Ian van Wieringen

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Ian van Wieringen

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Bali, 2008
Ian van Wieringen (born 1943)
oil on canvas
148 x 282cm
signed lower right

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When posed the question: “If you were an art critic, what would you say about your art?” he (Ian Van Wieringen) replies, “This guy has a lot of joy and passion and colour; he obviously loves life.”

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Ian Van Wieringen

Ian Van Wieringen was born in Scheveningen, the Netherlands and arrived in Australia as a child. After studying fine art at the University of Sydney, he associated, collaborated and exhibited with contemporaries Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, John Firth Smith & Donald Friend, whose influence on a young Van Wieringen is evident. He moved to Bali in 1969, and still lives and works there.
He has completed large public commissions worldwide, including Singapore, Melbourne, Antwerp, London, Chicago, Venice, & Los Angeles. His works are represented in several important private collections, including works owned by Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Sultan of Brunei, Richard Branson, Clint Eastwood and John Illsley (Dire Straits). Publicly he is represented in the Art Gallery of NSW.