Pieter Schoolwerth

Pieter Schoolwerth considers art history the primary subject of his paintings. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Schoolwerth produced Surrealist-inspired figurative paintings. Schoolwerth methodically traces the original paintings’ individual figures, still life objects, or landscape elements, then superimposes them on his canvas to create one hybrid mass. (Artsy

“I’ve never been particularly interested in expressing myself through painting. Rather, I prefer to use paintings from the past as the raw material upon which to ground my entire practice.”

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