Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden

Hans Some: Don't look at me!

some250On Sunday 30th of September at 11 am a new exhibition begins in the Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden of sculptures by Hans Some. At the opening Hans will talk about his work, accompanied by a glass of wine and some snacks.

Don't look at me, look at my work! – could be Hans' statement.

Born in 1968 in Munich, Germany, he moved as a young man to West Berlin, leaving behind a conservative Bavaria. But even in the enclosed Berlin, surrounded by the wall of the GDR, he soon felt limited. This encouraged him to make his first journey to Spain more than 30 years ago, where he eventually settled in the year 2000, opening his own studio near Alicante.

In the meantime, he discovered the multiple possibilities of metal design and expression in the studio of sculptor Stefan Herzog, Munich. Here he studied the basis of classic techniques like casting, welding and forging, which left its indelible mark all the way through to his most recent works. This was the moment he found his vocation: the confrontation with the material, employing great energy and strength to mould the metal, reaching and exceeding its own resistance.

Almost all are forged and welded unique works – only on a few occasions casted replicas have been commissioned. His work has been exhibited in numerous individual and collective exhibitions, and some is included in several public and private collections.

As usual, all the exhibited sculptures are for sale – the foundation does not require any commission.

Antonio Imbernón Summer Exhibition

imber270One of the objectives of the Klein-Schreuder Foundation is the assistance of artists and those who want to become one. Unfortunately, many artists cannot make a living from the sale of their art and have one or more additional jobs.

This is also true for Antonio Imbernón. He is a sculptor, qualified at an art academy, but he also is a renovator of ancient paintings and sculptures. We have three of his sculptures in our sculpture garden, bought by the foundation.

To help him there are now three more of his works on exhibition in the garden, these are for sale. All three are nude females, they are unique, made from polymer. Two are 75 cm tall, the third is slightly smaller, they are called Prudish, Timid and Wavering. Imagine how attractive your pool will become with one of these beauties on the edge.

Antonio needs a month to make such a sculpture, so a price of €1200 is certainly not too high. Please bear in mind that the whole amount will go to the artist, the foundation does not require any commission.

We have the pleasure of announcing that the garden is now also open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, the same hours as on Sundays. Of course you are still welcome on weekdays as well, after making an appointment by e-mail or phone.

Monique Neyzen: Bronze in Motion

neyzen250On Sunday 8th of April at 11 am, the inauguration of Bronze in Motion will take place in the garden, an exhibition of small sculptures by Monique Neyzen. Movement is the theme in her work and she is fascinated by dancers and horses.

At the inauguration Monique will tell us about her work, while the foundation provides an accompanying glass of wine. Visitors pay the normal entry fee to the garden, i.e. € 5.

Since the first of February it is possible to buy an annual ticket. You pay € 18 for the entry to the garden for yourself and one guest. During a period of one year you can come as often as you please. The guest could be your partner, a family member or your visitor, up to you every visit.

voorjaar18Spring has come to the garden. The buds of the trees that lost their leaves start swelling but those flowering in winter have not yet given up.

We have started mowing again. In the garden the weeds are not sprayed but mowed, so now the area looks like a lawn.

Hoping to see you in the garden!

Christmas Letter

Click to enlargeIn the first place we wish you all a nice Christmas and a happy New Year.

The picture of our shepherd with his sheep and his dog could lead you to believe that he is on his way to Bethlehem. However, we can assure you that they will be at their usual place in the sculpture garden at Christmas time to be viewed by you.

Our temporary exhibition of Teo San José is finished, remaining is his tall work (3.20 m) Salto of a whale, now part of our permanent exposition.

The yearly pruning of the palm trees is almost complete, they look beautiful. Next week it is the turn of the mulberry trees, a gigantic task, we have 59 of them. The oranges are still hanging in their trees, but already have got their orange colour.

jul2017art2For those of you who want to visit the garden on the festive days, the garden is open as usual on Sunday mornings from 10 am to 2 pm and on weekdays after an appointment by phone or e-mail. This is also valid for the Christmas and New Year period.

Effective January 1st 2018 the entrance fee will be increased to 5 euro. We have learned that a low fee makes some people skip a visit to the garden, what costs little cannot be worthwhile!

Finally a sincere ‘thank you’ to all visitors who shared an appraisal of their visit to the garden on Tripadvisor. We are proud to mention that the Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden this year has been awarded Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence for consistently great reviews from our guests.

Johannes Klein and Johanna Schreuder

Teodoro San Aguilar

leap270We are proud to present Teodoro San Aguilar (Valladolid 1958), sculptor, painter, art therapist and writer in our garden.

Today, Teo makes monumental abstract art – in the past he made works of wood and steel. In 2000, Teo was elected to participate in the Biennial Exhibition in Florence and the international press wrote enthusiastically about his work.

He subsequently received an invitation to represent Spain in the Triennial International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Paris, the only Spanish artist to participate.

In the year 2006 something happened that changed Teo's life. He participated in the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy in London, where he exhibited together with Antoni Tapies. The judges chose his Firebird as one of the most important works of the exhibition. Thereafter he began to exhibit all over the United Kingdom, in New York and in Mexico.

We have bought a large pieaguilar150ce of Teo’s work called Leap of the Whale for our permanent collection.

The exhibition runs from the 8th of October until the 19th of November. The festive inauguration with a glass of wine is on the 8th of October at 11 am. The entrance fee is €3, as usual.

Will Coles: Street Art

coles270The last decade has seen the street art phenomenon explode across the world. Uncommissioned installations to some, illegal graffiti to others. Call it what you like, but it is seen as the most democratic art movement ever. From back alleys to up-market city galleries it has changed the way we access art. Names like Banksy, Basquiat and Haring are now major art investments, often worth millions of dollars.

Will Coles is seen as one of the main sculptural street artist provocateurs in the world. He recently moved from Sydney, Australia to Callosa d'en Sarrià (Alicante) and has been "installing" free art in the region and beyond.

His work can also be seen on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, London, Paris, Barcelona and other major cities in different continents, but is also in major public collections in Australia and Europe. His work is made to be seen, not hidden in commercial galleries. Now that he lives here, he wants to exhibit here.

"The space at the sculpture garden really gives my bigger sculptures room to breathe," Will says. "But even if you can´t come, you can see my less-than-legal sculptures from Alicante to Barcelona."

Will Coles exhibits Street Art in the Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden until the 9th of April. The inauguration with a vino de honor is on the 26th of February at 11 am.

During the exhibition the smaller items can simultaneously be seen in the Fundación Frax in Albir.

Christmas Walk in the Garden

On Sunday December 11th from 12 to 13 p.m. we would like to invite you to a Christmas walk in the garden.

Christmas is the celebration of the light, even when it is dark inside us, the light will shine. A special event of hidden light is the ladder of Jacob which can be seen when the sun acts as a floodlight behind the clouds.

jacobMany artists have interpreted this phenomenon. The bronze statue Jacob's Ladder by Johanna Klein-Schreuder will be shown in the garden this day. During the walk other sculptures can also be viewed.

The Christmas walk will be preceded by a short Christmas meditation whereafter you will have the opportunity to light a candle or lay down any other symbol. After the walk a glass of wine will be served. The entrance is free, a donation will be appreciated.

This Christmas walk is organized in a cooperation between 'ZON Network' and the Klein-Schreuder Foundation. For more information, please contact Irene Godderij, tel. 682 463 744.

More than 3500 Trees and Shrubs

pyrostegiaAgain it is autumn in the garden and again the big autumn rains keep us waiting. But the plants flowering in autumn do not seem too concerned: The Hibiscus in her soft rosé colour, the Pyrostegia venusta in light orange and the Chorisia insignis, a tree with large beige flowers. And last but not least the roses, both bushes and climbers, which revive when the summer heat is over.

This year it is the pergola's turn for a thorough maintenance. After ten years the climbers must either be replaced or cut back very deeply.

chorisiaDuring the last months we made a new inventory of the garden. Twelve years ago we counted 107 different varieties comprising 2060 specimens of individual trees and shrubs. Now we have 231 varieties and a total of 3525 specimens.


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