Rob Van Hoek

 

Rob has been a Professional artist since 1993 with numerous exhibitions in leading Dutch galleries, as well as in galleries in the United Kingdom, Denmark and Japan.Rob’s paintings are created by adding multiple layers of translucent oil paint onto a textured gesso ground.

“DURING ALL MY YEARS OF PAINTING I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE LANDSCAPE, ESPECIALLY THE CULTIVATED LANDSCAPE. THE PATTERNS, LINES, RHYTHMS AND SHAPES OF HARVESTED FIELDS, A LINE OF TREES ALONG A ROAD, A SOLITARY TREE IN A FIELD, THE HOUSES WHICH LIVEN UP THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE SKY ABOVE, ADDING SPACE AND ATMOSPHERE. INSTEAD OF ADDING THE PAINT PRECISELY WITH A BRUSH I PUT ON A LOT OF PAINT AND THEN CAREFULLY REMOVE SOME OF IT, WHILE DRAWING IN THE WET PAINT WITH A BRUSH, A CLOTH, A TISSUE OR WHATEVER IS SUITABLE FOR MAKING THE LINES, THE FORMS AND THE DOTS.”