Real Paintings by Denis van der Velde
001 - Gift of Life
The first acryl painting made by Denis, the Gift of Life. Taken Ikea old wooden frame that was hanging in my living room and painted over it. The lines and objects in colors represent whatever you imagine and is what you see in it. Some see nothing, some just after some time. What is me inside this painting is, the sun, sex drugs rock and roll, fun, religion, love and hate, poor and rich, etc. It is named after ‘the way to life is forgiveness’ by Lee Scratch Perry. The nice thing of this painting is that everybody sees something in this painting, and it surprises me what people say about it, what they see and think. While for others it’s just lines and some object, after time and more looking, you will see ?
002 - Frustrated
In 2018 while experiencing some kind of burn-out, sick. I was frustrated. I immediately decided that it was a good subject for a painting. What is inside this painting is frustration and what mainly the outcome of frustrations. Though meant to see whatever you want to see in this painting for you, I put some clear findable things inside the painting to make the subject clear. Though the painting is not hard, it’s made to be funny. The colors and combinations are more soft, so it is a funny snapshot that came from frustrations.
003 - Life is a Trip
The third painting by Denis, Life is a Trip. All things aside, I parted a bit from lines and objects, in a way that it becomes even more clear and visible. Apart from the first two paintings this is one a doubted about struggled more to finish. But it represents that life is an experience, good and bad things can happen, true or false, sex and love, road and waypoints, digital or analog. Still I am the artist and painted it, I just want you to see in it what you like. As the other two first paintings, I paint with the intention that you see in it what you want. But as I said before, this painting is more clear than the first two paintings I made.
005 - To Space
To Space. Basically this is painting number 4, not 5. But I made this for a friend as a present. So I also made it in 2 hours and framed it with a pain wooden frame. It represents Space, the sun, earth, stars and objects that float, a human looking into the sky. Also now, past tense and the future. Or overthinking life. I also think I tried to draw a space ship, but cannot find it anymore.
Paintings that only exist as digital by Denis van der Velde
D001 - Love BW
One of my first digital paintings, made in 2003. It is about love and contradictions. Opposites attract ? And again made so simple, but imaginations goes with it. Also just because i was not really into colors and worked on a big canvas with only the pen and tools available. Later on i learned how to work digital and with software. This first painting was the first one i liked and kept.
D002 - Nature
Not the second painting in digital, but second in place, made in 2003. Land water and animals, nature. Nature is iregular and has its own laws. Evolution, history and progress. Most of all it shows how beautifull nature is and we must have an eye on nature that it is kept preserved.
D003 - Ashamed
Its me ashamed, meaning wanting to hide from the world. Intrested but not into joining. Sometimes situations like that, for a longer time or just a short while. Do you like yourself ? Whatever it is, you are a part this world and 'a piece of this world is yours'. So exist, you do.
D004 - Hieroglyph of a D
Well well, basically this should look like a hieroglyph of a penis. Anything else around it, is focussing to the middle. Found before christ, maybe in some kind of african tomb.
D006 - Square Flower
Flowers in nature have some kind of rules the way they grow, but the digital square world was a long time way behind nature. And still basically real square flower would be strange to see in real nature. The math against real nature.
D006 - Funny Pops
Funny Pops is just a few lines of colors and white lines. Though it is done as fun and has a popping effect.
D007 - Situations
Situations, absolute nothing here. Meant to look as a bunch of human drawn objects with black outlines. Situations you can resolve or not, a pathway blocked of not. What ever you see in this one.
D008 - Windmill
Called windmill because it has some remblence of it. Also there are some words and symbols to see. And maybe more.
D009 - The Glow
Sometimes the sky can look so beautifull. Moring, evening, night. Capturing imagination and light reflections.
D010 - Cabaret Show
A night of entertainment. The show, something you want to see on stage. Cabaret.
D011 - One with the Flow
More pastel like not really hard colors, the flow allways is going from a to b.
D012 - Love BW Remake
Redemption of D001, there is a copying effect. Does love repeat itself.
D013 - Yellow Pastels
Not really all is yellow, but has a lot of colors. But in pastels you almost never see yellow.
Paintings that only exist on paper by Denis van der Velde
A001 - Open the Gate
Sometimes in life you are into something new, something exiting. You can see it, but you must pass the gate first.
Most of these paintings come with a big size, 1 meter by 1 meter, or bigger. And are meant to place above couch or in a living room or bedroom, not hidden away. Somehow i like big paintings and canvasses. It was fun to create and for the viewer, it is only fun! Sometimes with a twist, but done respectfull and funny.