Gijs van Noort

The Raft 2
2020
oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm
No Title
2020
oil on canvas
190 x 125 cm
Girls in Buses
2019
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
History of Wealth
2019
0il on canvas
200 x 90 cm
The History of Arts
2019
oil on canvas
200 x 175 cm

Gijs van Noort’s work is an inquiry into the narrative possibilities of paint. This narrative dimension naturally implies figuration, which, while not necessarily realistic, produces associations.

A constant factor in the work of Van Noort is a structure that typically consists of elements of waste that relate to each other under the influence of sharp light.

The work fits into the romantic tradition. This is highlighted by the prominent role of light, but also by the works’ relationship with folly; the uselessness, in this case the rubbish, which asks the viewer for reflection.

That what was once of value, but over the course of time regresses into rubbish; it generates stories at the edge of oblivion, and lets itself be heard one last time.

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The Raft 2
2020
oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm
No Title
2020
oil on canvas
190 x 125 cm
Girls in Buses
2019
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
History of Wealth
2019
0il on canvas
200 x 90 cm
The History of Arts
2019
oil on canvas
200 x 175 cm