Rob van Doeselaar
New York
The World's greatest painting

Empire State Building is the 'The World's most famous building' and Macy's is 'The World's largest store'. One day after the 1993 bomb attack in the parking garage of the World Trade Center, State Governor Cuomo called New York City still 'The safest city in the World', because it was protected by 'The World's best police force'.

Living in New York, Rob van Doeselaar starts painting many 'World's greatest paintings'. In this city there is a very strong desire to be nothing less than the best in the world.

Later on, he works on a series of paintings using a grid. It results in simple and powerful compositions. They refer to the citymap and the skyscraper facades, as well as the tremendous energy of the Big Apple.