Welcome to my site. My name is Guillaume Vogels, I work on paintings, watercolours, photography and sculptures. In my paintings and watercolours, which are my main works of art, I try to find a layered image that combines subtile colour changes, light and an atmospheric effects. The layered images remind my of a kind of patina and refer to all the work and time that has been put into the image, as if the work of art has existed for a very long time and has been touched by the wear and tear over the years. Like an old door in a building of which the paint has been peeled away, revealing old coats of paint and the wood, becoming a window into history.
Below: Abstract paintings - oils, acrylics, silk paper, wax crayon and pencil on canvas - sizes vary from 60 x 60 cm to 90 x 150 cm
Below: Watercolours - sizes vary from 13 x 8 to 27 x 17 cm.
Below: Landscapes, oil on canvas, 150x90 cm, 120 x 90 cm and 100 x 80 cm
Below: Seascapes, oil on canvas, 150 x 90 cm, 120 x 90 cm and 100 x 80 cm
Below: Ship series. Photographic prints available in different sizes and mountings, up to 1 x 1 m. Edition: 3 prints each.
In 2000 I graduated from Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg. My graduation project consisted of a short film and a number of photographs I took in the neighbourhood where I lived, 'het Nieuwe Westen' in Rotterdam. For one year I worked on the project, gradually getting to know more people on the streets and in their houses. I put invitations in letterboxes, visited the mosque, talked to people and asked them to participate in the project by having their picture taken by me. I used an old technical camera, which forced me to take my time and thus create photos which had a very different atmosphere from snapshots. In the end I think this project was my way of portraying or mapping my neighbourhood.
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May I am displaying my work at restaurant Abel in Poortugaal. This exhibition will be part of an art trail in Albrandswaard. Hope to meet you there.
More info and a PDF of the art trail can be found at:
19-20 and 26-27 June 2021 I am taking part in a group exhibit in Rhoon, in 'De Vlakkenburg' farm.
Our group consists of Karen Klein - jewelry designer, John Mostert - sculptor, Nicole de Moree - painter, Coby de Pagter - glassware collector and me. We aim to offer the local people an easily-accessible event full of beautiful objects.
I will be displaying my abstract paintings, some seascapes and plenty of watercolours.
This painting and two small ones were displayed at 'Winter Expositie', an exhibition for local artists around Rhoon. The exhibition opened at 15 December 2019 and ran until 5 January 2020 at Kasteel van Rhoon, Rhoon.
Kasteel van Rhoon
3161 KD Rhoon
These two paintings were displayed at 'Kleur Lokaal 2', an exhibition for local artists around Rhoon. The exhibition opened at 23 June 2019 and ran until 14 July 2019 at Kasteel van Rhoon, Rhoon.
Kasteel van Rhoon
3161 KD Rhoon
In November 2018 I had my first exhibit. My paintings were exhibited at Boek & Leeswinkel Het Witte Huys in Rhoon. Sadly, this lovely shop is no more.