Paintings with a soul
Lieuwe Kingma places high demands on himself. What makes viewing his overall oeuvre fascinating is that one can see how Kingma keeps on pushing his own limits, posing questions to himself, solving artistic problems, working out ideas, stepping backward and growing further.
His subjects are usually traditional: landscapes in the south of France, spacious polders in Groningen, a harbor or a beach, still lifes with flowers or fruit, and nudes. But his treatment of materials and use of color are something that viewers can immediately feel. It is as if each painting has been given a soul.
A ‘Kingma’ is an image that speaks for itself. It requires no explanation and does not need to be put into a context. This artist speaks with paint, and shows a part of himself to the viewer.