Modern Photography
Dreaming
Traditional Painting
Vanitas

Edwin IJpeij
Contemporary Artist combining Traditional Painting & Modern Photography

With my respectful, sensual and sometimes a bit spicy artworks, I want to bring you in touch with your human nature, with all its facets. It is about how you look at yourself, at beauty, however also how you interact with people and the world around. This may provoke all kind of feelings and emotions. With my Female Landscapes, I want to inspire you to embrace your (inner) beauty. As organic result, you love yourself exactly as and how you are, no matter how you look like. My paintings and photography are intended to bring you in motion to look at yourself from different perspective. Therefore, they may confront you with your own (self-)perception and vulnerability.

My work is about life. About humanity with all it's emotions, feelings and choices we have to make. We all experience that sometimes life is fluent and sometimes it is a bit more complex than we think. How do you feel in this life? Do you live your life or does your life live you? My career path changed amazingly from chemist-inventor to artist. This was an exciting experience where I discovered the power of expression, giving me freedom and happiness to live my life.

With every artwork, I want to remind you that you are as good as you are and as attractive as you look like. It is about how you look towards yourself and your total appearrance as personality. This is the secret of true beauty which shines strongly through your own physical shapes! Yes, indeed, with all your curves and all your edges. Embrace them! This is what I want to do with my art: bringing you in motion to be your pure and beautiful self, your naked truth!

My Biography

Photography

The beauty, sensuality and personality of the model inspires me to capture her feelings and emotions. Her personality intrigues me and the creative process towards a photograph, I always experience as a nice artistic symbiosis where the model inspires the artist and vice versa. No matter if she is mysterious, dreamy, shy, introvert or extravert, her personality and character is the basis for the final artwork as this makes every model unique. To express the softness of her shapes and her skin I have a strong preference for printing the final artwork in black and white. Despite my focus is on the creation of Female Landscapes, I also love to work with masculine models, where I like to express again character and personality.

Photography Gallery

Paintings

Creating a painting of a Female Landscape is very different than making a photograph. In this great journey, I feel the freedom to add my personal imagination and artistic interpretation. Like in photography, the model inspires me to paint - brushstroke after brushstroke - her beauty, sensuality and personality. Typically, she poses live, however, to reduce sitting time, I also work from sketches and memory. Likelyness is important for me, however, I may decide to make changes to improve the composition, light and color. The challenge is to reflect skin in texture and colour. To achieve this as convincingly as possible, I work with self-made paint, which I prepare from traditional, genuine pigments accordingly to the methods of the Old Masters. By this, a new Female Landscape is born, my "hommage à la Femme"

Painting Gallery

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