Jan Willem van Welzenis Creates Wildly Animated Paintings

 - Jan 28, 2013
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Jan Willem van Welzenis is a Dutch painter with a penchant for wildly expressive paintings which blend effervescent scribbles with thick black lines to create a dynamic and patently original style of abstract expressionism.

Jan Willem van Welzenis was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, Netherlands, where he specialized in painting and drawing. Looking through his portfolio, his classical instruction is evident: his brushstrokes may seem primitive to the naked eye, but upon closer viewing it's clear that each stroke is carefully located to emit maximum feral energy, the emotion his paintings are predicated on.

One of the most engaging paintings in Jan Willem van Welzenis's portfolio solely utilizes a light shade of red. The painting stands in stark contrast to Welzenis's other work, much of which features multiple colors. By focusing on one color and letting his passionate brush jabs tell the story, Jan Willem van Welzenis forces the audience to follow the narrative of his brush -- something many artists attempt, but rarely succeed in doing.