The Artist Eelko van Iersel (English)

“The non-figurative oil paintings by Eelko van Iersel (1976) radiate warmth, light and power. His intention is that the paintings have a positive effect on his spectators. The paintings are bringing dynamics and stillness in your home, office or workspace”.

The viewer’s imagination is stimulated regularly by the organic planes of color and compositions. Their imagination is stimulated upon seeing the organic colour planes and compositions. Partly because of this, the spectators images and memories take shape. Thus imagination arise and make them see pictures and images in the paintings that are originally non-figurative.

Eelko creates the paintings by hand, without the use of paintbrushes. He uses different types of paint, as well as sand and oil paints, making the surface of the paintings layered and strong. The use of materials and the intense color combinations result in energetic and expressive works of art.

All paintings have been given a Spanish title. This comes forth from his love for Andalusia, Latin America and the Spanish language.

From his vision and belief there is “always and everywhere” inspiration. “All I have to do is open up to the inspiration that is present. This happens when I experience the silence within me and create from spirit”. In his paintings, the shapelessness manifests itself through the shape. 

The artist wants to invite the viewer to take the time to view the works of art. Taking a quick look from one to the other painting is a missing the opportunity to let the work emerge on you. When you look longer space can emerge for silence, detachment and intimacy. Art is not just to be viewed at, art looks at us and acts as a reflection on yourself. It creates a dialogue between the viewer and the painting.

The photos on this website give an impression of the paintings. The paintings are in real life more powerful. This is partly due to the robust materials and the imposing size. Eelko has chosen to present available paintings as well as paintings that have been sold, creating a broad picture of his craft. Every painting shows information about the work is available or already sold.