various sizes | acrylic paint and pencil on canvas | no. 4 acrylic on paper
When the artist had found his direction, he initially worked with strictly defined forms and limited shades of colour. This technique generated very clear images. The titles of the works were also carefully considered.
black & white | 40 x 40 cm | acrylic, pencil and sometimes ink on canvas | 2012 – 2013
pink ‘painting’ | 40 x 40 cm | giclee on paper | 2005
Ink on Paper is about working with traditional indian ink on paper: think up words, but also make blotches and doodles, both consciously and unconsciously. Literature and the visual arts are brought together.
diameter 50 cm | acrylic and pencil on canvas | 2005 – 2007
These paintings on circular surfaces have movement as their theme. It is not only the flowing paint that suggests movement, the circular canvases also give you the feeling that you can rotate the composition. A rectangular canvas has a few possible tops and bottoms. The circle has countless possibilities. In the end, one top and bottom are chosen after all.
180 x 135 cm | acrylic and pencil on canvas | 2002 – 2007
On a warm summer’s day, it is always wonderful to spread out large canvases on the ground and get to work with big splashes of paint and large cut-outs. Playing is foremost; but not carefree, for in the end, a lot of thinking and watching is involved.
65 x 50 cm | acrylic, pencil and sometimes ink on canvas | 2009 – 2011
Composing and painting without a prior plan. The game is continued. Images evoke memories of existing images or induce new associations.
60 cm x 80 cm | acrylics on canvas | 2016
Inspired by Monet’s water lilies, Vincent van Oss presents his particular vision of these images. On his paintings we see the calyx shape of flowers. Water lilies grow by taking nourishment from the water. They are exposed to changing weather conditions. Rain and frost threaten them. They are vulnerable, but their roots and leafs also offer protection to living creatures in the water.
Man admires this androgynous flower as a symbol of opulence and peace and quiet. Water expresses the fleetingness and transience of human life, but the water lilies also stand for new life, for fertility. In some of his paintings Van Oss shows love-making couples taking the shape of this flower.
40 x 40 cm | lacquer on MDF | 2013
As I often use strictly defined forms, I decided to work with sawn-out – and sometimes pierced – MDF for a change. As a result, the work gets additional tangibility.
‘Teatrino is a tribute to Lucio Fontana’s ‘Teatrino’ series. ‘Picadilly Circus’ is a tribute to René Daniëls, who also made a series with this title.
65 x 50 cm | charcoal on paper | 2004 – 2016
For years now, male nude models have presented themselves in the studio for student drawing and painting from life. If the organizer has time, he joins in! An exact representation is not the aim. Quick sketches – without too much shading – work effectively.