Sculptures by Brigitte Wawoe
and Angel Luis de la Rosa
Photography by Paul Senders
Opening February 17
You are invited to Symbiosis II, showcasing a blend of mixed media stone sculptures by the dynamic duo, Brigitte Wawoe and Angel Luis de la Rosa. Building on the success of their first collaboration at Landhuis Bloemhof in 2022, Symbiosis II promises to be a visual feast for art enthusiasts.
This time around, the artistic synergy extends beyond Brigitte and Angel, with guest artist Paul Senders adding an unique dimension to the exhibition. Paul shows photographs of the surroundings of their inspiring studio.
Symbiosis II: A symphony of stone, metal, wood and photography
Brigitte Wawoe and Angel Luis de la Rosa are both sculptors. Brigitte, known for her abstract creations from Tafelberg stone, joins forces with Angel, whose figurative work comes to life with metal and wood.
Their collaboration began in 2015 when Brigitte enlisted Angel's help in her workshop. What ensued was a remarkable transformation, leading to their joint venture in sculpture-making in 2017. The culmination of these three years of intense collaboration resulted in the 2020 exhibition 'Symbiosis' at Landhuis Bloemhof.
For Angel, working alongside Brigitte was a leap out of his comfort zone, shifting from figurative to abstract art. This creative process not only influenced Angel's approach but also clearly accentuated the unifying power of art, transcending individual differences in working styles, gender, age, and culture.
Joining this artistic symbiosis is Paul Senders, a multi-talented designer, artist, maker, and photographer. With his camera, Paul documented the creative haven around Brigitte’s workshop at the Curaçao Mining Company, offering a unique perspective on their artistic surrounding. A curated selection of these photographs is featured during Symbiosis II.
About the visionaries: Brigitte Wawoe, Angel Luis de la Rosa Gonzáles, and Paul Senders
Born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1939, Brigitte's artistic journey has spanned various continents. While currently residing in The Netherlands, she frequently returns to Curaçao, where her sculpture studio hides on the east side of the Tafelberg at Fuik Bay. A versatile artist, Brigitte's mastery extends beyond sculpture, encompassing media like painting and glass art. Her stone sculptures, characterized by abstraction and intuition, invite viewers to explore hidden forms. With exhibitions worldwide, Brigitte continues to captivate audiences with her ever-evolving artistry.
Angel Luis de la Rosa Gonzáles
Hailing from Santiago de Cuba, Angel's journey into the world of art began at the Academia de Artes Plásticas José Joaquín Tejada in Cuba. Specializing in sculpture and drawings, Angel's artistic exploration led him initially to embrace the versatility of wood. In 2009, he brought his skills to Curaçao, where he has since had solo exhibitions, collaborations with local artists, and made a mark in international exhibitions. Angel's introduction into the Dutch art scene in 2023 garnered attention, with work displayed at the 'Nationale Kunstdagen' in Gorinchem and PAN Amsterdam.
A seasoned artist and designer, Paul's journey began at the art Academy in Tilburg and later the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His work, a harmonious blend of art and functionality, is mostly made with wood, metal, and synthetic materials. Paul is also a photographer, capturing the essence of artistic processes. His presence during Brigitte and Angel's working sessions resulted in a collection of evocative photographs that provide a glimpse into the creative setting that surrounds them while at work.
Visit Symbiosis II, where the artistic endeavors of Brigitte Wawoe, Angel Luis de la Rosa, and Paul Senders come together in a celebration of creativity, collaboration, and unique perspectives.
Angel and Paul will be at Landhuis Bloemhof on Saturday mornings.