“The realities of daily life are not suitable for replicating. That's why I try to create in my paintings a more beautifull, livable world without too much nostalgia.”
Gerbrand Volger (1940) went to the Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, both in Amsterdam. In 1976 he was awarded the Jeanne Oosting Prijs voor de Schilderkunst. His works, both the sketches as well as the paintings, are characterized by a special play of lines and light. In his work, themes such as mythology, religion, architecture and the romanticism of nightlife are given expression. With his flowing brushstrokes, he travels the world and the viewer participates in these extraordinary scenes. Gerbrand's works are on exhibit besides in the Netherlands, also in Belgium and Russia. His artworks are included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Frans Hals Museum and the Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal, among others.