Bert De Beul
Bert de Beul's paintings show details of still lifes, landscapes, buildings and people painted in oil on canvas in extreme close-ups, strong contrasts of light and shade, and blurred contours. The motifs are transient, everyday images characterized mostly by contingency and triviality. They seem to be interchangeable, with neither place nor identity. For instance, one sees the entrance to a house, cars in a traffic jam, the back view of a ballerina, juicy red cherries and the view from a car onto an empty road.