Joep van der Bijl (NL, 1947)
Painting, Drawing
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Kruitberg 2007A
Saturday + Sunday
12:00 - 18:00



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Joep van der Bijl

Drawing and painting cannot be seen in isolation in the works of Joep van der Bijl. For him drawing represents "thinking" whereas painting equals "doing". Joep works figurative as well as semi-figurative. His work is grounded in intuition. This is especially true for his abstract works in which he allows himself to be directed by what his hand is doing. For his figurative work, such as his jazz, blues and soul portraits, he works differently. First he creates layers of colour planes on which he situates bodily gestures and facial expressions. Due to this way of working the image becomes as vibrant and dynamic as the music.