Piet(portrait) Submit to: Smiling Gecko: Through the Eyes of the Artist
Title: Piet Year: 2017 Technique/medium: Indian Ink and oil paint on canvas Dimensions(in cm): 30 x 30 cm
My paintings and watercolours are vivid and aesthetically liable images that sometimes disguise an atrabilious element. Mental vulnerability and transience are central themes in the work. The multiple layers in the paintings create an elusive form. Like light, the works are simultaneously fleeting and present. This corresponds with my perception of paintings as breathing organisms. This is why they are not made as mere artistic statements, but originate from a sincerely felt inner necessity.
During this period, I have only been painting his head, time and time again trying to get closer to the crux of him as a person epitomizing a certain period of time. Limiting myself to a small framework(30x30cm), in which is has been the key to find out to what extent I can control the medium and how I can anticipate contigencies. I am always wondering when to leave the canvas alone, when it's breathing just enough.
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Submitted to Smiling Gecko: Through the Eyes of the Artist