Marko Klomp the man behind the beautiful equivocal 'soft focus' painting.
Who is he artistically?
Klomp is a painter and poet. Apart from the work we have available at the gallery, he writes poems that can accompany the paintings he makes. These poems are also available as stand alone poetry book. The poems are in Dutch, but his art work is universal.
What is his style?
You can recognize his work immediately. No matter the them, his signature 'Soft focus' in his paintings is very memorable. The oil paintings are hyper realistic work, seemingly distorted by a lens of an unfocused camera, but it is the hand of the artist.
Why is his style special?
The soft focus style of the paintings allows for the mood of the viewer, room or light to impact the mood of the painting. In a warm sunny room, the painting has an entirely different feel to it, than the same painting on a rainy day. Or in a neutral room, the painting might have a positive or negative meaning to different viewers. This soft focus allows for the viewer to pour themselves into the narrative of the painting. Which is a fascinating effect, one painting is several thousand other paintings, depending who is looking at it and where.
What are his qualifications?
What does art mean to Klomp?
Klomp just needs to look out of the window of his studio and he is immediately pressed with the artistic need of capturing every moment. He his filled with this need, Klomp says "for art is all-embracing'. His desire to pursue this passion in life, is continuous.
Klomp loves the way art opens my artistic eyes as the birth of a butterfly. Cheerful or sad.
This ambiguity between different emotions is also felt in his work. Each of his work can open your eyes to the feeling the viewer is currently harboring. Looking at his work attunes you to your own feelings. His work is neither cheerful or sad outright, it depends on the mood of the viewer and the sphere of the room which emotion is prevalent in the painting. Seeing his work is seeing yourself.
You can buy Marko Klomp online at Gallery Sorelle Sciarone or at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong (4-7 October 2019).
Klomp has been collected by Dutch, South African and Canadian Collectors.