The Netherlands, 1946
About 20 years ago Hub Pollen made the decision to become a painter. As an autodidact, he searched for the discipline and medium in which he felt good while painting. It became ‘the still life in oil paint’. He mastered the old painting techniques with diligence and diligence. Realism writes Hub with a capital letter. His still lifes are therefore astonishingly realistic. The love for detail radiates from his paintings. He spends a lot of time determining the composition and the objects he wants to paint. The play of light and dark gives character to his paintings.
He prefers everyday scenes with both antique and contemporary objects, flowers, vegetables and fruit. In doing so, he increasingly works according to the principle “less is more”. He finds only a few objects or a few pieces of fruit sufficient for a beautiful and peaceful still life. Each painting is unique, made with love for the craft and passion for the art. And you see that. “And what you see is what you get, no more, no less,” says Hub.