Karl de Vroomen
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de Vroomen Artist Statement
By combining an imposing physical presence with a surface that is delicate and inviting, I aim to create a dynamic relationship between aggression and frailty, the monumental and the ephemeral. My work is inspired by the tension that exists between control and disorder, between what we feel sure of and that which remains a mystery.
My paintings reflect my desire for a simultaneous
expression of passion and reason. This underlies the dichotomies that
appear as a common thread throughout my painting and continues to be the
impetus for my practice. In an increasingly insular and throwaway society,
I feel there is a need for painting that connects with the human spirit,
articulating our common experiences to inspire contemplation and reflection.