It is with great pleasure that I present you two new works of art! Contrary to painting in series, I also like to make artworks that are the result from a single idea or experiment. With I Forgot To Say Stop On Our Way Home and Checkmate I continue my search into the experience of the ‘in-between’, but this time I started from one visual research between high and low contrast.
A new addition to my toolkit to break through existing patterns, is the so-called ‘painting-further’. Where surfaces overlap, new surfaces are created. I paint the doubt and aim to make this conflict visible and perceptible by means of patterns, color and abstraction. Searching for that intermediate experience in the contradiction, where it agitates, but is also balanced. With I Forgot To Say Stop On Our Way Home, I refer to a moment where you lose control while in motion. At the same time Checkmate refers to the unpredictability and the finality of the painting process. Getting to a point where you can’t continue, even if that’s your intention. In addition, I feel the strong need to take you (the viewer) into this process and does so by making videos of the painting process.
Especially now at the end of the Covid-19 crisis, I think that my work has been caught up with reality. In which the social debate between left and right, white and black dominates. I see these paintings as a translation of my controlled chaos that reflect everyday dilemmas. Now they also feel as an even greater proverbial mirror for the viewer.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to see these paintings in real life!