Have you met…Rob de Oude?


Rob de Oude's studio

Rob de Oude’s studio

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist  Rob de Oude.

Installation view at Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR.

Installation view at Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, FR.

Bio

Dutch native Rob de Oude lives and paints in subsequently Brooklyn and Queens, NY. He has been educated at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam, in painting, sculpture and art history and has followed the Graduate Program for painting at SUNY Purchase, NY, as part of an educational exchange program. de Oude has shown in the US, Europe and Asia, has participated in several art fairs in New York and Miami, Slick Art Fair in Paris and has, amongst others, been featured in the NY Post, L Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Artnet Magazine, NYArts Magazine, The New Criterion, Haberarts.com, Capital New York, Bushwick Daily, The James Kalm Report.  As a founding member, de Oude is currently co-director of Parallel Art Space in Queens, NY.

Static Motion - 2012 - oil and acrylic on panel - 16” x 16”

Static Motion – 2012 – oil and acrylic on panel – 16” x 16”

“Rob de Oude makes straight lines bend. He achieves this perceptual effect through a rigorous and meticulous painting process, layering and weaving matrices of straight lines until, between the contrasting colors and crisscrossing patterns, grids begin to bow and warp. This visual slight, a more painterly and maximalist type of Op art, tricks the eye through sheer ocular overload. In an age of unabated visional stimulation, these super-imposed networks speak of digital delirium, increased connectivity between disparate points and, perhaps most crucially, unbridled visual pleasure.

Much like a web — whether of fiber-optic cables or spider-spun silk — de Oude’s compositions have a seductive power that’s difficult to escape. Indeed, each piece reveals more of itself the longer viewers’ eyes remain caught in its patterns. The many precise and overlapping threads begin to separate and become distinct, previously unnoticed hues emerge, and the compositions seem to shape-shift and spin as viewers parse the works’ optical static. The latticework of lineaments slowly reveals its inner logic.

De Oude’s paintings demand contemplative and close engagement beyond their immediately gripping visual tricks. Looking at a piece can induce a trance-like immersion not unlike his painting process. A surprisingly simple rig with clamps and ruled edges allows for an infinite variety of fine lines applied in dozens of layers over a base of airbrushed neon clouds. By juxtaposing contrasting hues, he builds up a complex mesh whose individual strands can only be teased out on close inspection.”  Read complete statement here.

Split Litmus - 2013 - oil on panel - 16” x 16”

Split Litmus – 2013 – oil on panel – 16” x 16”

Other material relating to Rob de Oude.

Artist website: robdeoude.com

Parallel Art Space: www.parallelartspace.com

Culture Hall: Rob de Oude

Bric Blog: Rob de Oude

James Kalm: Rob de Oude

Bushwick Daily: Rob de Oude

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Have you met…Paul Corvers?


Untitled (665) Untitled (665) 24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

Untitled (665)
Untitled (665)
24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Paul Corvers.

 Untitled (630) 35 x 40 cm, oil on panel

Untitled (630)
35 x 40 cm, oil on panel

Born:
1953 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Education:
1977-1982: Art Academy St. Joost in Breda.

Untitled (659) Untitled (659) 24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

Untitled (659)
Untitled (659)
24 x 30 cm, oil on panel

“I generally start from a concrete idea. This idea is usually connected to things that I am working on or that keep me busy, and is often landscape related. My inspiration is frequently sparked by little pencil sketches — often not much bigger than a matchbox — based on observations that I have made in the countryside. I also make sketches from photos I have taken. Sometimes it is a combination of these things. There are many of such little drawings in my studio. I often flick through them when I want to start working on a new painting. Once I am working, I let myself be influenced by what happens; the next steps usually present themselves automatically. If not, then I just give it some time.” PC quote Studio Critical.

Untitled (662) Untitled (662) 50 x 50 cm, oil on cotton

Untitled (662)
Untitled (662)
50 x 50 cm, oil on cotton

Other material relating to Paul Corvers.

Artsits website: paulcorvers.com

Artist blog: paulcorvers.blogspot.ca

Studio Critical: Paul Corvers

ArtSlant: Paul Corvers

Structure and Imagery: Paul Corvers

Undercover Painter: Paul Corvers

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Have you met…Wilma Vissers?


Atelier Wilma Vissers

Atelier Wilma Vissers

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Wilma Vissers.

Hout, oilsticks (Wood, oilsticks) 6 x12cm 2012.

Wilma Vissers, Hout, oilsticks
(Wood, oilsticks)
6 x12cm 2012.

Wilma Vissers lives in Gronigen, The Netherlands.

Education

Royal Academy of Art and Design, Den Bosch,

1984-1985 (second year)

Direction: Graphic Arts and Painting

Academy of Visual Arts Minerva, Groningen, 1985-1989

Final examination: 1989

Direction: Graphic Arts and Painting

papiervorm van raufaserbehang (wall paper) 2x140x 2cm 2013.

Wilma Vissers, papiervorm van raufaserbehang
(wall paper)
2x140x 2cm 2013.

Monprint 65x 70cm 2013.

Wilma Vissers, Monprint
65x 70cm 2013.

Statement

“I am inspired by emptiness and space. Spatiality and infinite space must be present even in the smallest work. That is why I go to Ireland for several weeks every year

During the past two summers I have had the opportunity to works as an artist in residence at the “An Ceardlann na gCnoc”(An Clo) foundation in Donegal, Ireland
This is a residence in a very lonely place at the edge of western-Europe.

Since 2008/2009 i have been making a daily drawing in a Moleskine sketchbook. I wanted to break the theme of the ‘daily drawing’ away from the sketchbook in which they were made. In the workshop of An Clo I produced a series of lithographs based on these drawings.
The process off the daily drawing just went on as usual in Ireland. I could use these drawings to make a lithograph. The daily drwing became a daily “lithography”. The lines that I printed on paper had a sober and graphic character.
The abstract shapes were directly inspired by the rocky and rugged scenery.

During the second stay I noticed how certain things that I saw everyday kept recurring persistently in my drawings and lithographs. A large whale skull that served as a gateway to a house inspired me to make large monumental shapes in black and grey.

Through the process of making a daily drawing in a book I am aware that my hand is searching for new forms and lines. This search is not limited to drawing, but is also expressed through experiments with new and unusual materials for painting, such as sandpaper or newspaper.
Is what I am doing still painting? The past years I find myself in between painting and sculpting.

Space plays an important role: not only the space between my artworks, but also how a space is used when I present them as a large installation on the wall.
I want to pay attention to the detail of each individual work of art that was made separately, without losing sight of the larger whole formed by all of them together.”

Wilma Vissers

Hout, oilsticks (Wood, oilsticks) 2012.

Wilma Vissers, Hout, oilsticks
(Wood, oilsticks)
2012.

Other material relating to Wilma Vissers.

Artist website: Wilma Vissers

Studio Critical: Wilma Vissers

The Drawing Center-Viewing Program: Wilma Vissers

The Center for Book Arts: Wilma Vissers

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