Gé-Karel van der Sterren
Liquid 38 (2000)
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 120x100cm
One immediately recognises a work of finesse, which is precisely the case with the canvases of Gé-Karel van der Sterren. We admire how his work holds up a mirror to society by describing what he sees in the world around him. Gé-Karel van der Sterren is a painter who seeks out figuration, not in the style of realism or magical-realism, but through a unique sense of visual language, materiality and technical approach. His paintings are exuberant and baroque. In this work, the colours surge forth from the canvas. The subjects he paints are often scenes laden with doom and destruction or flights of fantasy. His works often evoke a sense of foreboding, something we also encounter in this exquisite piece.
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, donated this work.