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Daan van Golden

Rotterdam 1936 - Schiedam 2017

In the early 1960s Daan van Golden (1936) made Abstract Expressionist paintings in black and white. His style of painting changed radically during his stay in Japan, where in the autumn of 1963 he began to model his paintings on everyday objects such as the decorative patterns of textiles and wrapping paper. He no longer wished his forms to arise during the painting process. From now on he decided on the form in advance and then concentrated on the execution. Initially Van Golden painted with oil paint, but quickly opted to use Japanese enamel paint. This paint produces a smooth surface, which gives the paintings an impersonal, almost industrially produced appearance.

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