Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
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

'Landscape with white house', 2006
Acrylic on canvas, 63 x 78 cm
Signed: lower left 'Thijs Buit '06'
Thijs Buit (1934)

A kind, modest and honest person whom displays a great flamboyance in
his work. This is Thijs Buit in a nut shell. Thijs got his degree at
the 'Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunst' (state academy of visual arts)
in Amsterdam. One of his teachers was Sierk Schröder.

We met Thijs and his wife Janssien for the first time in the gallery
Nijenhove in the town of Diepenheim. Thijs' work sold very well, but
it was difficult for him to let go of his beloved work. He told us
that to him it was like coming home to an empty house whenever he
viewed the space previously occupied by a sold painting. Thijs
describes painting as 'a perpetual struggle to portray the emotions
which move me. A landscape for example should not merely be seen but
also experienced'.

Thijs Buit paints a lot of landscapes and turns some inside out.
It should be noted that nothing within his 'inverted landscapes'
is made up. None of Thijs' work is premeditated, he is completely
guided by his emotions. Thijs also has a penchant for still life
paintings, these however are not a realistic portrayal of people
but of his emotions and thoughts. This is what makes the work of
Thijs Buit so exceptional and inspiring for spectators.

Also view: www.thijsbuit.nl