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Ron Weijers - the Netherlands





















The work of the Dutch contemporary artist, Ron Weijers, conveys an intuitive visual language where interlacing signs and shapes combine by relational substance to create a mystical place. Using a refined drawing technique he has successfully liberated the line from traditional pattern.  Figures and elements are thus rendered in their natural state, one belonging to the other with consistent symbolism that allow the viewer a ready grasp of their message quality and orientation. Thereby inviting viewers to consume individual components for detail and to bring them together in relation so that a comprehension of the overall image is portrayed. Complementing the subject matter is a specific color palette that effectively stimulates and suggests the desired mood. Collectively his compositions manifest color, shape, material and line into a seductive fantasy of an alternate worldview. As far as the content of the artist’s work is concerned, it is man who is the focus of his attention and his central idea, while the art form excels in his most direct and primary reflections transformed into drawing.

His calligraphically elaborated, fluid, refined, mature and determined line winds to end up forming an originally modified structure of a human figure, reduced mostly to a head, which is an indispensable and distinctive attribute of Weijers's artistic opus. It is the most meaningful element with which the artist visualises a reasonable reflecting man – a »homo sapiens«, but also a sensitive man, as is revealed by soft, but taut forms. Continuous lines, tiny and precise graphisms, impressions of relaxed drawing, as well as thickened traces acquiring a more pronounced two-dimensional character every now and then, represent the artist's variable artistic interactions with the painting surface, originating more or less from a form whose original idea already involves a circular impression. The author thus confirms his personal penchant for simplification of form which in fact represents stylisation and even approaches symbolism. This form is undoubtedly characteristic of a sensitive person and represents to the author an essential element of form building. Perhaps, in this way, he tends to realize the idea of the French painter and sculptor Francis Picabia: »Our heads are round so that thought can change direction«. The form definitely encompasses the complexity of an invisible, but ongoing activity within a person's inner self; his changing thoughts, a kaleidoscope of his emotional states of mind and social feelings which fully objectify the elaboration of a human figure through the author's subjective, but also generally argumented imaginary world. Weijers mainly works on three-dimensional shaped wooden panels. The multi-layered mixed media paintings involve graphite contour lines, traces of oil pastels, acrylic impastos or glazed covering, and most of all, collage applications of various materials among which printed media and corrugated cardboard hold a special place.

Works by Ron Weijers are frequently on exhibit in galleries in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, USA, Slovenia, Kroatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.











































































































































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