Toon Oomen

WHEN TOON OOMEN STARTED HIS ARTSTUDIO AND SMALL GALARY AT HOME IN 1990, PAINTING BECAME AN INCREASING IMPORTANT PART OF HIS AND HIS FAMILY’S LIFE, TOGETHER WITH HIS ARCHITECTURE AGENCY WHICH HE LARGELY EXPANDED AS BEING THE THIRD GENERATION OOMEN. THE TENSION BETWEEN DICTATED ART AND FREE ART, ARCHITECTURE AND PAINTING MAKE THIS COMBINATION AN INSPIRING ONE.TOON OOMEN IS A PAINTER, UNINFLUENCED BY THEORIES AND PHILOSOPHIES REGARDING ART. FOR HIM, PAINTING IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL; THEAPPLICATION OF PAINT ON A SURFACE, WHERE NOT THE SUBJECT OR STATEMENT OF THE PAINTER IS IMPORTANT, BUT THE WAY OF PAINTING THATDETERMINES THE ARTISTIC LEVEL. FOR THIS REASON HIS PAINTINGS DO NOT COME WITH A TITLE OR DATE. ANY GIVEN TITLE WOULD DETRACT THE ATTENTION OF THE TRUE MEANING OF THE PAINTING AND WOULD BLOCK THE VIEWER’S OWN DISCOVERY.ENJOYING A PAINTING SHOULD BE A PROCESS IN WHICH MORE AND MORE IS DISCOVERED, THE LONGER YOU LOOK. BOTH THE UNEXPECTED AND THE COINCIDENCE PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO MAKE A PAINING EXCITING AND UNIQUE. SWITCHING OFF RATIO AND MAKE ROOM FOR INTUITION. PAINTINGS EVOLVE WITHOUT A PREDESIGNED PLAN, AS THE RESULT OF A JOURNEY FOCUSING ON A GOAL WHICH IS NOT YET KNOWN.

TOON OOMEN’S WORK IS BASED ESSENTIALLY ON OIL ON PAPER.