|Wim Mast de
Wim Mast de Gooijer was born in Huizum in the North of The Netherlands.
Looking back at his youth says Mast de Gooijer `My mother would have
liked to see me go to conservatorium or dramaschool`. However the
future would be different. A career in Hotelmanagement drove him and his
family to Australia in 1976, drawing and painting being a way of
relaxation from his busy live. After a successful exhibition he turned
his back to the hotelbusiness and committed himself to the arts and
trying to give his works a `face` that would be different.
First face every day objects
the recognizable and often at first face every day objects that Mast de
Gooijer puts on canvas reveal a detailed attention for weathering…..In 1988, after a long illness, he and his family returned to the
Netherlands. Throught the friendship with the Australian artist Graeme
Roche, Mast de Gooijer was confronted with the works of Jeffrey Smart
and Paul Delvaux.
Wim Mast de Gooijer´s works distinguish
themselves by the composition of realistic objects in a realistic
environment. As a whole the choice and striking combination of the
objects usualy makes it look unreal but identifiable. It displays an
acceptable reality which is best called Fictive Realisme. With that Wim
Mast de Gooijer has succesfully presented a new trend in art.