Statement Pieter Zandvliet, Leiden 1969
Studied arts at the ‘grafisch lyceum’ and ‘vrije academie’ Pieter Zandvliet lives and works in Nieuwleusen in the Netherlands. With his characteristic use of colors and outlines, Pieter Zandvliet attempts to shake, mix and transfer his dreams, fantasy, the things that surround him and his imagination within his paintings.
Inspired by a selective search of extraordinary people and events in big cities, from the underground comic book scene and from the arts and culture of Spain, Mexico, Africa, Indonesia and the United States, due to the influx of ethnic cultures juxtaposition along side traditional Dutch values, such as personal freedom to do what one wants, Pieter Zandvliet transforms his linework into imaginary but reality based figures on contradicting backgrounds. Pieter Zandvliet, doesn’t make sketches, works one way out, right on the spot, is highly productive, works on walls, wood or canvas, has a quick delivery, sometimes chaotic and sometimes serene, in any case his works are pure, represent a part of his personality and are very important to him. Pieter Zandvliet started his creative career by painting murals and graffiti in the Netherlands during the 1980’s and strongly explored exchanges with artists from all over the world. His creative involvement in gallery Slaphanger, an active art community where art exhibitions, poetry readings and performances took place in the 1990’s up until 2002 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, his activities as a founding member of Dada Boise Group Krimpos as well as his frequent activities as a performance artist and the widely exhibition of his work on the Internet and in galleries throughout the underground and mainstream art scene, stood at the basis of the widely respected position he gained as a contemporary artist. A continuous flow of activities and exhibitions and a numerous flow on artistic participations in creative projects, guarantee a maximum interaction of his work with his worldwide public. Pieter Zandvliets’ work, is highly expressive, confronting, honest transparent & unique. His aim is transfer his thoughts and vibez through his work, reaching and sharing his creative expressions with as many as possible individuals and let his work travel all over the world. Beware, there is more to come
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