Arjen keeps his painting simple, yet its strange deconstruction gives it expressive tension. Balanced deformations of the things and beings we encounter in our daily lives catch our attention because they deviate from what we are used to seeing. While our minds try to make sense of the strange forms, we are continually fascinated. Arjen’s painting works with the intersection of the simple and the absurd. The result is an expressive and slightly humorous figure.