Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
PETER JOHN VOORMEIJ   

Peter John Voormeij
Through Dutch Eyes 2
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Oct. 23 - Nov. 13, 2007


Peter John Voormeij - Homage to Mondrian
Homage to Mondrian
30 x 36 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$3,500 



Being a Dutchman and a painter, it is almost impossible not to be inspired by my fellow countrymen. I was born and raised in Amsterdam. At an early age, my father introduced me to some of the greatest paintings in the world. As a child I stood in front of Rembrandt's masterpieces. I learned to love and deeply appreciate his use of colour, and paint texture. At that time, I was even able to secretly run my fingertips gently over some of his works.

At the age of 14, my father familiarized me with the works of Piet Mondriaan. I clearly remember my confusion. I couldn't understand the intention of this artist. I saw stark primary colour fields, outlined with a slightly quivering, black line. The paintings almost looked primitive, or decorative. I remember that these works had a serene, almost tranquil, atmosphere. They puzzled me. It took me many years to better understand what Mondriaan was aspiring for.

The paintings in my Through Dutch Eyes 2 exhibition are an interpretation of my respect for Mondriaan's imaginings of his Utopia and his profound influence on me. Mondriaan believed that "The new art is the old art free of all oppression". He aimed to teach us to look more closely at non-figurative paintings, to look beyond the spatial spread of his compositions. To see them with a sense of generosity, allowing oneself to discover elements perhaps not apparent at first sight, such as rhythm and optimism, or the bustle of big-city life.




Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.4
Counter Composition No.4
16 x 16 Inches  
$1,800 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.6
Counter Composition No.6
16 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$1,800 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.8
Counter Composition No.8
16 x 16 Inches  
$1,800 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.1
Counter Composition No.1
16 x 16 Inches  
$1,800 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.3
Counter Composition No.3
16 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$1,800 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.7
Counter Composition No.7
16 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$1,800 



Peter John Voormeij - Analytic Cubism
Analytic Cubism
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Apple Tree in Blossom
Apple Tree in Blossom
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Broadway Boogie
Broadway Boogie
36 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Victory of Painting
Victory of Painting
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$2,950 



Peter John Voormeij - Walking into the Light
Walking into the Light
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$2,950 



Peter John Voormeij - You Have Chosen
You Have Chosen
30 x 36 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.9
Counter Composition No.9
16 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.10
Counter Composition No.10
16 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.5
Counter Composition No.5
16 x 16 Inches  
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Counter Composition No.2
Counter Composition No.2
16 x 16 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - A Man's Voice
A Man's Voice
30 x 36 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Abstract Domain
Abstract Domain
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - We Walked Into the Trees
We Walked Into the Trees
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
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Peter John Voormeij - Non-Stop Dancing
Non-Stop Dancing
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Mondrian's Utopia
Mondrian's Utopia
39.5 x 71 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - Windmill
Windmill
24 x 30 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 



Peter John Voormeij - New Values
New Values
36 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
Sold 

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