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Alex Thijssens




Featured Artist - Alex Thijssens

Artist Alex Thijssens is a Dutch citizen who was born in Roermond, The Nederlands and currently lives and works in New Jersey. He has a B.F.A. Magna Cum Laude and a M.A. Summa Cum Laude from William Peterson University, Wayne. Mr. Thijssens teaches painting and color theory as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University.

In his career as a painter, Alex has developed his own style which he calls "Neoteric Geometrism" (tm)." In my work, I exploit Geometric shapes that surround every object in Nature and Geometrical shapes within objects. Mentally drawing lines from one spot to another breaking up the areas into complex, sharp-edged triangular shapes. The shapes are there in space if you look for them. "

"On figures, I follow the human structure underneath the surface and abstract it. In my paintings, I experiment strongly with color and work towards breaking previous concepts of color theories and interaction of color. My work may create a new school of thought on color interaction and color relationships.My objective as a painter is to create some of the world's most aesthetically pleasing and daring paintings." He is the recipient of numerous awards of excellence from prestigious competitions.

Extensive exhibition record, including national and international writings of his artworks. Exhibited with Thomas Kinkade in "Remember When Gallery" White House Station, NJ, and with Peter Max in Jacob Javitts Center in NY. His art works have been purchased for corporate and private collections in the U.S and abroad.

2009-2015 St Catherine's Patron of the Arts Association