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Edwin IJpeij

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  • Vanitas artwork by Edwin IJpeij - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Vanitas artwork by Edwin IJpeij
  • Vanitas artwork by Edwin IJpeij - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Edwin (1969) was born, raised and is currently living and working in Sittard-Geleen, a town in the south of The Netherlands very close to Maastricht. As a little boy, he already showed promising talent in painting and therefore his enthusiastic art teacher recommended him to attend the art academy to become a successful artist. However, his conservative parents forced him to start a more "realistic" career, and he decided to study chemistry.

After obtaining his BSc degree in organic chemistry, he enjoyed a stunning industrial career as an inventor at a multinational enterprise, apotheotically ending in an worldwide applied invention, improving both environmental emissions and costs. The circumstances after this invention taught him that he had sacrificed too much from himself. He forgot to stay close to his heart and he drifted away from happiness. However, he learned from his last and most successful invention, that the most beautiful and sustainable solutions are closer than you expect. Because of this, his artist mission was born.

He started to paint, which revealed to him as very relaxing, and he experienced that it purifies his mind. As result of that, loud thoughts became silent and the treasure of who he really is, became visible: his naked truth. He felt stronger than ever before and this beautiful experience he wants to share.

Edwin loves beautiful light and he likes to experiment with this in his artworks. It will not surprise you, that his first paintings were inspired by the light in the Provence, as Van Gogh, Puget, Picasso and so many other artists have experienced before. Later, when taking art masterclasses, his teacher noticed his talent and tempted him to study and paint portrait and model. She convinced him to study the nude, since an artist needs to know the anatomy of the body, to be able to paint clothes correctly over this. This great advise that he never regrets, brought him very close to his essence.

After a while, he discovered that photography is a powerful technique to study composition, light and colour in an artwork. He took private lessons and masterclasses to polish his technique and skills. Beautiful photographs are the result. For him, photography is a complementary technique to painting since the human eye observes significantly different from the photo film or the camera sensor. The fact that the camera has one lens and we have two eyes is already a big difference. Therefore, in painting he works from life, as eyes see more than a photograph can disclose.

He prefers to call the nudes that he paints and photographs "Female Landscapes". They represent beauty, creativity and warmth. The nude symbolyses for him the essence, pure, without garment. To quote Michelangelo: ?What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed??

Edwin works preferably with tempera and oilpaint, accordingly to the Old Masters' techniques. For him, this is a practical and aesthetical choice, since these techniques have proven to survive centuries and depict the texture and colour of the skin the most realistic. For this reason, he makes his own tempera and oilpaint using genuine pigments. Because he holds a BSc in chemistry, he can purchase them to use them in his paintings.

His works were exhibited in his hometown area of Sittard-Geleen and Maastricht till Miami, Barcelona, London, Venice and Amsterdam. Works of him are part of collections in Maastricht, Aix-en-Provence, Oxford, Genk and Sittard-Geleen. He has gallery representation by Maurice Knops Fine Art in Sittard-Geleen.

About Artwork:

Oil on marouflated panel. The linen structure is visible.

Frame: Italian wooden frame with hand-coloured silver leaf.

This work is an unica and from Edwin's Home Exclusive Collection. This painting is inspired by realising the impact of perishing beauty. The self-esteem of many women is depending on their attractiveness. With this painting, Edwin wants to trigger you to observe your own relationship towards true beauty: your inner beauty!

The hyperrealism posture of this lady is twisted, almost like a DNA helix, that emphasizes the matrix of life, the perfection of the female body, erotic beauties and the inspiration of female anatomy. But also, the DNA is the matrix of your essence. This painting is also an experiment of expressing the female landscape as a traditional still-life. Instead of rummers, girandoles or fruits, there are shown the beautiful round shapes of a lady. The clair obscure light co-works pleasantly with the composition, creating beautiful diagonal lines and round shapes. The intended anonymous atmosphere is emphasized by nearly abstract forms in this artwork. With this painting, Edwin has consciously chosen to represent the lady as a vanitas still-life, meaning that physical beauty is perishing, while inner beauty lasts forever. Be pure, not plastic!


In this artwork, Edwin used self-made paint made from traditional, genuine pigments to paint her skin. Also the panel is completely hand-prepared: the Belgian linen is glued on the multilayered wood and grounded with an oil based ground.?
Frame: Italian wooden frame with hand-coloured silver leaf.

Edwin IJpeij

Vanitas

  • 2017
  • 90 x 60 cm
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil / Panel
  • Origin: Netherlands
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Edwin IJpeij Exclusive Art
  • Signed: Signed lower left
  • Comments:

    All Edwin's available work can be shipped worldwide. Additional shipping costs may apply.

    I am happy to offer my paintings for sale on Artplode, one of the best art gallery websites to sell original fine art.

    Private art commissions welcome.

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  • Price: €7,500.00 EUR
  • Seller: Edwin IJpeij, Netherlands

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  • Artplode ID: 4337
  • Artplode Seller ID: 7505

About Artist:

Edwin (1969) was born, raised and is currently living and working in Sittard-Geleen, a town in the south of The Netherlands very close to Maastricht. As a little boy, he already showed promising talent in painting and therefore his enthusiastic art teacher recommended him to attend the art academy to become a successful artist. However, his conservative parents forced him to start a more "realistic" career, and he decided to study chemistry.

After obtaining his BSc degree in organic chemistry, he enjoyed a stunning industrial career as an inventor at a multinational enterprise, apotheotically ending in an worldwide applied invention, improving both environmental emissions and costs. The circumstances after this invention taught him that he had sacrificed too much from himself. He forgot to stay close to his heart and he drifted away from happiness. However, he learned from his last and most successful invention, that the most beautiful and sustainable solutions are closer than you expect. Because of this, his artist mission was born.

He started to paint, which revealed to him as very relaxing, and he experienced that it purifies his mind. As result of that, loud thoughts became silent and the treasure of who he really is, became visible: his naked truth. He felt stronger than ever before and this beautiful experience he wants to share.

Edwin loves beautiful light and he likes to experiment with this in his artworks. It will not surprise you, that his first paintings were inspired by the light in the Provence, as Van Gogh, Puget, Picasso and so many other artists have experienced before. Later, when taking art masterclasses, his teacher noticed his talent and tempted him to study and paint portrait and model. She convinced him to study the nude, since an artist needs to know the anatomy of the body, to be able to paint clothes correctly over this. This great advise that he never regrets, brought him very close to his essence.

After a while, he discovered that photography is a powerful technique to study composition, light and colour in an artwork. He took private lessons and masterclasses to polish his technique and skills. Beautiful photographs are the result. For him, photography is a complementary technique to painting since the human eye observes significantly different from the photo film or the camera sensor. The fact that the camera has one lens and we have two eyes is already a big difference. Therefore, in painting he works from life, as eyes see more than a photograph can disclose.

He prefers to call the nudes that he paints and photographs "Female Landscapes". They represent beauty, creativity and warmth. The nude symbolyses for him the essence, pure, without garment. To quote Michelangelo: ?What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed??

Edwin works preferably with tempera and oilpaint, accordingly to the Old Masters' techniques. For him, this is a practical and aesthetical choice, since these techniques have proven to survive centuries and depict the texture and colour of the skin the most realistic. For this reason, he makes his own tempera and oilpaint using genuine pigments. Because he holds a BSc in chemistry, he can purchase them to use them in his paintings.

His works were exhibited in his hometown area of Sittard-Geleen and Maastricht till Miami, Barcelona, London, Venice and Amsterdam. Works of him are part of collections in Maastricht, Aix-en-Provence, Oxford, Genk and Sittard-Geleen. He has gallery representation by Maurice Knops Fine Art in Sittard-Geleen.

About Artwork:

Oil on marouflated panel. The linen structure is visible.

Frame: Italian wooden frame with hand-coloured silver leaf.

This work is an unica and from Edwin's Home Exclusive Collection. This painting is inspired by realising the impact of perishing beauty. The self-esteem of many women is depending on their attractiveness. With this painting, Edwin wants to trigger you to observe your own relationship towards true beauty: your inner beauty!

The hyperrealism posture of this lady is twisted, almost like a DNA helix, that emphasizes the matrix of life, the perfection of the female body, erotic beauties and the inspiration of female anatomy. But also, the DNA is the matrix of your essence. This painting is also an experiment of expressing the female landscape as a traditional still-life. Instead of rummers, girandoles or fruits, there are shown the beautiful round shapes of a lady. The clair obscure light co-works pleasantly with the composition, creating beautiful diagonal lines and round shapes. The intended anonymous atmosphere is emphasized by nearly abstract forms in this artwork. With this painting, Edwin has consciously chosen to represent the lady as a vanitas still-life, meaning that physical beauty is perishing, while inner beauty lasts forever. Be pure, not plastic!


In this artwork, Edwin used self-made paint made from traditional, genuine pigments to paint her skin. Also the panel is completely hand-prepared: the Belgian linen is glued on the multilayered wood and grounded with an oil based ground.?
Frame: Italian wooden frame with hand-coloured silver leaf.







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