Looking forward to the past


Oil on wood

23.62 x

$ 1,800

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About the Artwork

“Humanity lives on another planet.
It’s daytime. The sky clouds over.
We see the earth going down.
In the foreground is a lamp that I designed and manufactured during my period as a designer.

Weight 5 kg.”

About the artist

Robert van den Herik is a contemporary Dutch artist who currently resides in Belgium. He draws inspiration from magical realism and surrealism, with Salvador Dali being a particular influence. Carel Willink is another painter whose work he admires.

Robert initially worked in the medical field, but at the age of 30, he decided to study product design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. This education gave him a deeper understanding of design processes, as well as production techniques. It also exposed him to the art world and various art styles and techniques. He became a fan of the Memphis style.

Robert worked as a product designer for various companies after completing his studies. He also designed his own product, the Shantala baby bath, which revolutionized the way babies are bathed. The product was both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically designed while being environmentally friendly.

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