Roos van der Vliet

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Roos van der Vliet

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Storytellers XVII
Acrylic on Canvas
28 in. x 47 in.
2017

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Roos van der Vliet

Storytellers XVII, Acrylic on Canvas, 28 in. x 47 in., 2017

Arnhem, Netherlands
Roos van der Vliet (b. 1985) is a Dutch artist, based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. She got her BFA in 2009, and has been painting ever since. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the USA. 
Roos is merely known for her ?Storyteller? portraits in which women stare through the confines of their hair with a striking gaze, their heads floating on a white empty background. By letting these portraits speak to the viewer in a non-verbal language, their piercing eyes almost force the viewer to stand still and look back. There are a few elements that keep coming back in all of her works, Roos explains. Anonymity being one of them. Struggling with the unimportance of being human, while at the same time we tend to make ourselves the center of the universe. the feeling of alienation she gets when looking at the world around her. Her paintings tell the narrative of that. Being very aware of her own mortality and the unimportance of being human in general, painting is a way of understanding her own existence. Outside versus inside is another one. How we are used to judge a book on the cover, and how that cover could never match the inner world. And, what she considers the most important theme, is the desire to be seen and heard, to be visible, but on the other hand the constant urge to hide from the world and close the curtains, to hide under the blankets.