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Fik van Gestel is a contemporary artist who explores the possibilities of painting. His tactile sensibility allows the artist to focus on the nuances of the paint while working. "Jenkins Green" is the name of a powerful and full green color often used by van Gestel.

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"Jenkins Green" is the title of an exhibition by Fik van Gestel. Undeniably the name brings expectations. Does it refer to a green oasis in London or in the outback of Australia or is Jenkins Green too unsightly to be found on any map? An atlas won’t make us any wiser, because the reality is less prosaic. Jenkins Green simply is the name of a powerful and full green color often used by …

"Jenkins Green" is the title of an exhibition by Fik van Gestel. Undeniably the name brings expectations. Does it refer to a green oasis in London or in the outback of Australia or is Jenkins Green too unsightly to be found on any map? An atlas won’t make us any wiser, because the reality is less prosaic. Jenkins Green simply is the name of a powerful and full green color often used by Fik van Gestel. According to the manufacturer the name refers to the American abstract expressionist painter Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) for whom this acrylic was made . Until recently, Fik van Gestel …