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Tjalf Sparnaay

Tjalf Sparnaay (b. 1954, Haarlem, Netherlands) is a Dutch painter who works in a Photorealist style that he has dubbed “Megarealism”. Painting mostly food, at extremely large proportions, Sparnaay has earned acclaim, particularly amongst Europeans. The subjects of his still lifes vary from cheeseburgers to eggs to bouquets, all in homage to the Dutch still life tradition of the 17th century. Sparnaay is a self-taught painter, who has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the United States.

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Previous Exhibitions

Art Miami 2019

Art Miami 2019

Featuring Mel Ramos Paintings - Booth #AM412

3 December — 8 December, 2019

Food for Thought

A Selection of Small Works Curated by Susan Meisel

28 February — 30 March, 2019

Kunsthal Rotterdam museum entrance

Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

25 February — 5 June, 2017

Painting by Tjalf Sparnaay

The Europeans

10 January — 23 February, 2017

the New Orleans museum of art - exterior - CROPPED

Photorealism: The Sydney & Walda Besthoff Collection

9 November , 2014— 5 January, 2015

Recent Press
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Tjalf Sparnaay
The Megarealist Food Art of Tjalf Sparnaay
luxury defined, 22/12/2017

Reinterpreting reality
Tjalf Sparnaay
International Artist, 01/04/2018

Larger than life
Tjalf Sparnaay
American Art Collector - 121, 01/11/2016

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