About this work
Bastiaan’s works are a testament to his unique vision and creativity. His ability to blend the natural beauty of his homeland with the diverse cultures of Europe has resulted in a body of work that is both captivating and inspiring.
His works become a personal narrative of growing up and surviving as an individual in the complexities of social codes, expectations and definitions of being. Bastiaan challenges this as the depicts seemingly mundane moments with feelings of simultaneously imploding and exploding – we become what we gather and experience. We carry memories like marks that define us. We collect emotions and they shape our form. Our permanence is found with the smears that share chosen identities. We embrace the classicism of artistry, the modernity of texture, the protest of neo-expressionism and the possibility of more in this style that lies beyond definition.
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