Pop Art and Contemporary Portraits
Ton Peelen creates pop art style contemporary portraits.
Ton has been living in diverse corners of the world. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he’s been living in Belgium, Florida, The Caribbean and Mexico.
He owned a silkscreen printing company and a real estate office for many years and finally came out of the closet by doing what he wanted to do most for all those years: Making art!!
Living in the tropics has given Ton’s paintings a unique colorful style with influences from the hot tropical Caribbean, the lush rainforests and Mayan people in Mexico to the urban lifestyle of Miami. His works are full of energy, passion and “Joie de Vivre”.
Ton paints with vivid colors because it makes him feel alive and gives him energy plus the fact that he likes pop art so much. He paints in a spontaneous style but with eye for details giving his art a contemporary look. He is fascinated by the expression on people’s faces and tries to catch the character of the protagonist.
Painting is for him a way to create his own reality and indulge himself in a world of tranquility, serenity and non-disturbance. It recreates a different world while he paints according to his wishes, reality, ideas, desires and doubts. His works explore the humankind and the not so humankind in their relationships. His pop art portraits are a reflection in his relationship with people.