Artist: Van Renselar
Medium: Oils, Acrylic, Gouache, Digital
I want to use my knowledge of colour, image and line to make pictures which involve and intrigue the viewer. I take ideas from around and within me, using intuition and imagination to create a new context. Much of my work stems from my subconscious, where I see actions, events and ideas as particular images and colours. As some music can take on a different meaning after it has left the composer’s pen, I encourage the viewer to create their own story about the meaning of the picture.
Van Renselar was born in 1959 and lives near London, UK. His work is created from disparate sources such as drawing (either on paper or directly onto screen), self-generated digital photography, painting and scanning. These separate elements are all collaged together on a computer into a digital file which is then output as a giclee and sealed. This form of working is sometimes mistakenly called CGA (computer generated art) – a description Van Renselar refutes energetically. The computer generates nothing at all, it is merely a ‘receptacle’ for collecting the different elements together – collage is a more accurate description.