A colored crystal house! It exists and it is a real house in Amersfoort on the Heiligenbergerweg. A modern four-story building with a house, a studio and exhibition space. It is a new artwork by the Chinese-Dutch painter Juane Xue, which she has created for art, for the Amersfoort and Dutch public and for herself.
The source for the design of the Kleur huis is one of the names of Juane Xue namely “晶”. In English, “晶” means crystal. The chosen crystal shape has 21 facets (triangles) and symbolizes the 21st century. These 21 facets mean that no facet stands right on the ground.
The shape of the windows and doors are also derived from the word “晶”. The Chinese character “晶” consists of the combination of three characters “日”. This sign stands for the Chinese word “sun”. Doors and windows have all evolved from the word “日”. Under the architect’s imagination, the word “sun” has been used for windows and doors.
Juane Xue is a famous artist with a unique style, which is characterized by play of light and shadow and its rich use of colors. She also lets her style shine, which makes her famous, at the Kleur Huis. She uses the lucky number “seven” to symbolize all things in nature with seven colors.
The colors are purposefully applied to the house as in the paintings. The seven colors form the four seasons of the year, from the ridge to the ground, spring in the front, summer on the left, autumn on the octagon and winter on the right. There is a long blue shadow on the white facades under all seasons. Light and shadow always play a major role in Juane’s paintings. She regards the color blue as a symbol of space and mystery. The color white is the symbol of blank in Chinese painting, which indicates purity and infinity. The alternating combination of the colors white and blue, light and shadow form the concept of yin-yang, strong and soft. This shows the most important balance and perfect embodiment of the universe.
Characteristic of this artwork is Juane Xue itself the camouflage / sun blind curtain designs and makes. Because the moving light and the moving shadow on the floor is reflected in the exhibition hall. The aim of National Gallery Color House is to organize activities in the Color House where the quality of the exhibitions creates a stage / learning place for amateur art and professional art. The attraction for young and old should make National Gallery Color House a household word for people from Amersfoort and people from outside Amersfoort. National Gallery The Netherlands will put Amersfoort on the map.
National Gallery Color House is one of the most important Galleries in Amersfoort.
It locates in Color House which stands in the Beekdal Park (part of Randerbroek park).Color House is one of the artworks by artist Juane Xue and it is well-known for the unique architectural design and its multitude of colors.
National Gallery Color House is a gallery which was built for exhibiting the contemporary art and provides a platform for the contemporary artists to show their artworks to the public. Here is not only a place for audience to appreciate the high-quality of artworks, but more importantly, to open a window for art lovers to learn aesthetics and skills. The gallery invites contemporary artists from around the world and holds large-scale exhibitions twice a year.
The largest part of the permanent collection of National Gallery Color House consists of the paintings of Juane Xue, a Dutch-Chinese painter. Juane Xue (1962) is a very talented and versatile artist with an original style and intense use of color, particularly known for the use of light and shadow in her paintings. The original theme “Abandoned tables” is regarded as a representative work of Xue.
National Gallery Color House has a large collection of Xue’s paintings which is permanently exhibited in the museum.