Renso Tamse, b. 1974, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Born and raised in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tamse was already drawing and painting at the tender age of four. From a young age, his sole ambition was to be an artist and it was the natural world which most excited his interest. He took courses at the Academy of Visual Arts, where the teaching tended to be skewed to the abstract and modern. However, what spoke to Renso was realism. Today, the overriding passion of this urban artist is to capture the mystical resonances of nature in the wild.
In order to understand and experience these wild habitats more profoundly, he is a regular traveler to North America, Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia and the Pyrenees. The fairytale woods of the Czech Republic likewise count among his favorite destinations; here, the flora and fauna prove to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration.