Marcel Nies Oriental Art
Based in Antwerp, Marcel Nies opened a gallery specialising in art from Southeast Asia, India and the Himalaya regions in 1994. He has been trading since 1975 and built an internationally recognised expertise in Asian Art. Apart from the annual exhibitions held at the gallery, Marcel Nies Oriental Art has taken part in Tefaf Maastricht for over 30 years. Marcel Nies has supplied works of art to important private collections and museums, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.
Current exhibition: Art & Devotion: The Splendour and Worship of Asian Sculpture
Art & Devotion encapsulates the essence of Asian religious sculpture. The sacred sculptures included in this exhibition demonstrate how artists shaped abstract ideas and visualised the heavenly beauty of the divinities central to their community. The artworks once lay at the centre of devotional rituals performed privately in a domestic setting or more publicly in temples. The divine figures in their human-like form intend to protect, give hope, and function as tools of meditation to attain an altered state of consciousness.
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