Geert Marijnissen - Turtle
oil on canvas,
Geert Marijnissen lives and works in Ghent. He graduated a Master at LUCA School of Arts Ghent in 2017. He had his first solo at Waldburger Wouters in 2019, the same year he was part of Salon de Peinture at M HKA in Antwerp.
Despite his young age, and despite being part of a generation of fast-paced ‘digital natives, Geert Marijnissen’s practice as a painter comes across as being remarkably slow, characterized as it is by unceasing, consistent contemplation. Even though his technique might seem careless, Marijnissen sometimes spends literally months crafting his paintings in his studio.
Excerpt of text by Thibaut Verhoeven, Gent, 2019