Matthieu van Riel

Matthieu van Riel

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  Artist: Matthieu van Riel
 Live in: Breda, Netherlands
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Matthieu van Riel Artist Bio:

I paint nature and landscape on the boundery of abstraction and realism. All my paintings are about space, light, darkness, flatness and panorama of the Dutch landscape; emptiness, silence in the landscape; reflections in water, water plants, moss on rocks and boulders. In my studio, I have a lot of pictures taken during my travels in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the Alps and the Dolomites in Italy. These pictures are the starting point for my work. A few years ago, the paintings were the result of a formal approach of the landscape, to be aware of light, space and emptiness in landscape. In some way they are related to minimal art. Then I made some paintings, referring to Kaspar David Friedrich’s contemplative landscape paintings, to experience the grandeur of the landscape. (Kaspar D. Friedrich was the great landscape painter of German Romanticism in the 19th century). Today it is more about painting itself. But nature and landscape are always on my mind in the background.