The paintings from the workgroup "Le Jardin" revolve around elemental themes. In this series, Robert Zandvliet develops the idea of the paradisiacal garden and the representation of nature. Without a horizon or the like, the focus in these works is nature’s richness of detail and structure instead of the fixed image of a landscape.
The expressive brushstroke lets pictorial elements and image planes merge into one another in colors ranging from soft jade green over lively sea green to mysterious evergreen. At its end, Robert Zandvliet offers a new outlook on contemporary painting: a kind of painting that eludes attributions and -isms, which at the same time opens itself to questions about its constitution, perception and interpretation.