Featured Artists

"Resonance(s)" april - june 2014 

Born in 1970 in the Netherlands. Lives and works in Rotterdam.

“I’m interested in the figurative as well as the abstract, but the turning point between both is what interests me most. That’s what I keep going back to.” This statement summarizes Robert Zandvliet’s artistic practice. In his paintings, he does not refer to the landscape but rather devotes to the concept of the landscape in painting: his representations dissolve into a nearly abstract play of lines, colors, and surfaces in which the brushstrokes and the painterly gestures are accentuated. He has chosen to work with landscape imagery in part because it allows him to use looser, varied forms and to reinvent a subject that has a long tradition, especially in Zandvliet’s native country, the Netherlands.