A heart for beauty
Art Center HOres in Sint-Martens-Latem is more than just an art gallery. It is a place where art comes optimally into its own in generous spaces with a great deal of light, in a tastefully furnished model apartment and in the attractive garden with a water feature and patio. The interior and the garden strengthen the artworks and vice versa. The binding element is a heart for beauty.
That heart for beauty is drives what gallery owner Niña Van den Bosch. ‘It was never my intention to start an art gallery’, she admits. ‘But when I organised an exhibition several years ago with work by my dear friend Linde Ergo in Castle Egmont in Zottegem, the responses were so nice that I decided to follow my heart and to take the leap’.
Pleasure to see
Today, Niña Van den Bosch works exclusively with artists in whom she believes a hundred percent. ‘Art is very personal. Authenticity and vitality, that is what it is about for me. A pleasure to see is the keyword. I love my artists and their work. And I happily pass that love to other people.’
The great thing about Art Center HOres is how art, interior and garden come together in one harmonious whole. ‘A beautiful work of art gives added value to an interior, just as in reverse, a tasteful interior lets an artwork come better into its own. In the garden, I show how sculptures can make the difference. I laid everything out myself; this is my personal story. But I also enjoy going to people’s homes to give advice about how they can best integrate a work of art into their interior or their garden.’
The power to inspire
Next to the gallery in Sint-Martens-Latem, Art Center HOres also has a permanent spot on the Zeedijk in Knokke. ‘That way, I can give my artists the best opportunities’, says Niña Van den Bosch. ‘I invest in them because they deserve that. I want to put them on the map, internationally as well. Each artist has his own voice, his own palette. But what they share is their humanity, their authenticity and the power to inspire. That is also what makes their art so beautiful and so valuable.’