artist

Roger Nyssen

 

Freelance artist, born in Aachen in 1953, is living in Dormagen since 1980. At the end of 2016, after an eventful life as an engineer and an exhibition break of more than 20 years, professional painting and graphics once again became the focus of my work. In addition to watercolor and printmaking - etching, woodcut - to which I have been faithful since my beginnings, today I dedicate myself above all to oil paintings in large formats.

Artistic approach:
Against the background of my Christian conviction and my experience as an engineer, I know about the fallacy of being able to explain our world with physical-mathematical knowledge alone. But if reason and logic lose their claim to universal domination, don't we need a new consciousness and other forms of communication with the material world to understand? So, as a painter, I am also called upon to set out in search of apparent reality, the awareness of matter and its hidden histories, as well as new forms of expression. Basically, I work in the space between the classical principles of intention and chance. Once a basic pictorial idea or a story has been created, I often continue along the well-known paths of surrealist methods such as frottage or so-called automatic painting to experience hidden analogies and make them visible.

In this way I 'communicate' with nature-given forms in stone or sand, the special light of a place, the touching beauty of lyrics or the poetry of a moment. All just association seeds, far from any unambiguity. And yet I like to place the result in a mythological context, a provocative contradiction to the ambiguity of the source and the image. But how can we be sure what is true and what is not?

Exhibitions since 2018
09.2018           Aula Carolina, Kunstroute Aachen
11.2018           D’Art 2018, Dormagen
03-04.2019     Denkhaus-Ausstellung, Grevenbroich
09.2019           Catharinakapelle Vaals-Lemiers /
                           Kunstroute Aachen
01-04.2020     Kulturhaus Dormagen, „Metamorphose“
08-10.2020     Museum de Kopermolen, Vaals (NL)
10.20-02.21    Kirche St. Mariä Heimsuchung,
                           Aachen-Herzogenrath
09.2021          "Living Stone", Erphokirche Münster
09.2021           "Lebendiger Stein", Erphokirche Münster
03.2022           "aufbrechen"; group exhibition
                           Erphochurch Münster
09.2022           "SINN SPUREN", Kirche St. Cormelius,
                           Alsdorf
since 09.22     Museum-Galery 'Haus Neu-Lemiers',
                           Aachen, permanent exhibition

2023                 3 exhibitions/ events in planning

 

Roger Nyssen

Freelance artist and process engineer born in 1953 in Aachen, has lived and worked in Dormagen since 1980. At the end of 2016, after an eventful life as an engineer and an exhibition break of more than 20 years, professional painting and graphics once again became the focus of my work. In addition to watercolor and printmaking - etching, woodcut - to which I have been faithful since my beginnings, today I dedicate myself above all to oil painting in large formats.

Artistic approach:
Against the background of my Christian conviction and my experience as an engineer, I know about the fallacy of being able to explain our world with physical-mathematical knowledge alone. But if reason and logic lose their claim to universal domination, don't we need a new consciousness and other forms of communication with the material world to understand? So, as a painter, I am also called upon to set out in search of apparent reality, the awareness of matter and its hidden histories, as well as new forms of expression. Basically, I work in the space between the classical principles of intention and chance. Once a basic pictorial idea or a story has been created, I often continue along the well-known paths of surrealist methods such as frottage or so-called automatic painting to experience hidden analogies and make them visible.

In this way I 'communicate' with nature-given forms in stone or sand, the special light of a place, the touching beauty of lyrics or the poetry of a moment. All just association seeds, far from any unambiguity. And yet I like to place the result in a mythological context, a provocative contradiction to the ambiguity of the source and the image. But how can we be sure what is true and what is not?

Exhibitions since 2018
09.2018           Aula Carolina, Kunstroute Aachen
11.2018           D’Art 2018, Dormagen
03-04.2019     Denkhaus-Ausstellung, Grevenbroich
09.2019           Catharinakapelle Vaals-Lemiers /
                           Kunstroute Aachen
01-04.2020     Kulturhaus Dormagen, „Metamorphose“
08-10.2020     Museum de Kopermolen, Vaals (NL)
10.20-02.21    Kirche St. Mariä Heimsuchung,
                           Aachen-Herzogenrath
09.2021          "Living Stone", Erphokirche Münster
09.2021           "Lebendiger Stein", Erphokirche Münster
03.2022           "aufbrechen"; group exhibition
                           Erphochurch Münster
09.2022           "SINN SPUREN", Kirche St. Cormelius,
                           Alsdorf
since 09.22     Museum-Galery 'Haus Neu-Lemiers',
                           Aachen, permanent exhibition

2023                 3 exhibitions/ events in planning