Door Ewoud van Rijn

Ewoud van Rijn is an artist who lives and works in Rotterdam the Netherlands.

Van Rijn regards the image space of his often large scale and overwrought images as a metaphorical and fictional space that positions itself within, beyond, aside, and in front of everyday reality. Its content is fuelled by the ever-recurring discussion on the end of art and the death of painting in particular, which is taken as a metaphor for today's cultural and moral state of affairs. Recently, this has lead to researches on ‘dead’ cultures that are being ‘revived’; specifically northern European pagan cults.

In recent work Van Rijn revives the work and mentality of dead and forgotten surrealist Kurt Seligmann.