Notes To Myself #1

Notes To Myself #1
Oil on linen
100 x 100 cm
2014

Notes To Myself marks the first series of paintings in which I started exploring with the boundaries of my obsessive perfectionism. The idea was to start with a specific color combination in a triangle pattern and gradually change the appearance. Each painting evolved out of a dynamic process from the beginning to the end. Each added layer gave rise to the intensity of the colours and created new levels of depth. By painting layer upon layer and intuitively adjusting the pattern and colours, each artwork resulted in an interaction between perfection and imperfection. In Notes To Myself #4 there is a moment in which I added a red color, even though I knew it wasn’t a good decision and eventually needed to change the painting again. Those experimental choices and deliberately using different colours as background layers fuelled the interaction between order and chaos. These moments of decisions and doubts in the painting process are fundamental to find that moment of in-between. Adding those under-layers is similar to the glazing technique from the Renaissance, however I used it to confront myself instead of complementing the colours.

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Notes To Myself - Paintings by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens
Notes To Myself - Paintings by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens
Notes To Myself - Paintings by Dutch Abstract Artist Daan Roukens
Notes To Myself #2

Notes To Myself #2
Oil on linen
100 x 100 cm
2014

Notes To Myself #3

Notes To Myself #3
Acrylic on linen
100 x 100 cm
2015

Notes To Myself #4

Notes To Myself #4
Acrylic on linen
100 x 100 cm
2015