Robert van Bolderick is of both Swedish and Dutch descent, born in Stockholm, 1968. He grew up in Stockholm and from age eleven in Las Palmas de Grand Canarias, Spain. Growing up in the pulse of a cosmopolitan city like Las Palmas and its mix of nationalities gave him an early interest in the various countries language and symbols that he uses in his art today.
He works as an artist mostly in mixed media that combines acrylic, oil, tempera, to the praxis of college, it gives life to the artworks with a dreamlike and vibrant scenario. Rhythm, pattern and balance are important in his paintings. Images and text fragments stick out, but don’t give the viewer all information, just like dreams and memories are fragmented and fuzzy, just give a glimpse of what has happened.
Featured image: Robert van Bolderick – Floating Traps. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 39″ x 59”. 99.1 x 149.7 cm. Photo courtesy PotatoMike