Left Behind VIII | Marko Klomp | Landscape and Wildlife Painting
"Left Behind VIII' (2020). Marko Klomp. Oil on Linen. 80 cm x 100cm.
- Contemporary Artists Marko Klomp
- Artwork Title: Left Behind VIII - Bear in Woods
- Year: 2020
- Series: Left Behind
- Technique: Oil on Linen
- Type: Seascape and Wildlife Painting
- Format: 80cm x 100cm
"Left Behind I" (2019) is part of a new series Marko Klomp started in 2019. In each of these painting, Marko Klomp paints in his signature 'soft focus' style a vast landscape with a singular animal figure. The work in this series is very large and the sense of isolation is painfully poetic in each piece.
Detail of Woods from "Left Behind VIII' (2020). Marko Klomp. Oil on Linen. 80 cm x 100cm.
Left Behind VIII is a large oil painting of a lone bear in a forest covered in snow. The painting is predominantly white and grey. This is a blink or misses the bear moment forever captured in an oil painting. Marko takes a journey through all the different earth´s biomes in his series.
Poster from 2021 Exhibition: Left Behind: a Monograph of Landscapes by Art Historian Wouter Maas.
Left Behind IV' (2020). Marko Klomp. Oil on Linen. 100 cm x 120cm.
It is a strange painting, as bears usually hibernate during the winter. Only a bear in distress would leave its warm hibernations to venture into the cold snow. Marko's series Left Behind is based on post-apocalyptical earth. Where much of the human race and nature has been destroyed. This is a world where we did not stop globalization. The bear being out of his den is therefore fitting for this series.
Gallery Sorelle Sciarone is a contemporary art gallery specialised in colourful and evocative paintings.