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Frans & Kapma Foundation


There is so much marvellous art in this world. Art that wanders through
thoughts and the stories behind the thoughts. Here is a first impression
of art that fascinates us.

Discover the artists represented in the FRANS & KAPMA COLLECTION.

01. Thijs Buit
02. Machiel Hopman
03. Geert Meijer
04. Helen Sieger
05. Hans van Herwijnen
06. Gradus Verhaaf
07. Ida Roekevisch
08. Johannes Meintjes
09. Jan Rozeboom
10. Jacques Krebbekx
11. Alfons Vermeir
12. Willem Paerels

'Portraits (Man and Woman), 2007
Oil on canvas, 49 x 40 cm
Signed: upper left 'dick tasma'
Dick Tasma (1951-2013)

Dick Tasma painted the tragicomic facial expression of clowns, professionally cheerful but often with a head full of personal tragedy, on an intriguing way. The glance is heartbreaking and the lively, sensual lips in bright red are dripping with sadness. By contrast, the bright green brushstroke on the woman's head is an effort to make it all a bit more playful and light-heartedly. Clown, buffoon and court jester reflect the extremes of life. Doesn't everyone have to do with joy and sorrow?

The artist lives and works in Nijmegen. He is educated at the Art Academy in Tilburg, where he is particularly influenced by the teachers Nico Molenkamp (1920-1998) and Gerard Princee (1908-1999). His theme 'clowns' is clearly inspired by the work of Nico Molenkamp.

Dick Tasma frequently exhibits in galleries and at art fairs in the Netherlands but also in Germany (for instance in Duisburg, Emmerich, Mannheim and Berlin), Switzerland and Italy. France and America 'hang in the air'. His work is included in a respectable number of corporate collections (Gasunie, Ohra, Hogeschool Arnhem, Radboud hospital and so on), and in numerous private collections both domestically and abroad.

Unfortunately, Dick Tasma died on March 19, 2013.

Also view: www.dicktasma.nl