Erik Renssen (b. 1960, NL)

Erik Renssen is a prolific artist. His oeuvre comprises painting, sculpture and graphic works. Working mainly in the figurative tradition, the imagery is never one of pure naturalism. There is always a level of abstraction. With great virtuosity he paints a world of both vibrant and subdued colours. The range of subjects is classical; portrait, still-life, the reclining nude and the occasional landscape. Renssen is inspired by the world that surrounds him, his wife and children, the intimacy of the studio, the pleasure of a dinner- party with good friends but above all he is a fervent admirer of Pablo Picasso: 

“He’s the greatest and my daily inspiration. I write my own story on the canvas before me, using the wonderful visual language Picasso gave to us”.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Picasso left a great variety of Graphic Art, representing his many different styles and periods. Alongside the Renssen Works of Art we present a collection of high quality lithographsetchings, and pochoirs by the Great Master himself.