About the artist

My work is about social, economic, political and scientific developments in our post-modern world.particularly globalism (i.e. uniformity , but at the same time fragmentation -and resulting in identity problems), the free-market-fundamentalism (including its mass consumption), the spectacle-mediacracy, and about (the end of)Western modernism (and its hierarchical relationship to nature).

I am not so much concerned with personal (free) expression as with communication (changing consciousness), which is why I use a broad range of styles (based on realism). My aim is to look critically at Western modernism (the duality of body and mind [= matter +energy], i.e.rationalism, materialism, mechanism, dehumanising, reductionism, linear thought, narrow mindedness, hierarchy, control and exploitation of nature [taking only, no balance or harmony], the cult of self, expansion/growth [the idea of progress].

I am looking for new assumptions and starting points where modernistic assumptions have failed.In fact we already live for more than a century with the technical inventions coming from the theories of quantum-mechanica, based on the oppossite assumptions of modernism. However, we are still living with a modernistic mentality or mindset ; global [vs. local] ,short term thinking [vs.longterm], large scale [vs. smallscale], exploitation [vs. balance], profit [vs.humanity], which is the root cause of many of our current problems (particularly the climate change and the financial-economic system, i.e.political and social issues).

Artworks

laisser faire II

Leo Wijnhoven

€1.400,-

tribal

Leo Wijnhoven

€1.200,-

(ant)arctica

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.200,-

Choose 2, when

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.800,-

Eclypse

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.800,-

Indian summer

Leo Wijnhoven

€2.800,-

Ingebed

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Canvas

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.800,-

Widescreen

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Pavement

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.200,-

Clean the machine

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.800,-

Tight setting

Leo Wijnhoven

€5.200,-

Stone washed

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

See you

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Campbells

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Wall

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.600,-

Jean unlimited

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Fit

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.800,-

8 O'clock news

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.800,-

Peer

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.800,-

Black hole

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.800,-

Turn

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Join

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.800,-

Due time

Leo Wijnhoven

€4.200,-

Bronze age

Leo Wijnhoven

€3.800,-