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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Joost Gerritsen, Valencia
Member Since January 2015
Artist Statement My life started on the first of August 1968. The first couple of 18 years Epilepsy was a major part of my life. On the age of 12 I lived for half a year in a centre for Epilepsy research where I took pills with very strange names. (I had to much electricity flowing through my brain ;-)

But there where my lovely parents too. My mum was a graphic designer and my father a photographer. I grew up in an artistic environment ( granddad was a painter and violin builder and my cousin is an artist too. ) and I loved it.

There where two major exhibitions which inspired me and gave me food for my curiosity. One of them was the Documenta 7 in Kassel, Germany. The other was a exhibition called La Grande Parade in Amsterdam, a painting exhibitions with all the great modern painters. Like Bacon, Beckmann, Polke, Guston and De Kooning. I’ve never seen an exhibition like that anymore. But I was in love, that was for sure.

In 1988 I went to art school and studied there 5 years, a great time I had. I graduated in 1993 on the AKI, Enschede and went to Amsterdam.
I like Amsterdam and had there several exhibitions, solo and participating. I organized some exhibitions for others in my home as well with some crazy happenings and won an award in 2007.

But in 2006 it was time to go abroad. I went to Spain. Me and my wife bought a house on the country side near Valencia. We’re living completely off the grid and 3 years ago I build a studio in the garden and that’s where I work now.


Product No 5941059
Subjects Abstract, Color, Landscape
Style Abstract
Tags Gerritsen, Joost, abstract, colors, pond, reflection, space, spiral, water