Jos van Riswick

The passion for painting developed in Jos van Riswick quite late in his life. Jos graduated as a physicist and worked at the university for a number of years. Science however turned out not to be his true calling and he decided to make the switch from science to art.


Jos van Riswick originally studied Physics and worked as a researcher at the university of Nijmegen before changing his vocation in life to painting and the arts.

Being self taught, Jos started painting in the impressionist and expressionist styles before developing a more realistic outlook after seeing the work of modern Dutch artists, Carel Willink and Dick Ket.

Through his experimentation and development he has used many different media forms to convey his ideas, like hollow mirrors, camera Lucida and camera Obscura.

Jos eventually found that working with oil paints and a palette knife best recreated a realistic and structured image of nature. Capturing as visual elements; shadow, light, and reflections to a point where it appears three dimensional, allowing the viewer to participate in the ‘world’ he has created.

Dutch Artist Jos van Riswick Painting
Dutch Artist Jos van Riswick Painting

Masters deg. physics, Nijmegen University
Phd Student Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
Preparatory year, Arnhem Academy of arts (ARTEZ)

Galerie Magenta, Nijmegen; Galerie Twisk, Twisk; Zoetmulder Works of Art, Noordwijk aan Zee; N.V. De Beeldenstorm, Bosschenhoofd; Kerkje van Persingen; Galerie Bonnard, Nuenen; Warars en Warnars Kunsthandel, Naarden-Vesting; Galerie Aanblick, Groningen; Galerie Twisk, Twisk; Morren Galleries, Utrecht; Gallery Zozimus, Ierland; Perez and Ortiz Fine Art Gallery, Chile

Art fairs:
Art en Antiques Fair, Hasselt (2010); Art en Antiques Fair Den Bosch (2010); Salon Prima Vera, Rotterdam (2009); Affordable Artfair, Amsterdam (2009); Kunst op de Brink, Laren (2007); Sfeerbeurs ‘La Table’, Grote Kerk, Naarden (2007); Holland Artfair, Den Haag (2006); Artfair Autotron, Rosmalen (2006);

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