Robert van Bolderick is of both Swedish and Dutch descent, born in Stockholm, 1968. Lives and works between France and Sweden. Grew up in Stockholm and from age eleven in Las Palmas de Grand Canarias, Spain. Growing up in the pulse of a cosmopolitan city like Las Palmas and its mix of nationalities gave him an early interest in the various countries language and symbols that he uses in his art today. He works as an artist mostly in mixed media that combines acrylic, oil, tempera, to the praxis of collage, it gives life to the artworks with a dreamlike and vibrant scenario. Rhythm, pattern and balance are important in his paintings. Images and text fragments stick out, but don’t give the viewer all information, just like dreams and memories are fragmented and fuzzy, just give a glimpse of what has happened. Robert will often create an image in which the meanings of the adjacent symbols change, using hieroglyphs and cave paintings along with the modern symbols, old family pictures, notes, recent events, or historical extracts in text and images. This well-known imagery loses its inherent symbolic value and becomes part of a new image.
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