Rudi van Vlaenderen

If someone can paint with such an inspiration and skill that the spectator cannot tell anymore weather it is abstract or figurative, or even better, call it abstract and figurative, that all labels – so appreciated by critics and specialists – ultimately fall off as unimportant… if someone can paint in a way we can reach emotionally and intellectually the essence of painting, of the painter himself, we cannot but be grateful. Let us never forget that an artist keeps giving presents