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Before colouring the rocks, Kooyman walked, climbed or hiked to wherever his instincts guided him. Painting each giant rock took between six and ten hours and the painting sessions took place during various seasons. Every colour became a symbol of a specific period in Kooyman's life, and the colours faded with time — as did the moment. The rocks return to their natural state, just as we do.

About Rein Kooyman

Rein Kooyman finds inspiration in different cultures, landscapes and nature. His work stems from a childhood spent surrounded by cinematic scenery and the vastness of the dunes and the North Sea. A love of natural light, travel and global perspectives informs his career. Rein Kooyman’s work is characterised by the appearance of austerity. 


Gallery 3
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Maud Vervenne