Aug 192014
 

Title: Sandcreek BLVD | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas

Sandcreek BLVD

Acrylic on canvas

60×60 cm

Title: Sandcreek BLVD | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas

 

Title: Sandcreek BLVD | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas

 

Easton Davy Artist, New York USA

Pieter Zandvliet is my Art Brother from another Mother! I saw his artwork first all over Schiedam and I wanted to meet the man who was creating all these wonderful strange images…he seemed like my “Brother in Art”… It took me 2 years to finally meet my Art Brother from another Mother! And I am very happy to know him!

Pieter Zandvliet has the 3 things that make an original and successful artist.

1. Pieter Zandvliet has a wonderful sense of humor. He is funny and his artwork is funny. It makes people smile and laugh and wants to jump IN THE AIR and say “HELLO I AM ALIVE!” Pieter Zandvliet artwork is full of life and color…IT IS ALIVE!

2. Pieter Zandvliet is always drawing and painting and doing something creative in his style of drawing and painting. He is always producing art and he seems to produce artwork in his sleep! Pieter Zandvliet creates artwork without worrying about when he should stop, like a true musician he creates art without having to follow the rules! He is like a scientist always exploring new directions with his colorful imagination!

3. Pieter Zandvliet does not worry about what “SOCIETY” thinks about what he creates. He is not worried about the judgment from the “CRITICS” on what is “GOOD” or “BAD” ART… Pablo Picasso once said about art; “When it is bad it is good!” Pieter Zandvliet also believes what Picasso says. And so do I. That is why Pieter Zandvliet is my Art Brother from another Mother!

 August 19, 2014  Posted by at 13:12 2011 - 2019, Paintings on canvas No Responses »
Jul 212014
 

 

Title: The girl from Surabaya | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas

The girl from Surabaya
Birthday suprise for my dear everything Xandra Severien
Acrylic on canvas
100×140 cm
 

 

Faatima Faa Ali, Indonesia
Unique and Eccentric In His Ways
It maybe sounds a little bit funny that actually I met Pieter Zandvliet through a social network – MySpace. For the first time we knew each other online, I felt that this guy would be my friend. I don’t know why. We had chatted and talked about a lot of things. Though we are very culturally different, I am from Indonesia and he is a Dutch, we built up a tight friendship.
The intimacy became stronger every time we talked about his family, especially his wife Xandra, who is also an Indonesian. I almost never talked with Xandra, but I am sure we both like each other.
I like Pieter’s very unique personality. I love the way he expresses his feeling of life through his works. His paintings are so original and colourful. He knows what he wants. In my opinion, Pieter is a truly great artist who loves his job and devotes himself to it.
Sometimes I am shocked by watching these paintings. As a European artist, he’s really free in mind. As an Asian, with the extremely different culture from the west, the wildness and freedom in the arts looks vulgar to me. But I can understand and also respect the way a great artist should be.
In general, I love his art works. I can see a vivid Pieter through his colorful and creative drawing- a genius with a nice warm heart. It is my honour to introduce Pieter Zandvliet in this book here. He’s a really incredible. Please keep up the great work, Piet!
Much Love from Jakarta, Indonesia — with Faatima Faa Ali in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

 July 21, 2014  Posted by at 17:27 2011 - 2019, Paintings on canvas No Responses »
Jul 062014
 

Title: Lola Española | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas

 

Lola Española 2014

Acrylic on canvas
100×140 cm
 

In this artwork I create with all kind of Important people and thing my love for the history of this beautifull country.

Here are some of the names: San Francisco, El Grego, Miguel Cervantes, Lola Española, Lorca, Reina Isabela, Velasquez. One of the most famous paintings create by Pablo Picasso, Geurnica.

Don Quichot, Collumn, and so much more…

Rene Maagdenberg Artist Meppel Netherlands

Pieter 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.

 

 July 6, 2014  Posted by at 18:19 2011 - 2019, Paintings on canvas 2 Responses »
Jun 212014
 

Title: Remix of Japan | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas


Remix of Japan 2014
Acrylic on canvas
100×140 cm
 

I created this painting/drawing only with Uni Posca paintmarkers. Cause I think Iám like Lucebert and many other artists more a drawer than a painter. The idea for this artwork was to made an artwork full of elemants out of the beautifull history of Japan, and  also things from the modern times. On the background I draw the Fuji vulcan. I created a mix from buildings and people my own Japan, A Remix of Japan, in bright collours on a dark background.

Rob van Kuijk, Arnhem Nederland

A friend draw my attention to the work of Pieter Zandvliet and I was immediately hooked. His drawings and paintings make me particularly happy. With its continuous flow of ideas he puts themes effortlessly into a framework, namely his absurd and humorous image of humanity. You discover the works of Pieter in layers with continually new and surprising details. A visit to Pieter’s studio or living room is an experience and feels like coming home. Not at least because of his juicy stories

 June 21, 2014  Posted by at 17:27 2011 - 2019, Paintings on canvas No Responses »
May 012014
 

Title: cyber village | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: 2011 - 2019 Paintings on canvas

cyber village
2014
Acrylic on canvas
50×50 cm
 

 

Most of the people never been there, the city of the future, where people walking around with Alians on botox and wild members of the Holly Duck gang. But there comes a day we were are there, the name of the travel named Pacience.

 

Jeroen Smit Friend, Gallery Bruelle Steenwijk Netherlands

Yes anyway ….Pieter Zandvliet is a allround artist, pencil, markers and brushes are his instruments and the white, flat surface is in principle, the challenge to his fantasy and reality in his head to put it down. Then it has to happen, the drop of the imagination and images playing in his head must be moved on the screen, otherwise Pieter is unhappy, very unhappy. For over thirty years. With more and more color and a clear “own” style his works leads to ever more imaginative; namely drawn stories, great stories. If you look closely at the work of Pieter, it let you see a lot more, namely within the clear contours, were it all take place.

Pieter is not a follower, but has a clear identity. His work is honest and pure with humor and sometimes with erotic nuances. The very diversity makes him in my opinion, an artist who performs at the highest level

 May 1, 2014  Posted by at 16:52 2011 - 2019, Paintings on canvas No Responses »