Jan Wessendorp – TederIndringend

The month May opens with works by Jan Wessendorp (1940), a well-known Dutch contemporary artist in Bergen op Zoom.

The exhibition shows a selection of the oeuvre of this versatile artist whose works range from drawing and graphic to plastic arts (sculpture). Wessendorp creates figures and characters that show openness, even vulnerability, yet they are never defenceless let alone aggressive. They manifest themselves by their unusual look and posture. Despite their subdued emotions, one can sense the fear, compassion, happiness, loneliness and even some love there.

“Teder Indringend” can be considered as a belated celebration of the Wessendorp’s 80th birthday. The shown works are of personal choice, in stead of a chronological overview of the artist’s career.

Our special thanks to Albert Hagenaars for the foreword and kind introduction to Jan Wessendorp’s works. Albert Hagenaars is a poet, book critic and writer of many books, with whom Jan Wessendorp has worked together in several art projects.

Hereby the catalogue for you to keep and to share.


The artist Jan Wessendorp will be present every Saturday afternoon to tell you personally about his works.

May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 2-5 pm
June 5, 12 and 19 from 2-5 pm

See the exhibited works