Coen Vunderink
Dutch, born 1979
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Galerie Ron Mandos at Art Rotterdam 2016,
Galerie Ron Mandos

The interplay between sculpture and painting is at the heart of Coen Vunderink’s work. In his practice, the Dutch artist explores the cross-pollination of influences and artistic mediums in the creation of art. His sculptures, made from wood and plaster, become source material for paintings, and in turn, feature touches of pigment and ink themselves. The paintings they inspire straddle the line between figural and abstract, representing the sculptures while using them as the starting point for abstractions. Classifying his work is further complicated by his use of different media. In paintings, traditional egg tempera is combined with airbrush techniques, creating pieces where the focus oscillates between figure and ground.