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Overbeek, Olav Cleofas vanlocked

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Amersfoort.

Painter, lithographer. Still-lifes.

To call Overbeek's still-lifes photographic realism hardly does justice to them, but Hyperrealism and trompe-l'oeil are not much more appropriate. There is perhaps a kinship here with Morandi's assemblages of bottles, insofar as it is the quality of the light that matters; although with Overbeek the virtuosity of rendering reflections on glazed containers and the transparency of glass carafes predominates....

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