Rutger Termohlen was born in 1977. His career didn’t quite start like the ones of most artists: as a child he was deaf for two years. A period in which he was compelled to look at the surrounding world from a different world of view. He shifted his focus almost entirely to the visual and-equipped with his drawing materials he created his own world. a world in which he examined and compared an infinite amount of faces, shapes, colours and objects.
It is not surprising that the combination of intuition, swiftness and directness drew him towards graffiti scene as a teenager. This combination sharpened and influenced his pictorial qualities and cannot be found in any other art movement.
In Termohlens work you can witness a “definite fluency” His drawing in pen ,without sketching first, gives his work and working method a permanent yet loose character. The viewer witnesses the painter being at ease and in harmony within his own world. A safe haven from which he keeps on creating new worlds.