No shelter
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

No shelter

Painting medium: Mixed-media



Gallery: Galerie de Ploegh

Ships from: Netherlands

Note: Shipping cost are calculated at checkout


About the artwork
When do you know if it’s a game or a serious opportunity?


Medium Mixed-media
Framed? No
Subjects Human Figure,
Style Figurative
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Artwork Dimensions: 100 X 100 X 2 X cm

About Thea Vos

My paintings evoke different emotions, rejection, curiosity, recognition ... the faces that are often painted away ... A face is seldom separated from judgment, I do not paint persons, they are symbols that represent something, if the symbol were given a face, it becomes a person with a character, the universal term that I want to depict is thus gone. The painting and thinking process is the search for what is real and what is taught or imposed. While painting, I look for the objectification of the image that is being created. By painting away parts of the work or sometimes adding new elements, I “decompose” my subject. I try to approach the core, in the end there is a scene or a frozen play. As you paint, an individuation process takes place, an expansion of consciousness, which leads to maturity, to what you have always been. I paint the opening of the image of women, no longer hindered by the girl who was hindered by her upbringing and family history. For my paintings I use an image archive, the images I choose are always loaded with memory or recognition. A painting often starts with a collage, composed from an image collection. The work must always meet the criterion that it is “real”. Only then is the work completed.

Thea Vos 1956, went through various learning schools and art academies. Exhibitions at home and abroad. She is member of the national artists' association De Ploegh Amersfoort.