Artist Ad Arma
Ad Arma, (1954, NL) – This is a leading Dutch artist. His versatility is expressed in media such as bronze, ceramics, glass, and etchings. In 2007, Ad Arma was named artist of the year, the most important Dutch award for visual arts. Arma takes the viewer on a journey through abstract space to let him experience his presence in time and timelessness. His "About Music" series consists of painted white surface canvases on which the jazz sounds of musical notes are transformed into images. In the paintings from his "Travel Horizon" series, the observer can take a journey through colourful horizons made up of hundreds of impasto painted lines. His etchings give shape and colour to the cosmos; frequently showing shaman-looking figures. From intuition and concentration, Ad Arma creates a poetic atmosphere enhanced by the subtle use of colour.