Jeroen Pomp

1985 Rotterdam

„Before I start drawing, I have to think very clearly. I have a good look at where I want to put something. I look closely...

„Before I start drawing, I have to think very clearly. I have a good look at where I want to put something. I look closely at what the colours in nature – the animals and plants – look like; for people I invent them myself.” In Jeroen Pomp’s work the surface has to be completely filled: fruit, animals, plants, cityscapes, cars and so on. Like Odilon Redon, he starts in the bottom righthand corner and ends in the top left-hand corner using colour pencil. He draws inspiration from books which themes interest him, setting them down on paper using a bird’s-eye view. Looking at his work, one senses the urge for completeness: if he draws a fruit tree with apples, the other types of fruit are the logical next step flowing from his decision to draw an apple tree. Jeroen Pomp’s work is popular with national and international collectors, he has his own agent in New York.