A central theme in the oilpaintings made by Uko Post is the vanitas idea. Life is fragile and does not last long.
The painting style is Realism with a melancholic, mystical strain, bordered on the Magical Realism of the thirties of the twentieth century.
Adored Painters from this period are for example the Dutch painters: Pyke Koch, Wim Schuhmacher, Raoul Hynkes, Dick Ket and Carel A.C. Willink.
Uko Post, ( born in the Netherlands, Meppel, 27-07-1954 ) is a contemporary realistic painter, was trained at the academy (Minerva) of fine arts in Groningen (Netherlands) 1972-1978. He lives in Belgium (region Sankt Vith, Eifel) since 1994.
His painting is often associated with the Magical Realists of the twentieth century.
A central theme in his work is the opposition of life, decline and death (vanitas).
He can be counted among the Northern Realists ( Noordelijke Realisten). Other websites: www.ukopost.eu www.noordelijkerealisten.nl