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Peter de Boer

Born in: 1979

Netherlands

Biography
Translation in progress

Painter Peter de Boer (The Netherlands, 1979) feels strongly connected to the sea. Intense nature experiences such as described and painted in Romanticism are a source of inspiration and starting point for de Boer. On a surfboard in the North Sea, surrounded by nothing but sea and swell, with a view of the horizon or towards the beach and dunes. In it he finds an image of the infinite, the passive contemplation of the eternal, during a temporary moment.

The horizon is a foothold but at the same time is a natural limit that indicates infinity. When the sun disappears behind it, a sense of time and transience arises. Perhaps that is why we often let ourselves be tempted into melancholy when we set our sights on the horizon.

De Boer often shows a path leading to the sea in his seascapes and dune landscapes. The sea as a destination or goal is a metaphor for freedom. Sometimes there are people in the landscapes or seascapes. Surfers, beachcombers and naval heroes; it is those who are attracted to the sea.

His paintings are an aesthetic rendition of freedom and infinity, but at the same time show a sublime threat that frightens us as it transforms from rippling to a savage lure.

When, in those days, travelers pulled blindfolded through the Alps of Italy in order not to see the cruel nature, in nature as we know it the traces of human presence are almost always visible in the landscape. This human presence deems Boer as both reassuring and disturbing.

Reassuring because it indicates that the area is not completely inhospitable, a certain safety is experienced, if one is 'among the people' or sees another ship or cabin, one is not alone. Unification with nature does not seem to be reserved for man. Although nature can evoke aesthetic pleasures, at the same time it turns out to be inhospitable. But in this case, with signs of human presence, the landscape seems tamed and under control.

Disturbing, on the other hand, because the same humanity peoples, depletes, pollutes and even destroys the natural beauty with ever increasing speed. The balance turns out to go completely the wrong way and environmental organizations worldwide raise alarms. Do we still know how to turn the tide in time, do we still gain insight and do we go into action before it is too late?

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  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Landscape

  • Painting Architecture

  • Painting Oil

  • Painting Acrylic

  • Dutch Artist

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Peter de Boer, Treehouse Fantastic, Painting

Peter de Boer

Treehouse Fantastic, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$808

Peter de Boer, Noordzee strand, Painting

Peter de Boer

Noordzee strand, 2019
43.3 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,580

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Monkey Pulah, Painting

Peter de Boer

Monkey Pulah, 2018
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,443

Peter de Boer, Biarritz II, Painting

Peter de Boer

Biarritz II, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,501

Peter de Boer, IJmuiderslag, Painting

Peter de Boer

IJmuiderslag, 2019
59.1 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,254

Peter de Boer, Caravan paradise III, Painting

Peter de Boer

Caravan paradise III, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,155

Peter de Boer, Surfhouse, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surfhouse, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$520

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Paradise van, Painting

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Paradise van, 2018
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
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$1,155

Peter de Boer, To the North Sea with my surfboard, Painting

Peter de Boer

To the North Sea with my surfboard, 2019
78.7 x 118.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,238

Peter de Boer, Muggenbos, Painting

Peter de Boer

Muggenbos, 2018
51.2 x 66.9 x 0.8 inch
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Peter de Boer, Friedrich, Painting

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Friedrich, 2019
74.8 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,081

Peter de Boer, Surfspot, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surfspot, 2019
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$520

Peter de Boer, Caravan Paradise, Painting

Peter de Boer

Caravan Paradise, 2018
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,443

Peter de Boer, From my Tent to the Sea, Painting

Peter de Boer

From my Tent to the Sea, 2018
78.7 x 118.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$9,238

Peter de Boer, Hidden Place, Painting

Peter de Boer

Hidden Place, 2013
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,483

Peter de Boer, Line up, Painting

Peter de Boer

Line up, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,175

Peter de Boer, Checking waves, Painting

Peter de Boer

Checking waves, 2019
9.4 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$520

Peter de Boer, Biarritz I, Painting

Peter de Boer

Biarritz I, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,501

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
17.7 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$982

Peter de Boer, A great start of the day, Painting

Peter de Boer

A great start of the day, 2019
53.1 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,734

Peter de Boer, Surferview I, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surferview I, 2019
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,155

Peter de Boer, Many waves, Painting

Peter de Boer

Many waves, 2019
63 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,081

Peter de Boer, Treehouse next to waterfall, Painting

Peter de Boer

Treehouse next to waterfall, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
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Peter de Boer, Man discovers emptywave, Painting

Peter de Boer

Man discovers emptywave, 2019
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,483

Peter de Boer, To the sea first light, Painting

Peter de Boer

To the sea first light, 2019
47.2 x 66.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,157

Peter de Boer, Treehouse in the woods, Painting

Peter de Boer

Treehouse in the woods, 2018
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,905

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Sunshine Cabin, Painting

Peter de Boer

Sunshine Cabin, 2019
74.8 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,081

Peter de Boer, Jungle greenhouse, Painting

Peter de Boer

Jungle greenhouse, 2018
31.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,078

Peter de Boer, Surfshack at the spot, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surfshack at the spot, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,155

Peter de Boer, To the Sea, Painting

Peter de Boer

To the Sea, 2017
59.1 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,254

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Nature Surrounded, Painting

Peter de Boer

Nature Surrounded, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
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Peter de Boer, To the Sea at Night, Painting

Peter de Boer

To the Sea at Night, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,887

Peter de Boer, To the Sea (big waves), Painting

Peter de Boer

To the Sea (big waves), 2019
53.1 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,734

Peter de Boer, Astronaut, Painting

Peter de Boer

Astronaut, 2019
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Peter de Boer, Lines, Painting

Peter de Boer

Lines, 2019
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Peter de Boer, Skyhouse, Painting

Peter de Boer

Skyhouse, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Peter de Boer, Tent, Painting

Peter de Boer

Tent, 2019
9.4 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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