Rob Scholte

Galerie 't Venster

It pleases me that Rob Scholte’s new work is countering the so-called “wild painting:’Although until recently he made work related to ”wild painting“ he is currently very clear in his rejection of what he now sees as the most degenerate art of the last decade. In the past few years he has been developing successfully a style of painting that truly offers an alternative to the impulsive, semiexpressionistic work of his contemporaries. Scholte’s departure from this emotional style of painting has been gradual. It settled finally on the production of a painting in 64 parts, Rom 87, 1983, which correlated to an equal number of pages in a child’s coloring book. The intention was clear: ”wild painting“ had been relegated to the nursery. The most striking aspect of the work, however, was that it imparted a sharp conceptual undertone to a truly convincing kind of naive painting. Although the work

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