Job Hansen artwork • painting • previously for sale A landscape
with petrol diluted oil paint on plywood 60.6 x 50.3 cm, signed on the reverse and executed on July 12th 1934
This painting was previously for sale.
Job Hansen is one of the most fascinating painters of De Ploeg. As an architect he became a member of this Groningen painting society in 1923, and it was fellow member Jan Altink who then encouraged him to paint. As a self-taught artist, Hansen proceeded to develop a highly personal idiom based on an unconventional way of handling paint and support. He preferred to paint on plywood, first giving it a white ground. Onto this he applied diluted paint using both a broad brush as well as his fingertips and palms. For him the white base was a crucial visual element: it represented light and space, out of which his depictions loomed, sometimes barely recognisable. Hansen chiefly painted floral still lifes and landscapes.