Rob den Boer

Culemborg, Netherlands

http://www.robdenboer.nl

Rob den Boer was born in 1968 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

He studied sculture from 1992 to 1997 at the Utrecht School of Art.

In April 2002, he was awarded the Golden Badge of Honour of the European Art and Culture Club in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Artist's Statement

I search for moments, links that represent the continuous motion of the wave, returning again and again in human life: moments of

TIMELESSNESS. Guided by intuition, I record lines and shapesout of which, over several series of drawings, a natural coherence begins to emerge. Reactions to visual elements, moving points of reference and "astonishment" play important roles in the creative process. The work thus created, breathes a natural presence, which emerges from the image itself.

My working process is focussed on moments, links that represent the continuous motion of the wave, returning again and again in human life: moments of TIMELESSNESS. The process on war and peace is also returning again and again in human life. Sometimes it needs a wave that rises above the other waves, being a mark to show the way back to normal human behaviour and personal care for each other. Such a rising wave could be a person, an organisation, a movement (like FacingFaces) or just the crowd in the street. During history this happened over and over again! This charcoal drawing shows such a rising wave, autonomously, becoming a mark itself. Women fighting against violence against other women will never be done with their actions. Most important is being a mark, not for your one glory, but to inspire other people to continue a timeless need to protect people who cannot defend themselves without our help.

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