By BIKKEL ARTIST, President of Zervas Art Club Rotterdam, Netherlands
On January 28th, 2021, I had the great honor of being invited by the President of the World Federation of Zervas Art Clubs, Mr. Panagiotis Milt. Zervas and the Board, to establish the Zervas Art Club Rotterdam at The Netherlands.
Since 2015 I have participated in many International Painting Symposia organized by Zervas Art. My goal is to visit countries unknown to me and get to know the people who live there and discover their culture.
To my delight I got to know the cities of Rome (2016), Paris (2016), Moscow (2015), Barcelona (2017), Thessaloniki (2015) and Santorini (2019). At Moscow (2015) the Ambassador of Netherlands honored me to attend my Masterclass ‘Lost in two Worlds’ at space Izmailovo Kremlin Cultural Center.
By participating in the various symposia and by giving master classes, I have been able to meet many great international artists.I have been able to work with them for several days.I learned from them.I was aware of an inspiration level while working.Most of all, their friendship is in my heart forever.
On February 2th, 2021, Mr. Panagiotis Milt. Zervas invited me to set up the TOP 20 NL Contemporary Artists under organization of my curatorship and Zervas Art Club in Rotterdam.
My curatorship of almost twentyyears for Galerie Kunst aan de Kade has allowed me to get to know a large group of professional Dutch/Caribean artists and to follow them in theirwork. In 2019, I was allowed to organize a group exhibition of twenty Dutch/Caribbean artists together with the curator of Museum Maassluis. For the TOP 20 NL ContemporaryArtistsI have also approached a large number of artists from this group to participate.
I’d like to thank Mr. Panagiotis Milt. Zervas for this great opportunity of an online presentation. Thank you very much!