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THE ART OF VAN RENSELAR - ILLUSTRATIONS FROM LOST STORIES

Van Renselar is primarily concerned with illustrating his own unique view of life using composition, colour and an ever-evolving form of symbolism to create intriguing and strikingly different art. He takes ideas from experiences which are visual, cerebral… Read More
THE ART OF VAN RENSELAR - ILLUSTRATIONS FROM LOST STORIES

Van Renselar is primarily concerned with illustrating his own unique view of life using composition, colour and an ever-evolving form of symbolism to create intriguing and strikingly different art. He takes ideas from experiences which are visual, cerebral and emotional in nature.
As Van Renselar says, "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 2011 Read Less
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    Van Renselar Contemporary Artist — UK
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Van Renselar's 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 methodolo… Read More
Van Renselar's 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 methodology makes it possible for the final picture to be different sizes. This form of working is sometimes mistakenly called CGA (computer generated art) - a description Van Renselar rejects energetically. He says "The computer generates nothing at all, it is merely a ‘receptacle’ for collecting the different elements together - collage is a more accurate description." Read Less
Van Renselar's work has appeared in:
Art&Prose
NY Arts
China Arts Magazine
Art Fairs International
Absolute magazine
Picture Business
Insight
Good Housekeeping
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