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by BASTIAAN MOL
Hi and welcome
Bastiaan Mol ( 1954) is a free working artist living in Delfshaven , Rotterdam.
Returning subjects for his art are:
PORTRAITS INSPIRED BY VARIOUS KINDS OF MUSIC
but foremost : THE MALE FIGURE
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Bastiaan Mol does not sell art prints of his work :
every painting is a one off and original , using the traditional materials ,
such as watercolours * gouache * pen+ink * softpastels : graphite .
Much less he also works in acrylic paint and very seldom in oils.
He admires the illustration designers from 1890-1920 and their methods and
he finds inspiration in music, films , and above all : people .
For his male paintings he often works with posing models , but he also
can find inspiration and ideas trough existing photos that he changes and
puts in other compositions and settings.
see a recent interview with Bastiaan Mol about his art , in german HIM-magazine JUNE-2023
to see it : scroll down onder
THE PORTUGUESE FADO-PORTRAITS
It started in 2013 , when Bastiaan Mol , loving the Portuguese fado music , started painting
portraits of fadosingers .Through the years many fadistas (= fadosingers) became friends and from 2013 - 2022 he painted no less than 59 paintings of fadosingers and gitarrists. Two of these paintings became part of the main exhibition of the museum - Associação Alfredo Marceneiro in Lisbon. This socio-cultural club keeps the heritage of the great fado master Marceneiro.
Bastiaan Mol was made a member of honor to this Associação and was given a document to thank him for his contribution to the museum and the the Portuguese fado in general.
Most of the fado paintings already are with their new owners in Lisbon , but a few are still in Rotterdam. Every year some more are added , all inspired by the fado music he loves.
TO SEE ALL PICTURES , CLICK AND SCROLL TO THE RIGHT >>>
THE MALE FIGURE
Ever since my websites were online, my paintings with the subject of the MALE figure got the most attention. And although I also paint in other subjects, it still is the MALE FIGURE in my paintings that are getting the most interrest.
These are the paintings for which I am known around the world and foremost on the internetsites. They get the most sharing and likes.
These male paintings are sold all over the world.
From USA , to Bangkok , but many found also new homes in Portugal, Belgium, and even to places like Sofia (Bulgaria) and Lithuania.
Exhibitions of my work are usually in my own city ,Rotterdam,
but artgallery : Galerie Mooiman, up in the very north of the Netherlands, in Groningen also frequently sells my work, in their exhibitions.
They are a gallery specializing in the MALE figure in arts.
For my male paintings I have live models posing, but I also find inspiration by exisiting photos. Sometimes I also take commisions for a private portrait , using photos. ( but I am picky and photos should be very clear and I prefer taking the photos for paintings myself ).
I usually paint young models , age 18-30.
Often , aspiring models present themselves to me , but almost always they are much older and have other looks then the subjects in my paintings.
(and so I can not use them ).
To see the male paintings : click on the photo ,then scroll to the right