Jeroen van Bart is an Amsterdam-based painter, whose work can be best described as Symbolic
Surrealism expressed through the medium of oil paint. With his work, Jeroen aims for his audience
to find their own meaning in each of his paintings rather than blindly accept his message. He is
absolutely fascinated by creating images out of stories and also by creating stories out of images.
Every element in his work has a deeper meaning: nothing is left to coincidence.
Born in 1983 in the Dutch city of Utrecht, Jeroen was raised in a Christian family. His religious upbringing is still very influential in his art, with Biblical stories being a recurring theme of his work.
Drawing is something that has always come natural to him; his school notebooks were filled with more drawings than words. However, despite this creative ability, he never considered a career in the Arts while growing up. Instead, at the age of 16 he began taking on many different jobs, finally deciding to go back to school in his twenties to study Marketing and Communication.
Another of Jeroen’s greatest passions in life is sports and he has always spent most of his evenings playing korfball, running or kickboxing. However, in 2017 he was forced to quit all his sporting activities due to serious physical problems. In search of a new activity for his spare time, he came across painting as a potential new outlet. That is when he purchased his first cheap canvas and some basic acrylic paints to kickstart what would become the most fulfilling journey of his life.