About the Artist
Self-taught artist Patricia Van Lubeck (1965) is born in Amsterdam and currently working in New Zealand.
Her paintings have realistic aspects, but the improbable form of the elements, untie that realism at the same time. You can't classifying her work as typical surrealism due to the clear story that is being told in the scenes.
My main motive in the theme of paintings I'm working on at this moment, is to show people their own place in their world. I'm not intending to learn any body anything about life, but just make them aware of our individualism and the pressure of the society at the same time.
And my inspiration is coming from a quite complex and not so factual point. The source of inspiration is grown in half a lifetime and filled with millions of particles of images, experiences, stories and dreams.
The painting titled 'the brave one' became the first piece of a series of landscapes with a stronger expressiveness than I ever did before.
Most of the people can associate themselves with one of the trees in the paintings. The trees are performing like actors. I think every person is gifted with at least one special thing (quality, specialism, talent, feature or even a struggle) in life, so you easily can personify yourself with one of the actors. As the brave one, the weird one, the lucky one or the shy one.
But even if you don't take the titles too literally, you can see the solo acting tree as a leading one in a group, a guiding individual in a circle of viewers or a showing individual in front of a public.
In some way, we all are that individual. Even if it is for just one short moment.