Nov 162013
 

Title: World Citizen | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: Acrylic on canvas or wood from 1997 till now

World Citizen 2012

 

acrylic on canvas

120×80 cm

 

In the large dark blue, Pieter World all pieces put down that he likes. Mountains play a major role. As the Andes Mountains in Peru, Patagonia in Argentina, St. Moritz in Switzerland and other mountains and buildings that our government has blue marble.
Besides the main character on his shoulder is Malala who looks tired, recovering from the terrible attack on the brave girl’s life.
Behind her nothing but loving people, animals and flowers.

 November 16, 2013  Posted by at 22:28 Acrylic on canvas or wood from 1997 till now No Responses »
Oct 302012
 

Title: Bombay Boy 2012 | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: Acrylic on canvas or wood from 1997 till now

Bombay Boy 2012

Acrylic on canvas

80×120 cm

Bombay boy is a boy in a big city. As a hero he touched every day by the great Bombay to school and back, back to his room where he is dreaming away to a world without all the dangers that daily amount of energy costs.

 October 30, 2012  Posted by at 18:33 Acrylic on canvas or wood from 1997 till now No Responses »
Oct 302012
 

Title: Roma | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: Acrylic on canvas or wood from 1997 till now

 

acrylic on canvas 100×100 cm 2012

I visit Rome in 1998 with my wife Xandra and Stephson Itam. It was like walking around in other times.

I never forgot the impression it made on me. So I made Roma in 2012. A beautifull girl from Rome with the city and bones of Rome around her head, like flowers in beautifull collours. And in the bones the people who walking aroun in Rome.

Rene Maagdenberg Artist Meppel NetherlandsPieter started pouring in my life when I met him at a joint exhibition. I became a fan instantly. At that moment I had not –consciously- seen any work from the man. When and where we collided we found a shared past, a shared present, a parallel universe. Nice for starters.

Of course I googled him at home. Usually that’s a bit disappointing, now I was pleasantly surprised. I stumbled into a cosmos of familiarities, a tiny tad bigger than the one I’m accustomed to, and the interior design had its minor differences. Where ever you laid your eye on; it spoke of Pieter’s presence or at least of his swift return after a short walk with the dogs.

While getting to know Pieter and Xandra more and more, the depths in his work became increasingly deeper, something you don’t see all too often in modern art anymore. Fashionable extra dimensions, now available with increasingly less depth!

Not in the work of Zandvliet. Under one layer there’s another layer, behind that one hides another, shyly peeping around the corner. In seemingly uncomplicated looking outlines the tiniest detail dances forward, expressing in its simplicity a world of stories, the rest of the painting seemingly holding its breath, as if not to disturb anything.

We passed a couple of years now, made a series of paintings together, fitting astonishingly beautiful in both our oeuvres. Each collaboration standing on its own in a special way.

And I got to know more work of Pieter, a few hundred I suppose. What at first seemed to be a chaos now appears to be having amazing structures? Not unlike the spiraling cosmic arms of a nearby galaxy. My favorite tentacle being the one with drawings, drawings that present themselves as being quite plain a first sight. Then you get to know them, read their story (or better; stories), taste their colours, and hear their music. That’s where I think the essence lies: the so called Zandpad. I do believe! And I do realize that whilst writing this, Pieter’s universe has expanded, even more.

 

 October 30, 2012  Posted by at 18:30 Acrylic on canvas or wood from 1997 till now 2 Responses »