Roelof de Roo


From the very beginning of his career as an artist painter, Roelof de Roo (1944) has specialised in urban scenery.

The purpose of these atmospheric paintings, of the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin and Amsterdam, is to isolate and preserve one of the countless passing moments of magic that constitute our existence.

Those moments, experienced in the abandoned streets, squares and stations, offer us the most magical of blends of the seasons, their lights and weather conditions.

Furthermore, suggestive figuration helps to evoke the symbolism of the location: an empty station, a desolate street or a park at dusk.

Works of Roelof de Roo have entered private as well as museum collections in the Netherlands and abroad.