Title: 1(60x75cm) Oilpainting on canvas
I DO NOT KNOW
In this series “I do not know”, I create to expose what lies beyond my surface. Sharing my work enables me to project my vision of the world around me on those that inhabit that world. Their eyes looking through my eyes. Communicating with the world around me is not easy. By sharing that what I create, letting go of the visual in my work and appraoch the invisible, I understand my work better.
In order to seek for the “I” I have started my quest with the depiction of family photos. I aim at capturing the feeling that emerges when I look at these photos. It is an investigation to the elevated “I” that knows more than I know. With ink I have been sketching this feeling repeatedly, getting nearer to its essence every time. It can be found in the introvert soul that stares at me, shining through the gaze of absence of the portrayed on the old photos.
The black ink I have purposely chosen is representative of the layers of the individual, there is more to it than just darkness.
By trying to catch the abstract concept of a feeling, I seek to let go of the aesthetic values tied to representation. I care about approaching the essence of a feeling.
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