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Photograph of Artist PAULINE VAN DE VEN
PAULINE VAN DE VEN
Amsterdam, Europe - Netherlands


, June1, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
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, Rear Window, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
, Noordsvaarder Beach At Te, Abstract Landscape, Request Price
, Blue Morning, Abstract, Request Price
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Artist Statement

Certain experiences early in life burdened me with a permanent sense of temporality and haste, a source of discomfort but also of increased sensitivity to the comforts of light and vitality. This basic state of being, the undercurrent that is always present under everyday emotions, is what I try to express. I paint on the iPad, switching between programs for raster and vector painting. Vector painting is a very deliberate process, more resembling paper cutting than painting. Forms are bold, colors are monochrome, or mixed into very regular gradients. To step back in childhood and focus entirely on form and color is wonderful, but vector is a difficult medium to express emotion. I need the messy multicolor of raster and the imperfections of my hand holding a real virtual brush. Raster has a natural softness to it, there is room for surprises and accidents, and the process is spontaneous. Its more like singing. When finished, I enlarge the raster layer of the work by hand to the size I want the print to be, to ensure a good resolution. The vector layer, of course, is by its nature of the highest resolution at any size. Once I have reached a good print with faithful colors, I delete the original file. After all, they are paintings expressing my inner life. To sell identical copies would disturb me more than not selling at all. It goes against what I think art is about. I received a Lorenzo prize in digital art at ...

Original Artworks (9)

Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Art, size_width{June1-1499784362.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original Digital Art, 2015
60 x 60 x 0.2 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Art, size_width{Rear_window-1499784423.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original Digital Art, 2015
60 x 40 x 0.2 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{Noordsvaarder_beach_at_Terschelling-1499784522.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2014
66 x 44 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{Transparency-1499784551.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2013
26 x 17.3 inches (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{Blue_morning-1499784564.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2013
135 x 90 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{Pain1-1499784588.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2011
60 x 90 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{Composition_in_red_and_blue-1499784665.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2010
40 x 40 x 0.02 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{statement-1499784806.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2013
60 x 60 cm (W x H x D)
Netherlands
Pauline Van De Ven, , , Original Digital Painting, size_width{the_garden_in_spring-1499784848.jpg} X
Pauline Van De Ven
Original , 2013
23.6 x 35.4 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
Netherlands


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