Artist Jan van Lokhorst
Jan van Lokhorst (1954, NL) most often characterized by the abundance use of oil paint to structure impasto texture on the canvas. Emotion in Lokhorst art draws on this pleasing style with traces of earlier Dutch abstract expressionist artists as Karel Appel and Willem de Koning whom preceded him. Lokhorst initiates his process through the visualization of the composition and pauses to reaffirm his conceived painting. As Lokhorst states a painting birth is 80% through effective looking and 15% to structure the paint around and 5% to form the paints into his desired composition. Correct decisions take at the good deal of preparation before the moment painting arrives. Characteristic for Lokhorst's paintings are multiplicity of drawing variations in blended colors to capture the brilliance of the paint. Lokhorst creates the forms and stratification in his painting in balance with autonomous expression to result in a visual grip between the abstract and the figurative. His works are collected around the world and found in unique settings as the swimming pool dwellings of the famous, cathedrals to the meeting halls of the Dutch parliament.