"I wish for my art to create a universe from a viewpoint of peace and tranquillity. I intend for my works to be expressive and passionate while delicate in shape and composition. I very much like to work with colours and spend quality time on the execution but also on the concepts that I am trying to communicate eloquently. I believe that my work can be defined as "Art of the Mind" but also as "Art of the Spirit", touching upon ideas and sentiments that are important and too often neglected. I like my paintings to be able to speak to and intrigue the viewer" - this is how Marcel describes the concepts behind his creations and his relationship to painting.
Dutch born, artist Marcel Schreur is a self-taught expressionist whose work is redolent of Vincent van Gogh in style and executed with immense texture and a multi-coloured palette. Recently he participated in the Chianciano International Art Awards 2012, winning the European Confederation of Art Critics Award and also received a special mention for artistic merit at the London Art Biennale 2013.
Speaking of a specific work of his, Marcel says:
The elephant parade is an initiative for the endangered elephant. It requires for us human beings to selflessly helping, supporting and loving this just cause. We take action. One person can make things happen. The impact of a loving gesture carries the elephant along, supporting her, carrying her, loving her. The elephant can not do anything but we can pick her up, caress her in our actions and making sure that she is protected.
It portrays the impact of a loving action by one person, touching many. Again, touching people or nature even beyond our knowledge and perception. It is stimulant to do good, to love and initiate an act of love and goodness. One of the central topics in all my art."
Top image: artist Marcel Schreur and his Parliament
Bottom image: Impact by Marcel Schreur