INTO THE SKIN OF
lovingly collected objects that matter
DISCOVER PIET SEBENS
'Novels are not made like children, but like pyramids: blocks are stacked on top of each other according to a carefully thought-out design.' (Gustave Flaubert)
When the word 'novels' is replaced by 'paintings', this statement also applies to the work of Piet Sebens (1961). Balanced compositions, a pronounced use of color and a careful, balanced execution characterize his still lifes.
This way of working takes a lot of time and does not allow for large production. In recent years, Piet Sebens has also opted for subjects that force a faster working method, such as model, portrait and landscape; usually painted on location and in small format. In the end, however, Piet Sebens always returns to his studio where his lovingly collected objects are patiently waiting for him in cool daylight from the North.
Piet Sebens studied at the Academy Minerva Groningen, The Netherlands.