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Rob Møhlmann was born in 1956 in Hillegom. In 1977 he settled in Amsterdam as a self-made artist.
Ever since his first brushstroke he has strived to grasp the concept of "reality" in an artistic fashion. His exploration resulted amongst other things in the Canto-project (1982-1993), a series of paintings in which a simple can takes central stage, albeit that the surroundings (and thus context or rather reality) is constantly changing in an intriguing way.
After 1993 Rob Møhlmann developed the concept - unique in the history of painting - of observing and reproducing as seen from the highest point, that is perpendicularly above the subject. He calls it: a falcon's-eye view, and his way of working: hovering above the image. Itís remarkable that a work thus created has no up and under anymore, and can be hung on the wall in four different ways. Furthermore he consistently paints his still lifes on a scale of 1:1.
In an article in Het Noordhollands Dagblad all this was crisply summarized as "realism is its most intense form".
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