Find out in Danubiana that the excellence of Ad Snijders’ oeuvre lies in its astonishing variability
Artworks from the collection of Gerard Meulensteen demonstrated the undisputable qualities of the artist who follows the great tradition of modern Dutch painting and experiments of the Cobra movement.
Ad Snijders treats paint in an uninhibited spontaneous manner. His early works exploited the improvisation potential of light brushwork in paint drippings, splashes, scumbling and dramatic clashes of lines.
He evolved a new variant of genetic figuration, which gradually acquired a distinctive form. The figurative permanently transforms, creating new expressive messages.
Snijders’ spontaneous style of painting employs creative improvisation. The artist understands the form in its rudimentary primordial manifestation as a psychological probe into its existence. In his vigorous expressive style and brilliant almost hypnotic colours, Ad Snijders created an exceptionally powerful pictorial message.