Robert van de Graaf

Robert van de Graaf (1983, The Netherlands) is interested in the connection between the mystical in this world, in all its manifestations, and the sense and the dimension of the spiritual world. Van de Graaf draws his inspiration from myths, mystical places or stories (both from history and present times) and the philosophy of life. He wishes his artworks to provide ‘food’ for the soul, both for himself and the viewer. His artworks give substance to his ongoing journey to seek meaning in life.

He transforms the inspiration he draws from these themes into contemporary (symbolic) interpretations while referring to paintings of the old masters such as El Greco’s ‘The Vision of Saint John’ (1608-1614). The paintings move between figuration and abstraction, giving the viewer certain freedom of interpretation. At the same time the intensity of the paintings act like a gaze back at the viewer, a reflection of thoughts, crossing the line from observation to introspection and self-examination.

Robert van de Graaf

The Walk of Life, 2020

Oil on linen

140 cm x 140 cm 

Price Available Upon Request 

© Robert van de Graaf

Robert van de Graaf

Bridge over Troubled Road, 2020

Oil on linen

125 cm x 180 cm 

Price Available Upon Request 

© Robert van de Graaf

Robert van de Graaf

Crossroad of Different Worlds, 2019 – 2020

Oil on linen

215 cm x 125 cm 

Price Available Upon Request 

© Robert van de Graaf

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Artist Profile

Robert van de Graaf

1983 in The Hague, The Netherlands

Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands

Education

MSc, Technical University Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, 2009

Private training in painting and drawing (by Erica Meyster), The Hague, The Netherlands, 1996 – 2001

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Studio exhibition, presentation of the new series ‘Silence and The City’, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2019 

Studio Exhibition, presenting the series ‘Saint John’s Cave of Light’, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2018

Studio Exhibition, presenting the series ‘St. John’s Heavens and Stars’, The Hague, The Netherlands

Studio Exhibition, presenting the series ‘St. John’s Heavens and Stars’, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2017

Studio Exhibition, ‘Art & Wine opening new studio’, presenting the series ‘The Bible and the Sea’, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

2015 April

New Place art gallery, ‘Solo-exhibition’, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

 

2014 September

Annual Dutch Art Fair, ‘Solo-exhibition’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

2021 

Contemporary Art Station, ‘VRAF 2021 | Virtual Art Fair’, virtual exhibition

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine,  ‘Infinite Dreams’, virtual exhibition 

 

2020

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, ‘New Horizons’, virtual exhibition

 

2019

EUROPOL HEADQUARTERS, ‘Dutch Art Exhibition’, The Hague, The Netherlands

Paris ART FAIR, Paris, France

 

2018 

Circle Foundation, ‘Red Dot Miami’, Miami, US

 

2015

Classic Event 2015 (New Place art gallery), Kortrijk, Belgium

Art & Antiques Fair ‘s-Hertogenbosch 2015 (New Place art gallery), ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Art Laren 2015 (New Place art gallery), Laren, The Netherlands

Fransastic, ‘art, bees and urbanhny’, Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Awards

2021

‘Collector’s vision International Art Award’, by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, online

 

2020

‘Artist of the Future’ Award’, by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, online

Press

2021

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, ‘Interview COLLECTOR’S VISION INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD’, March 2021

 

2020

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, ‘Interview Robert van de Graaf’, April 2020

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, ‘COLLECTOR BOOK | NEW PERSPECTIVES’, April 2020

 

2018

Vind Magazine, ‘Publication of artworks’ (September edition), September 2018

Circle Foundation for the Arts, ‘Publication of artworks’ (Spotlight 9), July 2018

Fransastic, ArtGuide Artists, ‘Publication of artworks in book’, Spring 2018

Works

Robert van de Graaf

The Walk of Life, 2020

Oil on linen

140 cm x 140 cm 

Price Available Upon Request 

© Robert van de Graaf

Robert van de Graaf

Bridge over Troubled Road, 2020

Oil on linen

125 cm x 180 cm 

Price Available Upon Request 

© Robert van de Graaf

Robert van de Graaf

Crossroad of Different Worlds, 2019 – 2020

Oil on linen

215 cm x 125 cm 

Price Available Upon Request 

© Robert van de Graaf

Unless otherwise stated, artworks © The Artist. © 2021 London Paint Club

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