Ben Kleyn

3D paintings: Ben Kleyn’s fish artworks

The Fish Artworks are the particularly beautiful result of a combination of painting with acrylic paint on layers of Resin. The work is built up in layers, creating a 3D effect.

We see the fish swimming in beautiful bowls. Completely zen between the greenery.
The works consist of more than twenty layers, each of which has to  dry for at least 24 to 48 hours before he can continue to work. All in all, a labor-intensive project, so there is only one unique piece of each work.

The works are heavy and solid and are made in various sizes and materials.

Original Tibetan singing bowl

Ben uses original Tibetan singing bowls for many of his works.
The works are heavy and solid and are made in various sizes and materials.

Ben Kleyn exclusively at Gallery TON

The latest works by Ben Kleyn are exclusively available from Gallery TON. View our opening hours and visit our gallery to view these unique works.

Biography Ben Kleyn

Ben Kleyn (1962) is self-taught. His career has now spanned many, many years.
We can safely say that he excels in versatility. As a little boy from Rotterdam, he was already drawing portraits of the regular visitors of his parents’ restaurant on the Westersingel in Rotterdam.

The portraits were a sought-after piece of art, so Bennie was quite busy making them.
A little older, Ben began, successfully, to draw pictures and color them in, beautifully. The works found their way to a gallery in Koblenz, Germany, where people were also very impressed with what the Dutch Boy could do.

Eventually photography became his interest and he developed a very unique way of making portraits.
Lots of Dutch politicians, TV stars, etc,  fell under the spell of Ben’s talent.
Frans Molenaar took him into the family, and from then on, only wanted to be photographed by Ben.
Ben did not want to become a fashion photographer, so it remained with personal portraits of Frans himself.

A few years ago he took up painting again and the creations of Fish Landscapes are the result of this.

Teresa Wells

Bronze on steel sculptures | Teresa Wells

Teresa Wells creates emotive figurative sculptures in bronze, that celebrate man’s physical and emotional survival over adversity. Inspired by the question “How do Humans Behave”, she draws inspiration from the contours of athletes and ballet dancers to emphasise a physical strength, placing them in precarious poses to stress fragility. When combined with geometric architectural supports, in steel and stone, she shows a contemporary approach to bronze, lifting it off the the plinth and making it appear less monumental and traditional.

Eric Tiggeler

Eric Tiggeler paints cityscapes in a (hyper) realistic way. He does not opt for picturesque scenes, preferring to paint the ordinary city: houses, streets, cars, facades, shop windows. Cityscapes, from small format closeups to extensive city views.

Hyperrealistic cityscapes | Eric Tiggeler

There’s a lack of urban hustle and bustle in Eric’s work: it’s all about silence, the light on the faca-des, the colors, the typography, the architecture. Occasionally he’ll paint detailed chance arrangements that, viewed from a certain angle and in the right light, are worth capturing. A fully packed shop window or a messy street will be elevated above quotidian life. This produces an image which one can wander through endlessly.

In 2019, Eric won the “Dutch Painting of the year 2018” competition.

Johannes Wessmark

Johannes Wessmark is a self-taught photo-realist artist working with acrylics and oils. His studio is located in the middle of the Swedish wilderness.

Realist artist Johannes Wessmark

Johannes Wessmark was born in Karlstad in 1962, he lives and works in Nedre Bondestad Old School a few miles north of Karlstad in Sweden.

Education: self-taught
Background: 15 years as an advertising illustrator
Style: hyperrealism
Technique: acrylic and oil on canvas

Reinder Ourensma

Hyper-realistic paintings by Reinder Ourensma

“The Irish landscape inspires and intrigues me. I paint what I see, what I feel and what touches me. Through my work I try to retrieve moments of intense euphoria, emotion or mystique – just like a poet when writing poems.”

Reinder Ourensma & Gallery TON

Reinder Ourensma (1952) lives and works in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. He developed a love for figurative work during his studies at Minerva Art Academy. Inspired and motivated by teachers of new realism alike Wout Muller and Ger Siks. While working as an arts and crafts teacher from 1972, he continued to develop as an artist in his spare time and in relative anonymity. Since 2014 Reinder is working full time as a fine art painter. For over thirty years now he has been focusing on the pristine, rugged and quiet Irish landscapes.

Miriam Meulepas

Sculptures by Miriam Meulepas

What inspires me the most is the vulnerability and transiency of the human race. I enjoy making my work as it allows me to show all the different emotions that human beings have.

Beyond my kinda confronting work i also like to create small veheicle’s from old machine parts or old tools for example. In the veheicle’s are small human like figures made from stoneware. These artworks have some humor but also show some vulnerability. With these old rusty and not usable machine parts and tools i create new life for my small sculptures.

Education Miriam Meulepas

Sculpting – Academie voor schone kunsten at Arendonk, Belgium
Specialization sculpting – Academie voor schone kunsten at Arendonk, Belgium

 

Roos van der Meijden

The paintings by realist artist Roos van der Meijden include recognizable classic influences. However, anyone who takes time to view the work also finds contemporary notes. Roos works with oil and acrylic paint, following the principles of the Old Masters. She combines these techniques with her own colors and vision. Even simple everyday scenes make a huge impression.

Realist artist Roos van der Meijden

Roos van der Meijden’s paintings are rarely an exact copy of reality. Reality is only a starting point. Her subject matter varies, yet the contrast between light and shadow as well as the reflections in windows and water are recurring themes.

Roos van der Meijden biography

Roos van der Meijden lives and works in Pijnacker, the Netherlands. In 2001 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. As a painter she specializes in realism.

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Marissa Oosterlee

Marissa Oosterlee’s work always contains a deeper personal or social message, as well as her great love for nature. Marissa now enjoys worldwide attention with her hyperrealistic paintings.

Hyperrealistic paintings by Marissa Oosterlee

Marissa Oosterlee has undisputedly established her name with her photorealistic paintings. She creates her own reality in her artwork. Hyperrealistically and convincingly conveyed on canvas. In addition to various painting techniques, she also uses airbrush and her work often consists of acrylic and oil paint.

Biography Marissa Oosterlee

Marissa Oosterlee was born in 1981 in Katwijk, the Netherlands. She started her career as a games illustrator and later studied the traditional painting of the old and new master. She then made her way as a professional painter creating hyperrealistic paintings. And not entirely without merit because Marissa has won several awards for her work.

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DUARTE VITORIA

Duarte Vitória (1973) lives and works in Porto, Portugal, and holds a diploma in Drawing, Painting and Fine Arts from ESAP.

Paintings by Duarte Vitória

Duarte Vitória creates oil paintings in an inimitable way where the dramatic use of color predominates. It ensures that the spectator is immersed in a rollercoaster of emotions. Every detail of the anatomy is accentuated by brushstrokes. Duarte Vitoria’s artwork has a direct effect on the viewer, who faces the impossible task of choosing between visions of beauty and rawness.

Biography Duarte Vitória

For over a decade, Vitória’s work has been exhibited across European cities such as Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels, Venice, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Basel, Paris, London, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Miami. His work can be found in various public and private collections.

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DEREK SCHOLTE

Derek Scholte’s artwork (Assen, 1973) is not easy to classify in one genre. He gives materials, that most consider to be junk or castoffs, a second life. Derek combines, remodels, and sculpts each part and transforms everyday objects into new forms giving them new meaning. These elements are often more familiar to us than we think, we just have to want to see it. He finds things on the street, at flea markets, and second-hand shops. Pieces with a previous life, with a soul. Their beauty can be found in their imperfection.

Artwork by Derek Scholte

Derek Scholte’s work tells the story of people who dare to dream. It’s about people who dare to step off the beaten track and (in their mind) pull away from their daily life for a little while. It’s about people who think outside the box. The dreamers.

Personalities by Derek Scholte

The personalities that Derek brings to life are in many ways similar. However, they do have subtle differences that reference the uniformity of society and the herd mentality of human nature. His personalities have an essential purpose. They engage machines, vehicles, and equipment while dreaming of escaping.

Biography Derek Scholte

Derek Scholte grew up in the turbulent 1980s. After his theater studies, he was active as an actor, teacher, and theater technician for many years. Subsequently he worked as a graphic designer for over 16 years. As an artist, he initially began painting, then worked with paper (urban paper Art), to finally discover a passion for his current work.

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