About ROB BIRZA
DIMENSIONS: 41.5 x 29.5 cm
MATERIAL: india ink on paper
BOTTOM PRICE: 500 euro EACH (2 works)
Formally, both series connect with each other, but the atmosphere and associations differ day and night. In the 2019 series, Birza groups animal and plant motifs into humorous fantasy compositions that are reminiscent of his system paintings from recent years. The corona drawings from 2020 have a grim and dark atmosphere and show people and monsters who are weighed down by an invisible enemy and yet humor is also present here as a perspective. This series relates to the Cozy Monsters paintings that Birza made 23 years ago.
Birza is a pur sang draftsman. These drawings invite to be viewed up close. The paper dictates the freedom and speed of work and offers viewers a chance to glimpse what goes on in the artist’s creative brain.
Rob Birza (1962) was born in Geldrop and studied at the St. Joost Academy in Breda and the Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem. His work is included in many public collections such as that of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; SMAK, Ghent, AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam and Museum de Pont, Tilburg.