In collaboration with Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam we present the Dutch painter Steven Aalders as part of the comprehensive exhibition “Elements”. With his precisely painted constructive oil paintings, Aalders focuses on two fundamentals of painting: proportion and color. Most recently, the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo honored the renowned artist in an extensive retrospective.
Conversation Robert van Altena and Steven Aalders
October 10, 2022
On the occasion of the exhibition Elements by Steven Aalders, the well known Dutch art critic Robert van Altena and Steven Aalders discussed the fundamental elements of painting through the artist’s current exhibition. In addition, they talked about their jointly made book The Fifth Line. Thoughts of a Painter. In this widely read book Aalders thoughts about art and particularly abstract painting and its relation to the world are discussed in a series of interviews conducted by Robert van Altena. Why is fundamental painting still actual and how does abstract art relate to our world, especially in this time of violence and pollution. What is the meaning of the fifth line?.