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'My paintings and sculptures evoke the modernist expressive way of handling material, however being a contemporary artist I am reinventing the possibilities of this language. My practice is one of discovering through making setting off with the confidence that an image can be transformed through painting and sculpture to find new images and metaphors. I have an on going fascination with the ambiguity of human form and the world around us, the final works evoke subjects and situations that have continued to fascinate me after seeing films, reading newspapers and real life observations.'
'Bloomberg New Contemporaries' review:
'The most impressive of the painters, however, seemed to me the most conventional in Modernist terms. Maarten van den Bos’s figurative paintings, in acrylic, emulsion and filler, have an energy in their rough outlines and even rougher textures that suggest there is still mileage in the De Kooning legacy.'
Saatchi Art Showndown 'The body electric' review:
'Judge Raffi Kalenderian has chosen Hormazd Narielwalla as the winner of The Body Electric Showdown and Maarten van den Bos as the runner-up. Praising the high standard of entries, Raffi said: "I loved the colors and composition of Hormazd Narielwalla's piece. The scale of the work also seemed perfect. When I read about his process of making collages and finding radical abstraction within antique tailoring patterns, sourced from a Parisian fashion magazine, I thought: "This is an artist after my own heart." Maarten van den Bos' work struck me as wonderfully beguiling. The scale for this work seemed important, too. I wish I could see it in person. The line between figuration and abstraction is handled in a superior way. There is a psychic energy between the figures, and I dig it."