The works of Marius van Zandwijk are best described as paintings of inconvenient places. The starting points of his works are close to home: situations he was in, places he visited, family history. His works explore how his personal experiences of inconvenience relate to more collective stories. In his works questions about remembrance are implied. Like reality, most works contain multiple narratives. Often narratives are juxtaposed in his works. For example: can we be in control of something uncontrollable?