Mar 272013
 

Title: Exhibición en Catalunya | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: News

                                                                El Cuadro< Salutacions des de la Costa Daurada 2013

 Significa mucho para mi tener una exhibición en Catalunya. Parte de mi corazón quedó allí, desde la primera vez que pisé Catalunya en 1976. Siendo un niño de 7 años experimente una estadía en una campiña de Tamarit junto a  mis padres y hermana.  Quedé fascinado por el castillo y nadé solo en el  hermoso mar. También hicimos un poco de shopping en la hermosa ciudad de Altafulla y por supuesto visitamos Tarragona, donde un amigo de mi tío vivía. Recuerdo que era un hombre que cerraba las puertas de su casa al atardecer.

Personalmente siento un vínculo especial con Tarragona porque el sueño de mi abuela Sarah, quien falleció en 1971, fue ir a España de vacaciones y, luego del fallecimiento de mi abuelo, mi tío la llevó a Tarragona.  Ella quedó fascinada.

Cuando estaba de vacaciones, en 1976, sufrí grandes quemaduras de sol, casi muero y en mi alucinamiento estando con mucha fiebre, vi cosas que no estaban y personas que no estaban allí… Siempre pienso que parte de mi arte tiene que ver con esos estados.

Mi unión con Catalunya nunca se terminó, nunca me sentí apartado de esa tierra. Mi deseo es visitarla cada vez que pueda, para ver y sentir mi región favorita de España, degustar sus comidas, disfrutar de maravillosas vistas, la gente y el ambiente.

En mi trabajo para esta exhibición, buceé en mis memorias, lo cual no me resulto fácil, pero esas experiencias de niño me ayudaron mucho a lograr lo que me proponía en mi pintura.  Usé de todo, conversaciones, rostros, escenas, historias, fragancias, colores, todo lo que podía aportar a mi trabajo. Para que sea puro y algo que salga directo de mi corazón.

Verán que no hago borradores, pero si experimento mucho con los colores.

Ya he dicho demasiado… miren y disfruten.

Sinceramente,

Pieter.

 

 March 27, 2013  Posted by at 16:35 News No Responses »
Mar 262013
 

It is significant for me to have an Title: Exhibition in Catalunia | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: News

My heart lies, since my first introduction in 1976, in Catalonia. Where I, as a seven year old boy with my parents and sister, stayed at a campsite in Tamarit. I was fascinated by the castle, and swam in the sea myself happy. We went shopping in the beautiful village of Altafulla. Of course we visited often Tarragona where a friend of my uncle lived. I remember a man who closed the doors in the evening.

As for me personally the band with Tarragona became even stronger by the fact that my grandmother Sarah in 1971 is deceased of a cerebral hemorrhage. It was always her dream to ever go to Spain on holiday. When my grandfather died my uncle took my grandmother to Tarragona.

On my vacation in 1976 I got a sunstroke and I nearly died. I hallucinated, and saw things that were not there, maybe this explained my strange quirky art, which to my joy is not to categorize.

My band with Catalonia has never gone away. My wish is to visit it every year when I can. To see and feel my favorite region, for its varied surrounding landscape, the food, the people and ambience.

In my work for this exhibition, I dived into my memories, which is not easy, I can tell you, but I had this trip in order to make the works which are exhibited here.

I use everything, conversations, faces, scenes, history, fragrances and colors, anything to make my work. To keep it pure, and to come straight out of my heart, I do not sketch, but put a line on directly, which for years I have been practicing Often in contrasting colors.

But I said enough, watch and enjoy.

Sincerely,

 

Pieter.

 March 26, 2013  Posted by at 12:32 News No Responses »
Mar 092013
 

Two guys, one evening and a camera! It sounds like a very very naughty beginning of a very very naughty movie. But it is better than that (and maybe even naughtier :P).

My stepson Itam and me made a promo for my webstore. It began as a  funny idea, but we are actually going to use it on the website. So here it is:

Mar 052013
 

Title: Joan Fabian (Friend and great artist from San Antonio Texas about my artbook) | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: News Wow my dear art brother….I am blown away by the color and the professionalism of this book on you and your art. I must say you are so colorful and it is all put together with so much thought and detail. I want a book like that on my work. It must have cost you a fortune and in hardback!  Did you get a grant to do this? I am so proud of you and your work has developed and come a long way. Now this book will give competition with my bookcase I made but I think it will look great there. I showed it off to people I work with and they are very impressed. They wondered what it said (the Dutch part). Ha ha!!!
Thanks for our copy and we will have fun with it!!!!  You rock!
J

Title: Joan Fabian (Friend and great artist from San Antonio Texas about my artbook) | Artist: Pieter Zandvliet | Category: News

 

 

Joan Fabian
www.joanfabian.com
 March 5, 2013  Posted by at 19:30 News No Responses »