After graduating from the Minerva Academy in Groningen and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Reinder Homan specialized in etching and developed into a thoroughbred etcher. He manages to capture his subjects with seemingly playful ease in zinc and copper.
Old trees, a single twig, but also verges full of flowers, a creek in a valley in bird’s eye perspective or the mist over the fields. All of them subjects represented in his etchings, extremely meticulous and elaborated in subtle detail. Every detail reflects an unconditional focus and devotion.
Silence, inspiration, love and respect for nature are captured in etchings that excel in craftsmanship. Stillness is raised tot he highest level without violating reality. The purity which the artist identifies in natural elements that most people carelessly pass by is intensified in printmaking on a quest for nuances.
Reinder Homan is looking for the poetry of the erratic reality, fora n intensification of perception. He is described as an artist in whom the craftsman, the dreamer and the poet come together and whose etchings are unrivaled.
Work of Reinder included in collections of amongst others:
• Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam
• Haags Gemeente Museum
• Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
• Drents Museum, Assen
• Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
• Museum Smallingerland, Drachten
• Museum Möhlmann, Appingedam
• Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh USA
• Jan Menze van Diepen Stichting, Slochteren
• ING- bank, Amsterdam
• Gasunie, Groningen
• NAM, Assen
Reinder will one of the three artists giving demonstrations in graphic techniques in cooperation with Graphic Centre Friesland. The demonstrations will be held on every conference day between 14.00-19.00. On Thursday May 3rd, Reinder will give a demonstration in etching.