The paintings of Niels Egidius depict romantic worlds in between dream and reality. By using unpredictable, fantastic and often symbolic details he tries to challenge the viewer to immerse himself in the image and unravel what is really happening.

According to Niels a painting should suggest that there’s something going on, about to happen or has just happened. This makes you constantly wonder if the scene you are looking at is really what it seems to be. In this way Niels creates a sense of liveliness, as if you are a part of the scene that is unfolding in front of you. He sees his paintings literally as windows or portals to another world or time.

In the images you can find references to art history and contemporary culture. Niels works with themes such as Romanticism, Orientalism and mythological stories but also uses observations form daily life and nature.

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Facade

Facade

      oil on canvas, 80 x 104 cm
      2019
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Shane

Shane

      oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm
      from the series 'Signature moves' 2020
Pac Pac

Pac Pac

      oil on canvas, 140 x 200cm
      from the series 'Signature moves' 2020
Icarus

Icarus

      oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
      2019
ou est luna

ou est luna

      oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
      2019
moto gang

moto gang

      oil on canvas, 104 x 118 cm
      2018 *sold
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Jonko

Jonko

      oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
      2019 *sold
Stretching Jesus

Stretching Jesus

      oil on canvas, 152 x 200 cm
      2017 *sold
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      Afternoon

      Afternoon

          oil on canvas, 152 x 260 cm
          2017 *sold
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      Orient

      Orient

          oil on canvas, 152 x 260 cm
          2015
      mees

      mees

          50 x 60cm, oil on canvas
          2018 *COMMISSIONED
      mirte

      mirte

          50 x 60cm, oil on canvas
          2018 *COMMISSIONED
      peter pan

      peter pan

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2015 *sold
      green chair

      green chair

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2015 *sold
      selfportrait

      selfportrait

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2017 *Private collection
      joeba

      joeba

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2014
      sombrero

      sombrero

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2014 *sold
      brother

      brother

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2017 *Birthday gift
      Slenny420

      Slenny420

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2018 *Birthday gift
      Viceroy

      Viceroy

          acrylics on paper, 40 x 50 cm
          2015
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