OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2024
Australian based, Dutch artist René Bolten has been making work in his Georgica based home studio for over 30 years. His work represents the beauty in everyday objects.
This new body of work The Painter's Studio | Het Schildersatelier, pays homage to his studio and explores the objects and tools of his daily art practice.
Each life size painting represents an aspect of his studio and objects of familiarity, that are loaded with the comfort of memory and tenderly observe the place where he has spent a lifetime painting, making meaning and finding solace and safety.
The paintings in this new series of works in progress, feature the tools of his practice and draw attention to his collection of books, treasured objects and household articles that are used daily by the artist and his partner, honed by hands overtime, made more treasured by this everyday use and the artist’s choice to shine a light on them through the process of painting.
Dutch born, Australian based artist René Bolten, was born 1954 in The Hague, Netherlands. He studied at the Amsterdam Academy for Visual Art Education.
René has lived and worked as an artist and much loved art teacher in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, for more than 30 years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and was awarded the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize in 2013. His preferred genres are still life and portraiture that are created from his studio in Georgica, Northern Rivers region NSW.