Paintings period 2000 - present

period 1980 - 1990

period 1990 - 2000

period 2000  present

 In recent years Rene has started to explore the influence of his past and tries to fit elements of these early memories into his attitude towards contemporary visual art in Western Europe. He attempts to make a fresh start and to discard unnecessary baggage by forgetting what he has learned at the Academy of Arts and after.

What he learned was useful in wielding the modern visual language. However, Rene remained conscious of other elements from long ago and far away, that did not seem to fit in. By removing this excess baggage and letting go of concepts, these elements resurface.

He returns to a primitivism that has always been present in its rudimentary form as an answer to the disillusion caused by the developments of western culture, politics and economy over the past 20 years. /as an answer to the sobering developments of western society over the past 20 years.

Letting go of concepts may seem surprising in a contemporary art scene that puts such emphasis on developing concepts. Rene is aware of this and realises that he operated in two different worlds/in between worlds. He uses the power of coincidence as an instrument to create spontaneous, beautiful and supposedly unattractive works.