Niels Smits van Burgst | 2016-05-30 Artist
oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm

The paintings by Niels Smits van Burgst articulate our attempt to connect to one another, the frustration and inadequacy of our efforts to engage others which results often in isolated, voluptuous tedium. The figures in his work, acquaintances perhaps, flaunt their sexuality and hedonistic irreverence; the act of painting mirrors their desire and slyly romanticises the tawdry, lived-in reality of the image.