Rob Scholte

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Works by Rob Scholte (Amsterdam, 1958) are characterized by the frequent use of images from art and commercials. One of his best known works shows a large size copyright sign.
In 1991 Galerie A and Aschenbach galerie collaborated on an edition consisting of a large number of original paintings. Scholte had a reproduction painter create smaller copies of a big painting he made earlier for the Venice Biennale in 1990. This painting was an enlarged poster of an image of a Venetian dilettante painter who is trying to render a fragment of San Marco. The work was a good example of how Scholte is fascinated by artists and forms of art which are not taken seriously by the ‘official’ art world.