I really questioned the gallery scene in The Netherlands for many years and always chose to do my own unique approach: a combination of old and new art with objets d’art: for years, I was rejected by local gallery associations because they only would accept single art movement representation galleries. The typical white wall fluorescent lighting feeling. During the last five years, forty percent of those galleries closed their doors.
A few of the worlds best minds in the gallery, auction houses and art associations have recently written lenghty articles which conclude the same: the high-end art collector of the future is an avid world-traveller: who takes her of his que to purchase a new piece only from intuition, artistry, historical relevance and the joy and amazement it sparks… not to own an entire collection of only modern, only sculpture, only photography, etcetera…
You can choose to buy a modern artpiece today and the next time an Egyptian antique…
“To share that amazing “wow” feeling I have when I come accross world-class Fine Art or Luxury Interior that I know has great story line and artistic value is my passion.”
We appreciate the lasting legacy of the rennaisance man: from draughtsman to architect
Attention to details is key in the artworks that we curate to be a part of our collection
Unique and hidden details add to the romantic story of an artpiece; art is supposed to enlighten and inspire.
A true DaVinci ‘renaissance man’ he endeavoured to be the best clog maker of Holland, run a refugee center for Dutch Government, became Holland’s Best Wedding Photographer, founded Restaurant Week South-Africa: donating proceeds to Streetsmart helping homeless youth, operates a seasonal art gallery in Gstaad, Switzerland and is now living his lifelong dream of an art collection representing the finest old masters and modern in a true cabinet of wonders gallery space along Amsterdam’s UNESCO world-heritage site canals: TERTIUS COLLECTION.
Tertius Xavier van Ooosthuyzen — Gallery Founder & Owner