‘De Zwolse Meesters’ (The masters of Zwolle) is a project of the stichting Openbare Schilderkunst Zwolle (Foundation Public Art Zwolle). The goal of the project is to turn the overpass at the Rembrandtlaan into an open air museum. All paintings are specially made for this open air museum and are based on historical masterpieces of artist from Zwolle, such as Gerard ter Borch ‘de jonge’ (1617-1681), Willem Grasdorp (1678-1723), Hendrick ten Oever (1639-1716) and Aleida Wolfsen (1648-1692).
Boxem is one of the ten professional contemporary artist to contribute to the project. Boxem turned his modern version of a ‘Bouquet on vase’ by Willem Grasdorp into a team-artwork in which seventeen clients, interns and friends of Meesterwerk Zwolle participated. In the modern bouquet tens of symbols, animals and jokes are hidden. This team-artwork is 166 by 130 meters (65,4 by 51,2 inch).
The painting is finished, but the project is still in progress. For more info www.openbareschilderkunst.nl