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Prelude

Prelude

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Rombout Oomen

'Prelude' 

Sunlight, follow nature

In 2018, out of a light-hearted interest in painting nature canvases, a number of small works were created with this garden as a source of inspiration.

I was particularly struck by the unrelenting logic of the apparent chaos of light and dark, leaves and wood, shades of green and contrasting colours.

Working on nature canvases is a non-intellectual activity for me with in the end experiencing nature itself.

Paradoxically, this search and expression of pure energy and creative power, inspired by the garden, has its origin in the rational observation of inexorable natural compositions and logic, such as growth and entropy according to a mathematical order: the Fibonacci sequence, resulting in natural selection. 

The series evolves further and further, black holes make their appearance. A fascination with understanding the fundamental laws of nature and applying them visually according to an intuitive painting process is increasingly taking shape.


My father's garden path

This series is not only an ode to my father and his garden, but is also a liberating artistic investigation into nature as a subject and into its almost supernaturally beautiful compositions and lighting.




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Size: 131x170x10 5 (diptych)

Material:(en): Oil and acrylic on linen on board

Finish: 2021

Collection: Paradise Garden

Nr. of items in collection: 5/10

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Weight: approx. 12 kg

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Rombout Oomen

Rombout Oomen, a Dutch artist born in Amsterdam in 1975, is a master of visually captivating storytelling. While the visual representation of his works may vary, the underlying context and narrative always revolve around his personal interests and unique perspective on sociological and social phenomena. Oomen's art offers a glimpse into his individual universe and realm, where he interprets and reimagines stories inspired by our current society.

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