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Lorena Kloosterboer
Dutch-Argentine artist Lorena Kloosterboer (b. 1962) focuses on trompe l'oeil and photorealism. Both styles allow her to go back and forth between sharply focused close-ups and intricate life-sized compositions. Symbolism often infuses Lorena’s artwork with what is, to this artist, an essential freedom of expression. This allows her to convey thoughts and beliefs, while seeking to capture those fleeting moments, when light is just perfect, when colors and shadows, reflections and textures unite in visual poetry. It is a commonly accepted myth that painting realism is mere replication, imitation. To Lorena, painting is about making choices – both regarding the use of technical skills as well as the compositional challenges to create a piece which is noteworthy. Throughout the creative process Lorena synthesizes the composition into an ideal reality of her own. During the past twenty-five years Lorena’s artwork has been exhibited in 10 countries, and has been published in several books, museum catalogs, and many international art magazines. Her paintings, drawings, and sculptures reside in numerous collections around the world. Lorena is especially pleased that five of her bronze statues enjoy permanent public installation in the Netherlands. Lorena Kloosterboer currently lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.
Antwerp, Belgium
        “I’m Founding Member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR), Full Member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York (CLWAC), Signature Member and Member at Large of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), and Member of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association (NAPA) of the UK. My artwork has been published in US and international art magazines, including Southwest Art, International Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector. My sculptures were published in the Dutch book entitled Beeldend Wassenaar, and my illustrations appeared in the children’s book entitled Artikel 12* published by the Center for Peace in Belgium. My paintings can be found in an American museum catalog entitled The Reality of Things: Trompe l’Oeil in America, published by the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and in Lexi Sundell’s book Acrylic Artist's Guide to Exceptional Colour. In 2010 my work appeared in the eminent art history book by Professor Katlijne Van der Stighelen entitled Vrouwenstreken, Unforgettable Female Painters from the Low Countries from 1550 until today (Dutch language, published in Belgium and the Netherlands). In this prestigious book I am named as one of the 100 most noteworthy women artists of the Low Countries. My first book, entitled Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide, will be published by Firefly Books in the U.S. and Canada in October 2014. The same book entitled Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics will be published by Search Press in the U.K. and Australia in December 2014. Translations will be published in various languages from 2015 onward “.
Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide by Lorena Kloosterboer NOW AVAILABLE Publishing date October 28, 2014 Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Firefly Books Language: English (US) ISBN-10: 1770854088 ISBN-13: 978-1770854086
The Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics by Lorena Kloosterboer NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER Publishing date December 30, 2014 Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Search Press Ltd Language: English (UK) ISBN-10: 178221187X ISBN-13: 978-1782211877
Please note that the contents of both books displayed is identical despite the different titles and covers. The first is the US English version, the second is the British English version.