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After Twombly, Jan Willem Van Welzenis

A few weeks ago, I posted a story about the passing of Cy Twombly, the painter who just seemed to capture the essence of life in his work. He perfected the art of the scribble, which many would say is children’s art, until they try it! It’s really hard to do. Cause with adulthood comes a certain tension and tightening of mind and body – and the mark on a page can sense that. Yet Twombly somehow managed to remain free and expressive. Through that post, I found a new artist, Dutchman Jan Willem Van Welzenis, who picks up the torch for the scribble in painting. I recognize the same expression and wonderful statement of freedom as Twombly. Cy would agree, I think.

Here Neither, 2011

From the Flower series, 2011. Oil stick on paper

From the Money series, 2011

Untitled, 2011

Big Sky, 2011

Untitled, 2011

Any of these paintings would go great in the glass house. I see and feel a connection of spirit between the expression and freedom in the paintings and the feeling of freedom and possibility that glass architecture provides. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Jan Willem Van Welzenis’s work is available for purchase at Images courtesy of the artist.


One comment on “After Twombly, Jan Willem Van Welzenis

  1. Pingback: Cy Twombly, 1928-2011 American Artist Who Scribbled a Unique Path by Michael Stravato « Tigergrove

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