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David van der Linden
When I live my Dream - 21st Ct Contemporary Painting of Boy with Bare Chest

2022

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David van der Linden 'When I live my dream'' 60 x 70 cm (Framed 70x80 cm, frame is included in price) Oil on wood panel David van der Linden is a Dutch artist who studied at the ' Classical Academy of Arts' in Groningen. He also went to St Petersburg in Russia to study at the "Imperial Academy of Arts'. There he got overwhelmed by the possibilities to work with color in skin tones. He likes to paint in warm color to show the heat off skin tones in summer light or the cold tones of skin in winter light. He mostly paints young boys during their period of 'becoming a man'. The wondering about their bodies and the bodies of others. Boys can be beautiful and proud, they also can be beautiful and unsure about who they are and what they want to show off themselves. The artist about this painting: I like to work with this model. 

 Sitting in front of me he tells me his story. Watching away from me, and thinking about what's going on in his life, what's going on at all, and what it is worth living for. Just like, as the title of the song where I got the quote from, says, what all the (young) dudes do. 

I like to paint skin, the nude. This young man fascinated me since we met. Very eager and always 'an open book'. The way he his modeling tells a story, confidence, warmth, being and friendship.

Someone who is nude shows me, there is nothing to hide, I am what I am and I am fine with it.

 The title is from the Bowie song 'All the young Dudes'.

(According to an interview Bowie gave to Rolling Stone in 1973, the dudes are carrying the same news that the newscaster was carrying in the song Five Years from Ziggy Stardust; the news being the fact that the Earth had only five years left to live. Bowie explains: “All the Young Dudes is a song about this news.) In his paintings David tells a story, his own story portrayed by boys who are on the turning point from childhood to adolescence. The titles of the paintings are titles of David Bowie's songs. For David, Bowie's songs during the period when he himself was the age of the models he now paints were 'daily fare'. The music and lyrics are often about making your own choices, being yourself, being 'different' or shaping yourself the way you want and not the way others would like you. 'Nude' in David's paintings is not only 'a hymn to youth' but also the equivalent of 'being yourself and showing who you are too'. The attitude, gaze and composition in the work together tell the story that the viewer can fill in himself. In addition to the paintings in which the youth plays a role, David paints 'movement'. The racing bike is central to this. It is no coincidence that this is what David prefers to do for some time every day in addition to his work in the gallery and painting. 14 Paintings by David were published in 'Your Daily Male' in 2019 and 2020. An International calendar in which art with men in the leading role is central. Paintings by David are now in collections all over the world. Davids' painting 'Dare to Dream' from July 2022 received a fantastic review on 1stDibs from New York curator Brooke Wise. She compared the work to the great artist David Hockney. You can read what she says about it with the image. We ship worldwide for free in a custom made wooden box like you can see on the last picture. If there is need for additional information, feel free to contact us.
  • Creator:
    David van der Linden (1968, Dutch)
  • Creation Year:
    2022
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 23.63 in (60 cm)Width: 27.56 in (70 cm)Depth: 0.4 in (1 cm)
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  • Framing:
    Framing Options Available
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  • Gallery Location:
    Nuenen, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1099111653192

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