The Menacing Face of Order

The Menacing Face of Order (Red & Green Failure)

Acrylic & oil on linen
150 x 120 cm
2018

With the series ‘Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything’, I continued questioning contradictions that I experience and that most people take for granted. In this case the disproportionate placement of the colors in the Google logo was the trigger and led me to the company’s global categorization and therewith to the disappearance of spontaneity. In relation to my own conflicts with obsessive perfectionism, I translated this into new abstract self-portraits in which an interaction unfolds between straight and spontaneous lines. In search for that sublime experience of the in-between, the spontaneous lines alternate with the straight. The colours go up against the white paint, while the pattern is constantly in conflict with its breakthrough. To take the viewer into that moment of in-between, I also created sound and video works to complement and oppose the creative process.

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Between Order and Adventure 1

Between Order and Adventure #1
Acrylic on 300 g. Fabriano Artistico paper with aluminum frame
60 x 80 cm
2018

Between Order and Adventure 2

Between Order and Adventure #2
Oil on 300 g. Arches Huile paper with aluminum frame
60 x 80 cm
2018

Expect Nothing Appreciate Everything
Expect Nothing Appreciate Everything

Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything
Acrylic & oil on linen
70 x 70 cm
Video (shown with specific conditions at offline exhibitions, video must be watched before seeing the painting)
15:25 min
2018

Translations and Interactions

Translations and Interactions
Acrylic & oil on linen
60 x 60 cm
Video (shown alongside the painting at offline exhibitions)
8:45 min
2018

Other Way Around #1

Other Way Around #1
Acrylic, oil & tape on 300 g. Hahnemühle paper with aluminum frame
50 x 60 cm
2018

Between Order and Adventure 3

Between Order and Adventure #3
Acrylic & oil on 300 g. Arches Huile paper with aluminum frame
60 x 80 cm
2019

Other Way Around #2

Other Way Around #2
Acrylic, oil & tape on 300 g. Hahnemühle paper with aluminum frame
70 x 100 cm
2019

Beauty Between the Rules

Beauty Between the Rules
Acrylic & oil on linen
120 x 120 cm
Sound (listen while experiencing the painting)
2:00 min on repeat
2019

In-Between

In-Between
Acrylic on linen
100 x 140 cm
2019