In this new solo exhibition of Peter Nelissen at the Babygirl Movement art space, patient craftsmanship finds expression in tender portraits of people caught in a fleeting moment of everyday life. His paintings can be enjoyed simply because of their skilled and aesthetic capturing of human life, while the attentive viewer can also discern deeper themes such as body image and diversity.
Peter Nelissen (Vlissingen, 1954) has attended the art academy in Arnhem and, as an artist, has worked mainly outside of the public eye for the past 40 years. Next to his artistic practice, he has worked as an art teacher in several prisons in Limburg, and as an independent researcher in the field of criminology. He currently works as an advisor to the Council of Europe with regards to the improvement of prison systems. In this capacity, he frequently travels to Eastern Europe.
His artistic work shows a dizzying range of topics, often striking in the beauty of their banality. His paintings usually consist of endless layers of paint over a foundation of sand or small stones and show an expertise that has been perfected over the course of many years. The slow attention with which everyday topics are depicted, takes the subject out of its everyday-ness and for a moment, transports the viewer into the sublime endlessness of a moment in time.
Vernissage: Friday 16th November 2018, 18:00-21:00
Opening hours: weekend 12:00-17:00