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Tymon de Laat is a visual artist and muralist working and living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The port city bristles with life and creativity, informing his unique urban contemporary art, as he literally leaves his mark upon the city itself. However, it is not just his hometown that is an essential part of his work, as de Laat’s work is greatly influenced by his deep love and appreciation for Latin-American, and particularly Mexican culture.

After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy de Laat  decided to travel to Latin America. It turned out to be a year-long journey living on a relatively sparse travel budget, this made him realize he didn’t actually need much funds to feel fulfilled. Rather, he found joy in his interaction with locals.

When he eventually came back to Rotterdam, he could do little else but pay tribute to Latin America, the part of the world that gave him so many insights about how he saw himself, the world at large, and the art wanted to create. De Laat started painting murals and canvases, often based on his own photographs of the people he met during his travels. He exaggerates the natural lines in their faces, and fills the spaces that appear between those swirling lines with swaths of vivid color. The linework and color palette he applies in that way, are a means of translating his memories of Latin America to visual imagery. The food, the architecture, the clothes, and particularly his respect for the culture of indigenous peoples; it’s all in there, as de Laat transitions it over to enliven drab Western concrete.



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"Tatuś" You will be missed dad. Digital drawing, #cintiq

Date: 2015-11-10 14:33:03.000000
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Date: 2015-11-05 13:34:27.000000
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A last minute red carpet job for the MeLikePainting exhibition tomorrow at the all inspiring Ted X event. And our intern Ivar striking a pose :)

Date: 2015-11-03 17:51:00.000000
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Trying some digital sketching and testing for a mural. #portrait #dad #WorkInProgress

Date: 2015-10-28 13:12:56.000000
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Crafting some new works at the MeLikePainting Studio. #portrait #commissioned

Date: 2015-10-27 19:33:32.000000
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Yesterdays opening of the 'Intern Outturn' expo was a huge success! We want to thank everyone for coming and making it such a great night :) For everyone who couldn't make it yesterday; you can still visit the expo untill the 23rd of november!

Date: 2015-10-24 07:35:20.000000
Intern Outturn exhibition opening

We cordially invite you to come to the festive opening night of 'Intern Outturn' Art Exhibition on Friday October 23th from 18:00 to 21:00 p.m.! From October 23th untill November 23th, MelikePainting Art Gallery and Studio presents the exhibition Intern Outturn. This temporary exhibition shows the vision and works of three emerging, Rotterdam based artists, namely Nuno Viegas (age 29), Wouter van der Giessen (age 20) and Laxmi Prithipalsingh (age 29). All three of them came into contact with MelikePainting Art Gallery and Studio as an intern and are now, after a learning period of a few months, ready to go their own way. These artists all have a distinct personal style of painting, that come together in this exhibition. You can visit the Intern Outturn art exhibition in the basement of MelikePainting Art Gallery and Studio (Lijnbaan 60) in Rotterdam. Wouter van der Giessen (Foose) Laxmi Manuela (Pritty Artistic) Nuno Viegas

Date: 2015-10-19 17:47:09.000000

Our latest newsletter is out! Read all about the upcoming expo Intern Outturn exhibition opening , find out whats new in the gallery and meet our new interns!

Date: 2015-10-16 16:45:41.000000
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In the upcoming two weeks lovely lady Xenga will accompany us in the gallery :) Her specialities are being enthusiastic and drewling.

Date: 2015-10-15 13:23:00.000000
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Our intern Randy Bos at work in the Studio. Come and pay us a visit to see the end result!

Date: 2015-10-14 10:58:38.000000
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Goedendag. Ik heb interesse in dit schilderij. Alleen de grootte hangt af van de kosten. Groet Barry.

Door Barry van pagina gallery ArtAttack exhibition Castellon from Castellon?

Door eddy allart van pagina

Trots dat wij deze een mooie plek mogen geven in huis!! Dank!

Door Nancy van pagina

Hee Tymon,
leuk dat mijn broek in je gallery staat. Ik mis alleen je eigen verfLevi´s, die ik onlangs voor je gerepareerd heb. Dat is toch ook van je projecten die een eigen leven aan het leiden is.

Door Arie van den Berg van pagina


Door Nesha van pagina MeLikeMC

Hoi Tymon,

Ik heb je zojuist gebeld over het evt. werken op 18 september op de Wp in Bilthoven. Helaas kun je niet. Mocht je toch een gaatje hebben, laat het dan nog even horen, want je werk ziet er ontzettend goed uit!
Ik bel morgen Marcel even.

Yvonne Ordelmans

Door Yvonne van pagina project Eat Street Breathe Art

Hi Tymon,

Wat maak je mooie kleurrijke kunst!
Wil je een kleurrijk stuk ruilen voor kleurrijke schoenen? Check:
Als je dat leuk vindt laat het me weten...


Door Jochem van pagina mex face black and white two

Well captured. Nice homogeneous colors.

Door Sascha Kolberg van pagina New Delhi and Agra

Incredible painting! Saw it while walking past Weena the other day. It kept me dreaming and thinking.. My dad's been working in the container industry for more than 30 years. If you ever think of painting something alike, I'm definitely interested.

Keep up the marvelous work.


Door Wouter van pagina more than meets the eye, commisioned

Damn brother, your not only a bad ass painter but sick ass photographer as well! You are the man my homie! Also, I didnt know you were Mexican. I love Mexico, I have been to Mexico City quite a few times. The street art is very pure in the form of the people, love it. I posted a few old canvases I did if you would like to have a look at them in my photos. Peace my friend, talk to you soon!......Bubo

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