer ook af en toe abstracte schilderijen te maken maar zonder thema vooraf. Groetjes Dietmut

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    1. zal op je blog komen kijken naar het resultaat

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  8. Het tweede schilderij is heel mooi. Hou wel van geel.

    Groetjes,
    Filip

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    1. hij kent iets van kleuren, hé Filip
      zeer geslaagd werk.

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