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painter and graphic artist

Henk Sentel (1949)

 

IMAGINARY REALISM

BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITY 

 

INSPIRATION The starting point of my paintings and drawings is the fusion of fantasy and reality. In its own image language, full of symbolism. Symbols as the eye; the most fascinating symbol based on one of the human senses. Or the womb and belly as the seat of life. And the egg as the universal symbol of the mystery of creation. The sea as primal source of life and water as symbol of purity. With this imagery I create the visualisation of my fantasy but painted realistically. I use very old techniques in my paintings, with first an underpainting and then overlaid with many layers of transparent oil paint (the technique of glazing). This technique creates the wealth of colour which is a striking feature of my work.

 

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