Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 16 in
41 x 41 cm
New York (Art Fair)
Gerdine Duijsens’ spirited and evocative figures are instantly recognizable and unforgettable. Through lush, bold colors and energetic marks, her paintings emit a sense of pleasure and contentment. Their candid nature brings delight into the rooms in which they hang. Enjoyment is at the heart of her figurative artworks, and the people she creates are always savoring the moment. We can’t help but be charmed by their lust for life.
This thin one-of-a-kind 16 inch square artwork is stretched, wired, and ready to hang. Duijsen's painting includes wonderful textures created with an intriguing balance of bold, colorful brush strokes and thin black lines, adding a distinct character to the people and their surroundings. She captures the essence of each figure through her abstract treatment of the artwork. The sides of this unique artwork are painted black. It does not require framing. Gerdine signs her paintings on the bottom in black, blending the signature with her captivating brushwork.
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Gerdine Duijsens was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, and studied at the Art Academy and the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. The work of Gerdine Duijsens is a synthesis between figurative and abstract art. In their unguarded moments, Gerdine displays her characters with a slight derision as their vulnerable and insecure selves, when in their seemingly unobserved moments they briefly try to escape from a world in which status, knowledge, protocols, and power keep them prisoner.
Her people are "bon-vivants," somewhat blasé, comical, cheerful, and bored. The partying, dining, happy single, and Botox paintings have become Gerdine's trademarks and have generated a steadily growing club of collectors internationally. We recognize the people on the canvasses, they're our families, they're our friends, they're us. They move us and make us laugh. We love them and want to have them with us. We want them with us because they make us happy.
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Gerdine Duijsens was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, and studied at the Art Academy and the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. A career in art wasn't part of the plan initially, but there was no stopping her as time went by. Once the children had all gone separate ways, she gave way to something deep inside that she had really always known, ever since the days she played hooky while munching on her sandwiches in art museums. She believes one doesn't become an artist, but is born one.
Duijsens’ work is a synthesis between figurative and abstract art. Her internationally collected paintings reflect the modern culture of consumerism, the desire to achieve status, and overindulgence. In their unguarded moments, Duijsens displays her characters as their vulnerable and insecure selves, when in their seemingly unobserved moments they briefly escape from a world in which status, knowledge, protocols and power keep them prisoner. Through lyrical expressionism in its purest form, we see ourselves. The characters are satirical, exaggerated forms and are meant to be lighthearted and fun.
The dining and party scenes have a very recognizable style that can be distinguished by four main elements: people, lush layers of color, expressionistic mark making, and portraiture. Her people are "bon-vivants," somewhat blasé, comical, cheerful, and bored. The partying, dining, happy single, and Botox paintings have become Duijsens’ trademarks and have generated a steadily growing club of collectors internationally.
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