About the artist
The Dutch artist Christiaan Lieverse, born in 1971, had his first solo exhibition in 2000 and had his international breakthrough in 2005. In addition to abstract, Lieverse's oeuvre also includes figurative and experimental contemporary works that are exhibited internationally at the most prominent fairs.
Since 2008, Christiaan has been making an exclusive edition of selected originals with 'Atelier Lieverse'. With a unique technique, developed by himself in recent years, he manages to guarantee the authenticity and uniqueness of the edition. Different layers of paint and material are used to create transparency, depth of color and relief. The contrast of the rough linen, the speed of the palette knife and the refined brushstrokes are characteristic of the works and contribute to the consciously and unconsciously sought out differences of the pieces.
Identity in a globalizing world is a frequently recurring theme within Lievers' oeuvre. People who look at something or someone outside the canvas. Lievers clearly reflects perceptible emotions in his canvases. Due to the pure and contemporary way in which he does this, the work remains exciting because of his own - but also changeable interpretation of the viewer. The feeling that something has happened or is about to happen. Like a movie still. With his work, Lievers wants to create a connection between the viewer and the unknown. Empathetic. From the first meeting.
Characteristic of the works from Atelier Lieverse is that the pieces are much more than a 'reproduction'. The large dimensions, the monochrome use of colour, the raw linen, the coarse relief and the elaborate handiwork contribute to the unique character of each individual work.
Atelier Lieverse is represented by renowned galleries and shown internationally at leading trade fairs.