I admire and love Dutch landscapes, and I am happy to have my paintings exhibited at Bubble Projects. I painted these paintings outdoors in Kansas, the geographical center of the United States. The paintings are abstract with a reverence for nature. Usually I am happy when I paint, but somehow these were difficult to make. I am trying to move closer to the Open Land, and the details of landscape and patterns of light. I live in New York City, where more parks are being built, and people are joining the Green Movement. More trees being planted. This strengthens me. This series started as watercolors and continued to acrylics. Acrylic painting can be both spontaneous and studied. There is a direct application of the paint and a dialogue with each painting. There is whimsy and humor, as well as a stillness in the landscapes without people. I want these paintings to be poetic. Life needs more poetry and trees.
Pim Stallmann and the Tango
I was born in Amsterdam in 1947. Since 2005 I have worked full time as painter and artist. My paintings are strongly dominated by a theme of the Argentine Tango.
In the series of paintings the tangodancers dance in a variety of surroundings,
A stay in Oostend inspired the series “Tango at Sea”. Several years of training to learn how to paint imitations of marble and grisailles were the origin of the series “Grissaile Tango”, ”Tango in Black and White”, “Delft and China Tango”, “Art Deco Tango”, “Tango@theCity” and “Tangofloors”.
All these were traditionally painted with oil and acrylic on canvas. Early 2013, I made a switch to digital painting. Using Adobe Illustrator CS6 as paint and an iMac as canvas, the Argentine Tango is placed now in new digital surroundings.
My tango paintings were exhibited in for instance Amsterdam, Groningen, Zwolle, London, Stockholm, Malmo, Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Ostend, Paris, Most,Tuscany, and Nagasaki.