Who is Roger Wanrooij?
Roger Wanrooij, born on 31/12/1969 in Maastricht, NL and living and working in Venlo, NL.
Roger was creative from a young age and his decision to become a pastry chef was therefore not surprising, as he had no affinity with wood, metal and electricity. It was clear that the creativity in his head came out through his pastries and cakes. Awards and recommendations were therefore won every year at “the Limburgse Bakkerdagen”.
Roger Wanrooij was already aware of the fact that he was “different” at a very young age (age 8). Unlike the people in his step-family, his classmates, his football team, in short, his entire living environment. An unstable and unsafe environment was the basis of his “being human” for him.
Through various wanderings and influenced by private circumstances, Roger came into contact with painting in 2015, immediately “caught” by the abstract style. Not directly defined by what was seen on the canvas, but by the emotion, it evoked when colors and composition moved him to tears of “a happy moment”.
But that was short-lived, “other things” were expected of him.
After the umpteenth setback in life, Roger ended up in a severe depression at the end of 2019, and hope for a nice, happy, and almost carefree life was over. Until his current life partner advised him to start painting again. From that moment in February 2020, his life took on color again.
Roger Wanrooij’s works cannot be summed up in one word, on behalf of his style of painting. Gradually he has learned what he knows, supported by the materials he uses and the possibilities he sees far ahead. This has resulted in very special and unique works. Unique as the definition is “exceptionally special.”
Roger Wanrooij remains close to his own in all works, without the influence of well-known masters from the past and present. His own life experiences are his motivator and his ambition is his inspiration, and with that attitude, he wants to inspire other people and offer hope for a “better and brighter future.”