Lately (I think because of all the changes in my life) I have been experiencing really interesting flashbacks of people and places (remembering the things that were meaningful). It’s not nostalgia, not that I want to go back, I love my new present; I think it is more of an acknowledgement that many events and individuals have had a major influence in the making of who I am.
As I was looking at the work of Collin van der Sluijs those ideas came back to me, I am loving his pieces. Looking at his portraits I was wondering if maybe he was thinking the same thing; how we are a mix of places, ideas and things from our past.
I don’t know! I have no proper Art Appreciation degree! I am just a simple blogger!
Collin van der Sluijs is from the Netherlands and has merely 30 years, a baby! (Yes, at my 28 years of age; 30-year olds are starting to look younger and younger). He has had a great deal of exhibitions and looking at his pieces it is easy to understand why. Here you go:
|Portrait 3 (mixed-media on canvas)|
|Selfportrait (mixed-media on canvas)|
|Icolated (mixed-media on 300gr. paper)|
|TRY (mixed-media on 300 grams paper)|
For more of his work you can visit his official web page (here), his blog (here), his work page (here) or his Flickr Photostream (here)
|Le Secret Derriere Les Yeux (mixed-media on canvas)|