12. What have you done to promote yourself as an artist?
I have had a website created (www.van-renselar.com), which appears to have aroused some interest.
13. What do you do in your spare time e.g. hobbies?
I paint! And I read a lot as well.
14. You are often described as an abstract artist, yet your paintings frequently have non-abstract elements, how should we understand them?
These are spontaneous symbols. I have no ongoing iconography of symbols, they are just things that occur to me when making the particular picture, hence their meaning can differ from picture to picture. They only claim a spurious relationship to what they actually resemble. I donít want my pictures to be 'understood' - deconstructing a picture would be like dividing a poem into its single words. People find meanings and relevance in music and poetry that the writer never put there or intended. That's how I want people to see my art.
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