Born in Rotterdam and living in Ireland since 2001. Educated at the Rotterdam Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Willem de Kooning.
Scholarships for Italy and South Africa, since then working as a professional painter.
The physical act of painting is very important to me, technique, composition, the "layers" and of course the smile. I prepare my, usually large size, canvases with black skin, the contours are not painted but saved so that the black background remains visible. Layer by layer, the light spots are painted from black to light, a time-consuming technique, but the result gives a special structure.
Recently I experiment with black and white, 3 colours of paint; black, warm white and cold white, I find the challenge of this limitation very exciting. Also, the failed selfies are a source of inspiration, especially paired with large ladies, birds and - of course - cats.
The work comes from an art gallery.
- Carla Raadsveld
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Kitchen secrets
- Acryl auf Leinwand
- Guter Zustand
- 120×90×3 cm