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Van Renselar

London, Kent - United Kingdom

Van Renselar - Fine Artist

Van Renselar

Member Since: 08/12/2011

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ILLUSTRATIONS FROM LOST STORIES - THE ART OF VAN RENSELAR

Van Renselar has travelled extensively. He grew up in Wales, moving to Little Venice in his teens then on to Bromley, where he now lives and works.
As a contemporary abstract artist Van Renselar is most concerned with form and color as an alternative to slavish reproduction of figurative verisimilitude. It is not necessarily his aim to represent our surroundings or any particular object, he takes ideas from experiences which are visual, cerebral and emotional in nature. Van Renselar's inspiration can as easily be ignited by lines from a song as by an emotional event.

Color is equally as important as the general design and Van Renselar will spend a lot of time perfecting the tone of a particular colour, his primary objectives being to establish harmony both in terms of composition and the use of color. Across the range of pictures there is no defining key of symbols - there is no ‘language’ for the viewer to learn, each picture establishes itself on its own visual merits and the viewer’s interest.

As Van Renselar says, 'I want to use my knowledge of color, 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 shapes and colors. It took me a long time to fully realize that not everyone translated the world in this way.”

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF VAN RENSELAR'S WORK
Van Renselar's work is created from disparate sources such as drawing (either on paper or directly onto screen), 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 categorically. The computer generates nothing at all, it is merely a ‘receptacle’ for collecting the different elements together - collage is a more accurate description.

Van Renselar has recently shown work at:
The Inspired Art Fair, Brick Lane
On The Wall Art Fair, London Olympia
The Brighton Art Fair
Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, W1
White Space Gallery, Greenwich
Gallery Kaleidoscope, NW3
The Railway, Tulse Hill (Solo)
Brighton Artists Gallery (Solo)
Art Basel (Miami)
Broadway Gallery, Broadway, New York, USA
The Peacock Gallery
The Light Gallery, London W2
Globe Gallery, Weybridge
The Attic, Parliament Street, New Delhi

Van Renselar has recently completed a commission for 3 large (1.5m x 1.5m) paintings for the reception area of the 480 room City Inn Hotel, Westminster.

VAN RENSELAR’S WORK HAS FEATURED IN….
Art&Prose
NY Arts
China Arts Magazine
Art Fairs International
Absolute magazine
Picture Business
Insight
Good Housekeeping

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Michelle Stevens - Queen of the sea...

Queen of the sea...

by Michelle Stevens was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/24/2011

Michelle Stevens - May the wings of a butterfly...

May the wings of a...

by Michelle Stevens was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/24/2011

Kevyn Bashore - The Healing Room

The Healing Room

by Kevyn Bashore was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/24/2011

Aimelle  - Life

Life

by Aimelle was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/24/2011

Jannina Ortiz - Sexy Woman in Red

Sexy Woman in Red

by Jannina Ortiz was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/24/2011

Pop Nicolae - Behind the net

Behind the net

by Pop Nicolae was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/14/2011

Julie King - MissUnderstood

MissUnderstood

by Julie King was favorited by Van Renselar on 10/14/2011

Gina Cordova - Feeling Your Love

Feeling Your Love

by Gina Cordova was favorited by Van Renselar on 09/05/2011

Freddy Kirsheh - Dove

Dove's nest

by Freddy Kirsheh was favorited by Van Renselar on 09/05/2011

Monica  Vega - Haitian Hope

Haitian Hope

by Monica Vega was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/31/2011

 Mohd Smadi - More Than Black

More Than Black

by Mohd Smadi was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/29/2011

Amanda Clark - The Hare and Crow

The Hare and Crow

by Amanda Clark was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/29/2011

Anuja Phansalkar - Life

Life

by Anuja Phansalkar was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/29/2011

Brian Gray - Hidden Life

Hidden Life

by Brian Gray was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/29/2011

Carrie Beehan - International Bass Player

International Bass Player

by Carrie Beehan was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/29/2011

Yaritza Ceballos - Gaga splatter

Gaga splatter

by Yaritza Ceballos was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/17/2011

Julie Parent - AquaSonges

AquaSonges

by Julie Parent was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/17/2011

Jim Thomson - Prairie Sky

Prairie Sky

by Jim Thomson was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/17/2011

Amanda Spencer - Homeward

Homeward

by Amanda Spencer was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/17/2011

Dawn Senior-Trask - Mutton Buster

Mutton Buster

by Dawn Senior-Trask was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/13/2011

Randy Rosenberger - Floraled Crackled Glass

Floraled Crackled Glass

by Randy Rosenberger was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/13/2011

Kasia Dixon - Fresian Sunlight

Fresian Sunlight

by Kasia Dixon was favorited by Van Renselar on 08/13/2011