Painting Notes To Myself 1

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

Painting 2

#2
Oil on linen
100 x 100 cm
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Painting 3

#3
Acrylic on linen
100 x 100 cm
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Painting Notes To Myself 4

#4
Acrylic on linen
100 x 100 cm

Notes To Myself 1 - Art Print

Notes To Myself #1 – Art Print
Giclée print on 210 g. paper
Signed and numbered
Edition of 50
50 x 50 cm
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Art Print 2

#2 – Art Print
Giclée print on 210 g. paper
Signed and numbered
Edition of 50
50 x 50 cm
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Art Print 3

#3 – Art Print
Giclée print on 210 g. paper
Signed and numbered
Edition of 50
50 x 50 cm
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Notes To Myself 4 - Art Print

#4 – Art Print
Giclée print on 210 g. paper
Signed and numbered
Edition of 50
50 x 50 cm
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Notes To Myself, 2014-2015

Marks the first series of paintings in which Roukens started exploring the boundaries of his obsessive perfectionism. It started with gradually changing the appearance of a fixed color combination in a triangle pattern. By painting layer upon layer and intuitively adjusting the pattern, each added layer gave rise to the intensity of the colours and created new levels of depth. In Notes To Myself #4 there is a moment in which he added a red color on purpose, even though Roukens knew that he had to change the whole painting again. These moments of decisions and doubts in the painting process are fundamental to create that interaction between order and chaos. Adding those under layers is similar to the glazing technique from the Renaissance, however Roukens uses it to confront himself instead of complementing the colours.

Searching for contradiction and connection in the process also extends to the painting as an object and to his position as an artist. He therefore created a variation from these paintings on paper in a limited edition of 50 prints. The new artworks show every brush stroke, but due to the material, size and technique it gets a different experience. The manufacturability of the painting and variations to the in-between experience play an important role in his artistic practice.