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Robert van Bolderick, The Follower

Robert van Bolderick The Follower, 2019

View in a room Painting 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch Unique artwork

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Robert van Bolderick, The Follower
Description
  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Antibes - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Painting : acrylic, pencil, charcoal, collage

  • Themes

    Portrait

  • Support

    Painting on Arches paper

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Robert crée des peintures remarquables pour leur texture et leur présence sculpturale avec des couches de peinture empâtement. Sa richesse de palette et son utilisation de couleurs vives qu'il a mises sur la toile de lin, crée une œuvre fascinante d'art de techniques mixtes par laquelle le spectateur se sent sans cesse absorbé.

    Education:
    Robert van Bolderick studied Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden for two years at Stockholm Municipal Art School and one year at Paletten Art School.
    Studied Film and Editing at Kulturama Film School for two years and crossmedia/DTP/webdesign at NTI school for two years in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Studied Corporate Finance at DUID school in Stockholm, Sweden for one year.

    Part of a series of paintings I play with elusive notions of memories and dreams, placing remnants of personal notes, poems and photos amongst writing and recognisable images from recent and past events. This plethora of imagery takes on new meaning and symbolism when combined on one canvas. I use mixed technique to my practice to breathe life and vibrancy into collaged surfaces with acrylic, oil, ink, charcoal and tempera. These fragmented images and texts emerge hazily from the paintings, giving you flashes of meaning but not divulging too much. My paintings are eclectic and symbolic and is about finding a balance in this patterned and rhythmic combination of collage and paint. The colours in the paintings are inspired by nature and the light shifts in the sky.

    My work is an interpretation of the differences between history and memory. How we are changing the memories every time we go back to them, and how we recognize images and remember events, and how other people’s memories are different from your own. Memory refers to the way in which individuals and societies choose to remember or forget certain moments and events in their history. With the use of collage and paint I’m interested in creating a compelling work of abstract art with recognisable elements that engages the viewer, is endlessly absorbing and promotes a meaningful dialogue, putting the viewer in an atmosphere of dreaming and remembering. Where the images be decorative, but also give an interest to move closer to see more details. I want the viewers to recognize personal memories in my paintings.

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

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Robert van Bolderick

Born in: 1968 Sweden
Biography
Translation in progress

By using a mixed technique that combines acrylic, oil, gauche, tempera, to the praxis of collage, it gives life to the artworks with a dreamlike and vibrant scenario that imprison on the canvas tracks of the real and of metaphorical evocations. Rhythm, pattern and balance is important in the paintings. Images and text fragments sticks out, but don't give the viewer all information, just like dreams and memories its fragmented and fuzzy, just gives a glimpse of what have happened.

Using collage is influenced and refer to a typically Dadaist aesthetics, but at the same time they're purged of the Dada polemic force and iconoclastic fury. In fact, the paintings colour, cut-outs, symbols of a mysterious past, like of the present, slowly emerge on the surface in a continuum of summons and recovery, composing and compressing themselves into new formal structures capable of returning the memory of reasons and feelings, and emotionally closer to the Rauschenberg's memory to aim for a particular text and image to have an underlying meaning.

Documenting the lives and our footprint through time and what the future has to show, history repeats itself. This has happened, mixed with a dreamy, ethereal world.

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