Says Hol of his work:
In my recent paintings I try to meditate more on the stroke of paint. The method of handling the paint is what creates the theme of the painting. The subject rises from the meditative attitude of the craftsmanship. In some way, it is a rising and longing of the soul that emerges from the handling of the paint and brush.
The subjects in my work are simple and monumental, as if they where monuments of the soul. The cloud, the tree, the stone, the wave, the moon, the sun, the house, whatever, are monuments emerging from the inner existential beauty which exists deep inside, and light is caressing all of it, giving an atmosphere and space for all this to exist. It's a realism which doesn't exist in the outer reality, but somewhere deep in our interior -- in the light of the soul.
All the ideas, all conceptions and all fashion in the contemporary art scene, will slowly fade away as history passes by. What will remain through ages, what always has lifted art up again, is how this art was done, how serious, how much energy, what depth and what kind of concentration and attitude did the artist show. I take as my subject matter psychological and emotional states of mind and how these are reflected both in the human figure and in nature; "-even if this is classical it will always be modern...".
Stone by the Sea, oil on panel, 16x17
Red Afternoon, oil on panel, 16x17
Standing Stone, oil on panel, 17x16
Tree by the River, oil on panel, 17x16
Moving Clouds, oil on panel, 23x19
Field with Stone, oil on panel, 23x19
Himalayas, oil on linen, 23x27
Rainbow, oil on linen, 23x27