Visions of Paradise: Paintings by Rob Vander Zee Inspired by Travels to Ecuador and the Galapagos IslandsJuly 22, 2011 - November 06, 2011
Virginia based painter Rob Vander Zee creates enchanted, fantastic worlds brimming with imagined plant life and mutant creatures. This ongoing series Visions of Paradise evolved from earlier explorations of the landscape and figure, and was initially inspired by his travels in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in 2009. Vander Zee’s strange and beautiful flora and fauna reflect his interest in the future evolution of life forms. These works are parables for how science is reshaping life on earth, or as the critic Jonathan Goodman describes them, “scenes of a post nuclear landscape in which almost anything can happen.”
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