The Paintings Titus Meeuws creates appear to be painted rapidly. They are. Painting 'en plein air' is a race against time. When the sun changes its position the colours of the light and the direction of the shadows change as well. At this point the painting should be finished. Sometimes one could return to the same spot at the exact same time, but for this to be feasible, the weather conditions should be the same as well. This rarely is the case in The netherlands... It's exactly this hurry, because of the wind or rain that approaches you, that drives you to a concentration level in which you use all your skills to capture that perfect expression in your work.
To counterbalance this hurried uncomfortable way of working Titus Meeuws finds peace in his studio where he workes on larger canvases. Usually, the worktable is the motive. Nothing has been put down or is composed. The chaos and liveliness of this random position of the used materials form the composition on the table in the hushed studio.
Titus Meeuws graduated in 1998 at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He graduated in autonomous painting, drawing and graphics. In 2002 he became a first grade manual dexterity and CKV teacher after finalising the teacher training programme at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.