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Bert Knispel

‘The choice of subjects and the paint test form the uniqueness of the work through which the work of Knispel is immediately recognizable.’

about the artist
Meet Bert Knispel

Bert Knispel

Nature, life questions and the immediate environment form a great source of inspiration. His challenge is to cover every inch of the canvas or panels which includes the smallest detail, while maintaining the spontaneity of a painting.

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Bert Knispel was born in Amsterdam. He had a successful career in advertising as a creative director where he was in charge of the creative department of his own advertising agency. He started drawing and painting from an early age on and was bursting with creativity. Originally self-taught but really learned to draw and paint thanks to the Famous Artist Schools. There he became acquainted with the laws of perspective, form and structure. By creating many paintings and by the great interest in everything in the field of art and culture he developed his own style. Nature, life questions and the immediate environment form an important source of inspiration.

The challenge is to cover every inch of the canvas or panels which includes the smallest detail, while maintaining the spontaneity of a painting. By the choice of subjects and the paint strokes, the individuality of his work can easily be recognized.

The use of color is also unique, because all colors are mixed themselves, according his own system. Therefore never one standard color from a tube will be used. Composition, surface division and the incidence of light plays an important role. Include emotion into his work is also very meaningful, sometimes a simple idea plays the main role. The technique in which the paintings are made is a so-called glazing technique. Different layers of mainly transparent paint are placed over an underpainting. This technique gives extra depth to the paintings.

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