Nelleke Cloosterman

Nelleke Cloosterman

In my paintings I combine and distort everyday elements such as plants, animals and bubbles in a way that looks convincing, yet is not possible in reality. By doing so, I create a universe where it’s possible to find meaning that escapes rational logic or natural laws. My working method involves incorporating computer-generated images to translate my thoughts, which become a vehicle as well as a surface for my paintings. The act of painting as a final step leaves room for thought, surprises and fragility. As such, my compositions form a play between flatness and three-dimensionality, with gradients as a frequent motif. These gradients suggest the compression of time, which contributes to the idea that the painting is not a snapshot but an ongoing landscape where the inhabitants of my painting tell a story.

Artworks

Nelleke Cloosterman
Pause, 2022
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
You may rely on it, 2022
Oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
Solar Powered, 2022
Olieverf op canvas (linnen)
160 x 140 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
Card Shark, 2022
Oil on canvas
110 x 100 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
Sad for spring, 2022
Oil on canvas (linnen)
110 x 100 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
Jack of spades, 2022
Oil on canvas
110 x 100 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
Earthly Delights, 2022
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm

Nelleke Cloosterman
Rewind, 2022
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm

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