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Jeroen Allart

 
Jeroen Allart
 
Jeroen Allart
Born and raised in Rotterdam, Jeroen Allart (1970) studied at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam and the Rijksacademie Amsterdam. He is known for his flat-painted works depicting birds, cowboy portraits and landscapes with a very low horizon. His work was recently shown at the S.M.A.K., Ghent.

The near-monochrome backgrounds in Dutch landscapes and Cowboys by Jeroen Allart, including close-ups of birds in solitude have a painterly feel of cut-outs. In his defiantly flat open-air paintings, there is a doubleness that rings true for the Dutch countryside. The carefree nondescript look of his paintings or the hedonistic looks of his cowboys and –girls are deceptive. A poignant undertone is apparent. As if the grass, the skies and the birds are in equilibrium but holding their breath.

Allart’s latest works remain faithful to his flat painting style. His skilful handling of paint leads to the creation of nearly hyperrealistic compositions. When you look at the painting from a distance, they appear to be more like prints or cut–outs rather than paintings, without a single brush stroke to be found.

The 2015 works where not meant to be a series, nevertheless they could be seen as one. The beach scenes recall snapshots observing people from behind. They are seen from a low view, so that the observer needs to raise his eyes to see the whole. There are no unnecessary details distracting from the compositions. The seascapes could be found anywhere, although this could also be questioned since the water in ‘Strand’ is not a beach paradise–like azure blue, but a typical North Sea murky–green. The Flemish couple is a theme that could only come across in this specific geographic location . Dressed in heavy winter coats the elderly couple is well prepared for a walk in the cold strong North Sea wind. Olive, a character from the Popeye series, is another reminder of the sea.

His work is included in important collections, from Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Ministry of foreign affairs to different European and non-European embassies.

Tekst: Fiona van Schendel

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interieur, 120 x 100 cm, olieverf, 2017

interieur, 120 x 100 cm, olieverf, 2017

 
interieur, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf, 2017

interieur, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf, 2017

 
seagulls, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf, 2017

seagulls, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf, 2017

 
 
Cowgirl,100 x 100 cm., acryl, 2015

Cowgirl,100 x 100 cm., acryl, 2015

 
cowboy, 150 x 120, acryl, 1998

cowboy, 150 x 120, acryl, 1998

 
cowboy dore, 100 x 100, acryl,  2011

cowboy dore, 100 x 100, acryl, 2011

 
 
cowboy dore, 70 x 70, acryl, 2011

cowboy dore, 70 x 70, acryl, 2011

 
cowboy rachid, 150 x 120, acryl, 2013

cowboy rachid, 150 x 120, acryl, 2013

 
cowboy rachid, 150 x 150, acryl, 2013

cowboy rachid, 150 x 150, acryl, 2013

 
 
Meeuwen, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Meeuwen, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
Kokmeeuwen ll, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Kokmeeuwen ll, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
Kokmeeuw, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Kokmeeuw, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
 
Holland, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Holland, 100 x 100 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
Het noorden, 150 x 150 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Het noorden, 150 x 150 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
Deer, 150 x 150 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Deer, 150 x 150 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
 
Texel, 40 x 50 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

Texel, 40 x 50 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2016

 
Horses, 50 x 70 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2015

Horses, 50 x 70 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2015

 
Kokmeeuw, 40 x 60 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2015

Kokmeeuw, 40 x 60 cm, olieverf op linnen, 2015

 
 
white cat, oil, 40x40, 2016

white cat, oil, 40x40, 2016

 
Tessa, 07, 60x60, ACRYLVERF, 2015

Tessa, 07, 60x60, ACRYLVERF, 2015