LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
René van der Klooster is multifaceted. Besides an author of poetry and plays (in Dutch and English) and prose (in Dutch), he practices visual arts, including drawing, painting and sculpting, moreover, formerly he worked as an architect and in that capacity he is currently designing lamps. The writing and the arts mainly originate from a vast dream world, a certain grip on the subconsciousness and frequent mystical experiences.
The subjects that originate from these experiences are mainly represented in linden wood panels with cut out reliefs that add an extra dimension of light and shade. He depicts profound subjects, while pouring his inner thoughts and emotions into each artwork using various additional technics, such as prints and inlay, and various materials, such as gold leaf and pour on varnish, that add significance to his artwork.
In 2017 he was with nine works a participant of the exhibition Beeldenstorm in the Abbey of Middelburg in the Netherlands.
In oktober 2019 I did exhibit five works at the Art Shopping Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, represented by Mona Youssef Gallery.
Recently two of his poems are published, his poem The Road is published in the anthology Universal Oneness, An Anthology of Magnum Opus Poems in English in India. His poem The Lamb is published in VerbalArt, a global journal devoted to poets and poetry, also in India. His artworks The Sleeping Leader and The Logos Triptych along with the poem A Song for our Souls will be published this fall in Lethe Magazine in Istanbul.
René van der Klooster lives and works in The Netherlands.
WHO I AM
I am multifaceted, I worked as an architect, now I am internationally active as a poet and artist.
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