Artist: Theo Wolvecamp
Title: Abstracte compositie uit 1991
Size: 50 x 65 cm
Theo Wolvecamp started painting at a young age. In 1947 he stopped after two years with his studies at the art academy in Arnhem and left for Amsterdam. There he became involved with the Experimental Group in the Netherlands and in 1948 with the Cobra movement. The young painter worked in Paris from 1953 to 1954. Then he returned to the relative isolation of his hometown Hengelo. From Twente he took part in many national and international group exhibitions.
Wolvecamps’ oeuvre can be divided into different periods. Immediately after the war, Pablo Picasso’s work made a deep impression on him. Later he became interested in the painter Joan Miró. Kandinsky also had a lot of influence on his work. After a Miró-like beginning, Wolvecamp made abstract expressionist works in often dark tones and with thick layers of paint. Fantasy creatures and other figurative elements emerge in his compositions (especially from 1955), making them reminiscent of the paintings of the Danish Cobra member Asger Jorn.
His work can be seen on the website of the municipality of Hengelo. Relatively few works from the Cobra era have been preserved. This was because Wolvecamp was often very critical of his own work and destroyed or painted over many paintings. The art society Lambooijhuis is now located in his former home. You can find more of Wolvecamp’s work here.
|Dimensions||50 × 65 cm|