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Grand Opening of Rafel Bestard with the Cultural Attaché of Spain in Mokum and high level networking – Tomorrow 23rd April 2016

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AEPH is pleased to invite its members to the exhibition in Galerie Mokum Amsterdam, of the new works by Spanish painter Rafel Bestard. The Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Spain to The Hague, Mr. Fernándo Fernández Aguayo will inaugurate the exhibition tomorrow Saturday 23rd  April at 17hrs.

Bestard (Mallorca, 1967) obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990 (University of Barcelona). Over the years he has won many awards including First Prize Biennial of Plastic Arts of the City of Albacete. 
Bestard comments on his work that “from my early days I wanted the paintings to reveal something: a special world in which absurdity gives way to rebelling against the narrow range of meanings in an increasingly more complex world. My work explores the relationship between fusion and fundamental opposites: Light and Shadow, Love and Death.”

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Galerie Mokum, was founded in the early 1960’s. The gallery has been a critical site for the viewing of realism in Dutch painting, a position that strengthened the role realism continues to play in the larger Dutch art world. The gallery represents more than thirty artists, mainly Dutch and, in recent years has expanded its horizon and now represents a few well known realists from other countries.

Rutger Brandt & Gustaaf Dekking

Rutger Brandt & Gustaaf Dekking of Galerie Mokum

On the occasion of this inauguration in Mokum tomorrow Saturday, you will be able admire the latest work of Rafel Bestarde – being able to listen to his comments in person-,  meet the Cultural Attaché of Spain in the Netherlands, Mr Fernando Fernandez Aguayo,  and the owner of Gallerie Mokum ,Mr. Rutger Brandt,  one of the most influential personalities in the artistic scene of Amsterdam. All this with a drink and “hapjes” while networking  at high level, as the best of the cultural and business worlds of Amsterdam will be present at this superb event.

Participation in this event is free and exclusive for members of the AEPH. If you’re not a member yet or your membership has already expired and you want to enjoy this and other exceptional events, you can either Register as a member or Renew your membership.


 Place:   Galerie Mokum, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 334, Amsterdam

Date:  tomorrow Saturday April 23rd  -The exhibition will be open till 22nd of May.

Time:    from 15h until 18h.

Entrance:  free and exclusive for AEPH’s members. The registration which is only for members is mandatory through this link:

Registration Grand Opening of Rafel Bestard with the Cultural Attaché of Spain in Mokum and high level networking