"When seeing beautiful things one can have the experience of touching universal truth. By painting open and vulnerable postures and shapes, sometimes that feeling of the infinite and absolute is achieved. My role in this process is that of the executor: it is not the person that counts, but the work that matters."
After seven years of intense and hard work in his own studio, the artist Jan Swart decided in 1993 that his work was ready to be shown. That year he made his debut in the well-known gallery Albert Waalkens at Finsterwolde. After his first show, more exhibitions in the Netherlands followed. During these years his work developed strongly. Starting with paintings and drawings he made use of different techniques along the way, such as painted news-papers, postcard collages, photo works and collages that combine drawings with pasted paper cutouts.lees verder »