"ROBBERT FORTGENS": Debut Exhibition | New Artist Representation
IMPULSE GALLERY is delighted to present the new artist representation of Dutch artist Robbert Fortgens in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Fortgens’ works are abstract, radiating an exceptional energy, coming from a stage in life where the artist fully opts for the limits of the very essential. This major crossroad demands a confrontation of fear and loss, evolution and total focus, feeling extremely driven yet relaxed. Physically challenging, Robbert chooses to immerse himself completely in the build up of his works, layer upon layer to let the creation fully unfold and flow as the colours makes way for the next one.
Although his work appears modern, one slowly gets the feeling that it contains an archaic strength. Fortgens initially painted still lifes with beautiful realistic fruits and graceful female figures. However, he noted how the conventions of a profession influence a painting and how this can be oppressive - how creating artistic content and depth can get in the way of a sharp vision.
This inspiring and freeing thought of removal forms the centre of Fortgens latest works as it gives him the opportunity to do what he had dreamed of all his life - namely to paint what he feels inside. Progress in his body of works now mean to let go. Explore brand new available works in our gallery space at Haldenstrasse 19 or scroll down for more.