Tymon de Laat - Set sail
Tymon de Laat - Set sail - close up
Tymon de Laat - Set sail - progress
Tymon de Laat - Set sail - sketch

7.2 meter x 4.3 meter.
Spray paint and marker on concrete pillar.
Tymon de Laat 2018.
Subwaystation Rijnhaven Rotterdam, NL.
ROAR festival

Depicted you see a skipper overlooking the adjacent Rijnharbour, a place where in the olden days the maintenance and winter storage of inland waterway shipping took place. Rotterdam has it’s roots deeply founded in naval and inland transportation. This is the starting point for many European supplies.

This is my contribution to the Rotterdam Art Ride project, a great initiative made possible by a lot of hard work of the #ROAR crew. Thank you Hafie Marjon and Inger for the invitation to take part and meet this smasher of a line up of 18 national and international artists.

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De Laat started painting murals and canvases, often based on his own photographs of the people he met during his travels. He exaggerates the natural lines in their faces, and fills the spaces that appear between those swirling lines with swaths of vivid color. The linework and color palette he applies in that way, are a means of translating his memories of Latin America to visual imagery. The food, the architecture, the clothes, and particularly his respect for the culture of indigenous peoples; it’s all in there, as de Laat transitions it over to enliven drab Western concrete.

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