Have You Met… Dave Meijer?


Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some are famous, and some not, but they are all artists worth knowing.

The artist I’d like to introduce you to is the Dutch painter Dave Meijer.


Studio of Dave meijer.

“Dave Meijer (1955) belongs to the type of painters for whom painting is a cumbersome process. Slowly the image from matter is wrested. Increasingly, the painter corrects, updates, removes paint, sands, and adds new layers of paint. More than once it happens that the painting reaches a dead end, the openness is lost and the process starts over again.

A few years ago Meijer was tired of the drudgery of repainting. He decided to do everything he could to paint what is in his mind. The result was a series of paintings in the small format of 18 x 25 cm. There are 450 paintings in total (450 is the result of 18 x 25). It took nine months, after which he exhibited the series in an exhibition that he called Zero

Today Meijer repaints less, and he now paints more series. The components of a series of can vary in number from nine to the 450 of the Zero exhibition.”