Harrie Sijbers (the Netherlands)
It is from the natural sceneries surrounding him that Harrie Sijbers draws his inspiration. From flowers and nature – his artistic production’s key theme – the painter develops a style in which, while never departing from the initial subject, he is compelled to abandon himself to the strength of broken and rearranged tones, to living and pulsing matter, to the emotion conveyed by the light that exalts all moving things. This inner search returns an intense, lively painting technique, made of solid mixtures of matter and dynamic and vibrant colour arrangements, engrossing the observers’ soul through pleasant visual sensations. The pure colours, full of light, acquire very strong tones and become a trait d’union between the man’s personality and that of the artist living in this world and deeply loving its nature.
Provided with a keen sensitivity, Sijbers, while employing traditional art to bring us into contact with his world, gradually comes to elaborate and transform it through a personal language able to combine on the canvas the strength of his colours and strokes, the painting matter and spatial depths. Vehemently involved emotionally, the Author dives eagerly into nature and the floral compositions he paints, to bring to life, in his creative process, shapes that express a vibrant and fluid sense of joy. In Composition of tulips, for instance, the tulips emerge in a whirlpool of colours and stand out – scattered among the green and red tones, immersed in the deep blue background encircling them – becoming formal and chromatic creations that, brought onto canvas with passion and fervour, generate sceneries with great emotional and visual impact.
This Dutch painter loves moving freely from floral arrangements that are still recognizable as figurative, to others in which the shapes of the flowers have lost their real features, acquiring instead those of a throbbing naturalistic abstraction with intense matter effects. Harrie Sijber’s expressionist paintings show the inner force of colour and of shapes that express feelings, impulses and emotions. Each of his works is resolute in its style and conveys a pictorial liveliness resulting in a unique and innovative perspective – such a rich perspective that it elevates these works to the level of pure aesthetic lyricism.
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