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Welcome to the Enfant Terrible web gallery. Here I will present the work of visual artists and graphic designers I think are interesting and relevant. The focus is on contemporary artists and designers who's work can be seen in the tradition of modernism, abstract expressionism and postmodernism. By doing this I do not reject tradition... instead I showcase, cherish and continue a tradition in modern art that I think is (still) essential to understand the world around us. Next to that there is of course the strong link with the music I put out on Enfant Terrible. The music and art world have been split up for the most part in the field I am active in... which was not always the case. The aim is to bring these together again into one world of artistic creativity.
The artists I showcase here have a link with the Enfant Terrible activities, or at least the aim is to get them involved in my other fields of action. I hope you will be as much inspired by these artists here as I am...
Archive: see here for Kelly Correll Brown - Something old and something new...
Bert Scholten - VAL
Bert Scholten - Poster art / Fine arts
Bert Scholten was born in 1988 at Assen in The Netherlands. He went to study graphic design as it was the only thing he did not ‘not like’. After one week it was clear he loved it.
He liked the silk screened posters of Vera, a venue in Groningen The Netherlands, a lot. In 2008 he was able to make posters himself. His work was greatly influenced by this poster art. Also in 2008 he started to study illustration but switched to fine arts soon.VAL...
VAL is a piece of internet art by Bert Scholten. It brings together different aspects of his work.
Bert Scholten shows human figures and shapes one can identify with. Human behavior is the central issue in all his work and he is inspired by experiences from everyday life: uncomfortable first meetings, beautiful naivety, unpleasant moments or a childish look upon the world.
Figures and shapes are being formed out of crude ink lines in a spontaneous way and on intuition. These are only styled to get pure and honest shapes. They speak to the beholder through the way they appear. These drawings are a tribute to the (small) evil in humans.
Inspiration he draws from Lowbrow and Outsider Art without belonging to these specific worlds. But his works is related to that and is in the best DIY tradition. Also the combination with music is an important aspect. He is part of the band Earth Control. Both in his visual art as in his music Absurdism and Existentialism are very clear influences.
Next to that his works relates to the tradition of poster art. Especially in this it is evident how applied art like graphic design and autonomous art can have overlap. Like in this work of Bert Scholten.
Click on the picture below to get a new frame with VAL... and click on the drawings to go through the complete piece of work...