“…Tim Vermeulen has elevated the highly personal genre of self-portraiture into an unusual collection of unnerving modern parables that lend richness to the universal theme of alienation…
…These works question the facades of suburbia, which mask the personal limitations of organized religion and the middle-class status quo. Vermeulen conveys these issues through an economic painting vocabulary inspired by the distilled symbolism and moral authority characterized by the painters of the Northern Renaissance.
…Though steeped in his own religious and suburban background, Vermeulen's images are accessible to any person who is torn between the external expectations of how one should behave in order to belong to the group and the internal yearnings that define the reality of who one is as an individual. The resulting works reflect Vermeulen's disciplined approach to painting. He lends beauty to that which may be perceived as ugly, offers reason to what appears illogical, inserts uncertainty into events that appear inevitable and offers alternative directions to familiar paths.”John Brunetti,
“The Man-Made Wildernesses of Tim Vermeulen”