With all the insights I gained during my Masters at the Sandberg Instituut, I now have a better understanding of what my art is about and how I want to proceed. As I’m currently working on this ‘Google Project’ and making plans for a Vruchtenhagel Diptych, there is one project that I’m building up really slow.
It’s important to find the right technique and start with a solid conceptual plan. Visually there is not much going on yet, but I’m experimenting with painting stripes in regard to woven patterns. I want to focus on the contradiction between painting and textile, and even start making clothes again. The images below are a small hint into my research, as they grabbed my attention while searching for this new project:
American photographer Chris Perani specializes in extreme macro using microscope objectives to photograph insects. Due to the microscopic objective, the depth of field is almost nonexistent. These butterfly wings almost look like abstract paintings with several layers of colour.
The Jacquard weaving technique is very fascinating. A power loom that simplifies the process of manufacturing textiles with complex patterns. Something complex as brocades or more contemporary as this jacket by Soulland. It’s the weaving technique of crossing lines that I find similar to adding and removing brushstrokes on a painting.
When referring to painted lines, I think Benard Frize is a painter who makes great use of the material and technique. His paintings follow a strict set of formal rules, wherein the artist employs a controlled, manufacturing-like approach to the production of each piece.