Robert Zandvliet (NL, 1970) is one of the most talented painters in the Netherlands today. He is an ambitious artist whose thinking and practice is rooted in the language of painting.Read more about the artist
Robert Zandvliet (1970) is known for his investigative observations of his direct environment and the true pictoral representation of that environment. The motifs which Zandvliet paints in thin layers of tempera paint have been reduced to a few planes and contours. Stripped of the picturesque and restored to their essence, one could refer to these schematically rendered objects as being ‘archetypal’.
On a wall of more than 100 square meters makes Zandvliet a temporary frame and draws a painting based on sketches. You can see him measuring the wall, mixing his paint, but especially you see him looking. In the wall drawing there are all kinds of references to theme’s of his oeuvre; as we see landscapes, roads, the moon and the crows of van Gogh et cetera. He goes searching for the essence of those paintings and subsequently creates a new image of his own.