Rinus van Hall
Rinus strives after a life as an autonomous artist and has been painting fervently over the last 3 years. His main focus is painting portraits, looking for the hidden emotions in his subjects. In a short period of time he has developed a strong eye for detail and texture. Inspired and convinced by the importance of the classical painting, Rinus -a young descendant of a wellknown artist-family- is teaching himself old techniques through making countless studies.
Just before the opening of his first solo-exhibition at KYAS ART SALON in November 2017 Rinus was asked by the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem to solve a big problem. The top-piece for their new exhibition The Art of Laughter, couldn’t make it in time for the opening on 10 November. They asked Rinus to make a copy in two days. The result hung proudly in the museum, together with a monitor showing the production process.
A contemporary approach to his classical style can be found in the use of live streaming on the platform twitch.tv, a platform built for the online game-community, but more and more used by creatives to showcase their talents live. Here he broadcasts as the phantompainter, giving his followers the opportunity to spectate his classical studies of old masters.