Strength and fragility

I paint and draw my immediate surroundings in the rural area just north of Amsterdam. The area I live in has a rich and long agricultural history. I paint people, landscapes, animals, trying to show them the way they are now, framing them in their rapidly changing surroundings. Aiming to show a timeless beauty, without reverting to nostalgia.
  Always searching for the essence of what I want to express.

At the moment, the focus of my work lies with painting the different aspects of dairy farming. How does it influence the animals, the people and the landscape? This is the MILK project, culminating in an exhibition in the Waterland Museum in the autumn of 2021.  Apart from the cattle and other big farm animals, I paint plein air landscapes, and portraits from life.

I studied at Wackers Academy of figurative art in Amsterdam, and graduated with honours in June 2019. I have participated in and won awards at several international plein air painting festivals such as Noordwijk and Pintar Rapido. With a small charcoal drawing of trees reflected in a ditch, I was selected for the Dutch national Summer Exhibition at Museum De Fundatie. One of my portraits was chosen for the "Lang leve Rembrandt" exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. End of 2021 I will be exhibiting solo at the Waterland Museum in Monnickendam with the MILK project I am now working on.

 

 

NOW ON SHOW:

"Als beelden gaan spreken", een samenwerking tussen de Waterlandse Kunstkring en Dichterskring Waterland in Oosthuizen.

 

 

Unloading the trailer at the livestock market, oil on paper 65x50cm
Unloading the trailer at the livestock market, oil on paper 65x50cm

 

 

schilderachtig

 


holst van de nacht
maar net overschreden
wereld nog lichtelijk duister
haar uiterlijk als in olieverf gehuld

een kalf
zwartbont gekleurd
tussen bang en nieuwsgierig
treedt naar voren

nieuwe wereld tegemoet










Sebastiaan Stroosnijder


Current and upcoming exhibitions

June 15 - October 5 L_A_B nr.1, De Boterhal, Hoorn
July 24 - August 15 "Als beelden gaan spreken", Waterlandse Kunstkring in co-operation with  Dichterskring Waterland, Grote Kerk Oosthuizen
August 25 - January 9 2022 "Milk", solo exhibition Waterlands Museum De Speeltoren, Monnickendam
September 5 - October 17 "TRANS:IT", Österreichisches Papiermachermuseum, Steyrermühl (Austria)
October 9 - January 9 2022 "Ode aan het Noord-Hollandse landschap", Purmerends Museum, Purmerend
October 23 - 31 Artists aan Zee V tijdens Kunst10daagse Bergen, Hotel Meyer, Bergen aan Zee