Jan Willem van Welzenis is a Dutch painter,
originally from a small medieval town nearby Gouda.
He is now living in Dordrecht,
A city that is famous for its Dutch Golden Age painters
such as Albert Cuyp, Ferdinand Bol and Romantic painter Ary Scheffer.
With sweeping gestural brushstrokes and a calligraphy manner of painting,
his art is an original style of abstract expressionism,
influenced and inspired by
the action painters and Willem de Kooning and Cy Twombly.
Graffiti-like scribbles and scratches blend with thick paint on paper,
he blurs distinctions between drawing and painting:
“I work fast and directly without trying to make up what and how to paint,
but only work intuitively.
Sometimes I wish for a light space with vibrant colors,
but sometimes I need a moorland with violent scratches.”
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