About This Piece
A vision from a dream
Van Renselar describes himself as an abstract artist, yet his paintings sometimes utilise figurative elements - he explains: "These are spontaneous symbols, they are just things that occur to me when making the particular picture, hence their meaning can differ from picture to picture. They seldom have any meaning related to what they actually resemble. I don’t especially want my pictures to be understood - to me, deconstructing a picture would be like dividing a poem into its single words.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF VAN RENSELAR'S WORK
Van Renselar's work is created from disparate sources such as drawing (either on paper or directly onto screen), digital photography, painting and scanning. These separate elements are all collaged together on a computer into a digital file which is then output as a giclee on canvas and sealed. This methodology makes it possible for the final picture to be different sizes. This form of working is sometimes mistakenly called CGA (computer generated art) - a description Van Renselar rejects. The computer generates nothing at all, it is merely a ‘receptacle’ for collecting the different elements together - collage is a more accurate description.
Only one giclee will ever be made of each artwork.