about the art

With the new artworks I am exploring brushstrokes and duality. Between old & new and digital & analogue.

The brushstrokes of Rembrandts Nightwatch form the basis of my Abstract Rembrandt series. By rearranging these, a new visual language is created. A glimpse of how abstract art could have looked like in the 17th century.

In the past few years I’ve added digital techniques to my analogue workflow. Using scripts and coding to randomize the process and create happy accidents.

After two years of experimenting I came up with different types of appearances and finishes. Brushstrokes, Photoshop, coding, giclee prints, paint, dammar varnish, woodblocks, resin, aluminium and 17th century frames in one big mix.

Below you find a short animation about a part of the creation process of the Abstract Rembrandt series; capturing the brushstrokes.

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about the artist

NOMER (1977) is a pseudonym of Remon de Jong, is a visual artist, animator and Dutch oldskool rapper, who started drawing cartoons, moved to graffiti and made series of paintings. In several Dutch cities you can find his sculptures and he has shown his work in musea and galeries. 

Lives and works in Broek in Waterland (NL).

Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, CIBAP Zwolle.

Selection of exhibitions:
 Vrije Academie Amsterdam, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Museum Belvédère Oranjewoud (Museumnacht), Museum Willem van Haren Heerenveen, Galerie De Lawei Drachten, Galerie Bas Sneek, Argument Vertoningsruimte Tilburg, Kunsthuis LOOF Jubbega, Exporuimte Oosterpoort Groningen,  Infirmerie CBK Leeuwarden.

“I started making artworks in 1995. Murals, paintings, instalations and public sculptures. Later I discovered video and created preformances and animations. My life in art has always been about experimenting and trying new artforms. After a lot of different great projects, gaining a lot of expertise, my love for intriguing wall objects brought me to develop the Abstract Rembrandt series. My most personal work to date. I see myself as an artist in the Frisian tradition.”

Shot by Tessa Posthuma de Boer


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