In the 1950s, Bram Bogart was already one of the most progressive artists of the informal group (art informel) who practice informal painting, such as action painting and dripping. He used oil paint, acrylic paint, water color and gouache for his paintings.
He was self-taught. His first works (period 1939-1948) were landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes and figure representations in an expressionist style. Since 1950 he has devoted himself to abstract painting. Later he developed an extremely simplified style with paintings that consisted only of a few – usually clear – monochromatic surfaces. Cézanne was a great inspiration to him.Because he was trained as a house painter, he was very experienced in mixing his own special paint substances in which he mixed the oil paint with water. This allowed him to get his enormous thick, pasty oil paintings so that they dried completely from the inside; if not, most of his works had long since sagged, like some of Karel Appel’s works. His paintings actually consist of just a few brushstrokes that immediately form a large shape; some of these brushstrokes put together form the entire painting.
60 x 60 cm
oktober 21, 2019