A fter a substantial business career, Carine Verbreyt opened Nassau 42 Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2013. The twofold goal of the gallery: to make art more accessible to the layman visitor, and to provide a platform for up-and-coming artists. “The art world can seem quite intimidating, even elitist to many people. I want to change their perspective.”
 
Nassau 42 Fine Arts explicitly aims to welcome visitors who have little prior knowledge of fine arts. “I want people to discover something new when they come in, and I like to help them find their way in the often confusing art world,” explains Verbreyt. “I create my collections based on what visitors like to discover, what is trendy, and what is artistically valuable.”

Nassau 42 Fine Arts

“A lot of artists make incredible work, but struggle to get it displayed. I want to give them a platform. That’s also why I don’t work with a particular set of artists over and over again, like many galleries. I display creations by 40 to 50 different artists each year, who work in all sorts of styles and materials.”

Fine arts for everyone at Nassau 42

Verbreyt keeps her gallery displays harmonious by centring her exhibits around specific themes. In May and June, she will display the work of Antwerp-based Jewish artist Carole Czopp, while the summer months will be dedicated to pop art by the likes of Mat Kemp and Vic Jobé.

“I believe art has to be affordable, without compromising on artistic value,” concludes Verbreyt. “That’s the best way to get people to engage with it.”

Find Nassau 42 Fine Arts at Nassaustraat 43 in Antwerp, and online at:

www.artnassau42.com

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