Jens OelkerARTMO premium badgeRaerenBelgium

Belgium2021Oil on canvas

80 x 120 cm

It is evening when you exit the enormous canyon known as “Siq” in Jordania. In front of you lies the treasury “Al Khazneh”, which is the centerpiece of the rock city Petra, one of the seven world wonders. The monument might look familiar to you. Isn’t this where Indiana Jones once found the Holy Grail? Yes and no. Just look at the stonemasonry. 43 meters high and 30 meters wide, the phenomenal play of natural and carved stone is the true jewel of the desert. Don’t you feel tiny in comparison? Yet it is man-made. Some movement captures your attention. A Bedouin passes by, being on the way back home. It is his “Feierabend,” a usual evening where he is done with his work. Where it’ll lead him tomorrow or the day after? Who knows! Nothing is set in stone (except for Petra’s treasury maybe). The original oil painting on canvas by Jens Oelker is the first of a series named “Nichts ist in Stein gemeißelt.” By choosing realism, the painting is not only a eulogy to the craftsmanship of an ancient time, but also a direct link to the reality we perceive and live in. We carve our lives into the stone. And we do it every single day. Note: For an additional charge, I offer the painting together with a custom frame that transitions smoothly into your room. Get in touch with me: design@jensoelker.eu

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$ 7,970

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With my oil painting "Feierabend," which captures the treasury "Al Khazneh" of the rock city Petra in Jordania, I am starting the art series "Nichts ist in Stein gemeißelt," which means that nothing is set in stone.

The choice both of motif and realism being the art genre is motivated by my appreciation as an artist for the wonders man created and creates. It is also driven by my belief that we carve our lives into stone the way we want.

I have always loved the diversity that comes with my profession and the creativity that leads to the best solutions for the tasks given. My experience of over 30 years creating and executing art projects records this quite clearly. Here, I have been designing interiors including suitable objects such as lamps or water spouts, both modern and traditional, while refining the overall by integrating murals. I have been further creating canvas art and sculptures, a few mosaic and relief pictures mixing up the pool.

Creating my art autonomously does not mean that I stop taking commissions. It is rather that I now have found to create meaningful work both for my clients and for myself. Every piece of art has a story to tell. If I do it autonomously, it is mine. If it is commissioned work, it is yours. Not always do you find what you envision on the market. Although my art carries meaning, its main purpose is to bring you happiness.

My art equals the joy of life and the joy to live. And it can be yours to own.

Thank you for your interest in my painting!

If you want to know what the painting will look like in your room, you can send me an e-mail with a picture of your room and the dimensions of the aspired space for the painting. According to the dimensions, I will then digitally insert the painting into the picture of your room. I will be happy to help you make a confident decision.

For an additional charge, you can also buy the painting together with a custom frame that smoothly transitions to the style of your room. Please write me an e-mail to discuss the specifications.

Please note that I take special care in packaging and shipping my artworks. In case you have any questions, feel free to get in contact with me!

You can reach me best via e-mail: design@jensoelker.eu
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