Diptych Los Recursos

‘Los recursos’
Eelko van Iersel
Size: (2x) 180 x 180 cm, diptych
Material: oil paint and sand on canvas
Price: sold by Art gallery Zeven Zomers (commissioned painting)

At the end of 2014 Eelko van Iersel made a diptych for a couple in a beautiful penthouse in Nijmegen. He gave this diptych the title ‘Los recursos’ which means ‘the resources’. They are energetic resources, that have come about from the power of the four wind directions and the ‘Spirits’. Eelko: “It was truly a dream home to create art for. The long white wall asked for color and strength. I wanted to combine a modern atmosphere with a classic tone. Working on it for 3,5 months was very pleasant and went in a good flow. When they were finished (which is something I then realize all of a sudden), I was moved. Partly because they are very powerful and beautiful, but also because I deeply realized I can make these creations because they are so close to myself, intertwined with who I am… I am made to bring this kind of beautiful paintings in the world”. The artist build up this painting with several layers of sand and different types of paint. This makes a relief that in some places looks like cracks in the soil of a dry riverbed.

For this diptych Eelko used oil paint in shades of blue, red, magenta and white with accents of red, orange and olive green. The artist paints without a brush and applies the paint straight onto the canvas with his hands. This diptych has a monumental appearance. The imagination of the spectator is stimulated at the sight of the organic colored surfaces and compositions. Partly because of this, the spectator recognizes images and memories come to shape. So concrete representations arise in paintings that are originally non-figurative.

Take a look on the page paintings with all the paintings made by Eelko van Iersel.

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