For the month of November, Van Der Plas art gallery will be featuring a new artist each week, brigning you the best in their selection of "outsider art," some of the most unique art you can find in New York City. This week we feature John van Orsouw.
Artists, sculptures and painters over the centuries have spent their time researching the use of watercolor and intricate patterns. Education is provided for promising artists to enhance their creative flow. However, there are those artists who do not rely on the help of teachers or a college course to hone into their craft. Some artists, like John van Orsouw have actually been self-taught.
A Dutch American acrylic painter and sculpture, John van Orsouw has always been a self-professed “doodler.” Drawing his inspiration from children’s drawings and toys, along with folk and indigenous art forms; John is more of an amateur painter and a maker of things. (Varga Gallery)
John has always had a strong interest in modern music like American-jazz, which is usually prominent in his work. He is known for his joyous paintings consisting of colorful, kinetic work and for using practically anything like cardboard, old wood and even junk.
Every piece that John van Orsouw creates is filled with joy, imagination and creativity.
As a local New Yorker, John’s art work can be seen at the Van Der Plas Art Gallery. The gallery is known for its “outsider art” which illustrates unconventional ideas and fantasies. The art work at the gallery is rotated pretty often, so if you are looking to catch a glimpse of a truly original artist like John van Orsouw, waste no time in visiting Van Der Plas Art Gallery.