Inside A Painting

The Endless Possibilities in The Absence of Order

 

Previously at NL=US Art Gallery, Rotterdam

Now at Kunst-10-daagse, Bergen, NL

From 19 - 28 October, open everyday 11h - 17h

 

 

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Look through the window. See how we frame our inner and outside world into a rigid grid. Shapes that are a result of industrialisation and mass-production. A way of making that increases productivity and efficiency.

 

What kind of world are we creating for ourselves? In this exhibition 'Inside A Painting' I rethink the traditional shape of the window with a 3D painting technique and recycled plastic. The fluidity of the material and freedom of movement show me how to let go of existing forms.

 

The window frame series is the start of a search for a new form language for architectural 3D painting.

Read more about the process I work with>

Plastic Bag In The Wind | Recycled Polyethylene (Private Collection)
Plastic Bag In The Wind | Recycled Polyethylene (Private Collection)
Entering Grey Gardens | Recycled Polyethylene
Entering Grey Gardens | Recycled Polyethylene

Thoughts on living inside a painting

 

Living inside a painting means anything is possible, you let go of existing ideas and feelings of order, knowing it is possible that reality can be like a Dalí composition. Building up structure in a pointillist way means you can determine the exact constellation of your surroundings. Solidifying your every movement as you dance with liquid. The movements of your body gives shape to your surroundings. It creates a fine line between full autonomous control and total surrender and letting go.

 

What happens if it is all up to you?

Ojos Color Sol | Recycled PE (Kunstuitleen Rotterdam Collection)
Ojos Color Sol | Recycled PE (Kunstuitleen Rotterdam Collection)
Aderen van Bladeren | Recycled PE (Kunstuitleen Rotterdam Collection)
Aderen van Bladeren | Recycled PE (Kunstuitleen Rotterdam Collection)

Knowing anything is possible can create fear of not knowing and choosing the wrong direction. What remains to hold on to is your gut feeling.. your intuition and the laws of nature.

 

Or is order and structure an inescapable necessity for us?

Tus Ojos Son Mi Ventana | Recycled PE (Kunstuitleen Rotterdam Collection)
Tus Ojos Son Mi Ventana | Recycled PE (Kunstuitleen Rotterdam Collection)
Ojos Color Sol No.2 | Recycled PE
Ojos Color Sol No.2 | Recycled PE

If I can paint a 3D line in mid air, how can I make sure it will stay there? What if I start weaving with that line? Can I weave my house? If I find a way.. I will start with the window.. Windows are the eyes of spaces, the connection between inside and outside.

 

Then comes doors, floors, walls…

 

And I can live inside a painting

Black Window | Recycled Polyethylene
Black Window | Recycled Polyethylene
Once The Earth Was Flat | Recycled Polycarbonate
Once The Earth Was Flat | Recycled Polycarbonate
See Green | Recycled Polycarbonate
See Green | Recycled Polycarbonate
Hot Core And A Blue Plastic Sea | Recycled Polycarbonate
Hot Core And A Blue Plastic Sea | Recycled Polycarbonate
The Earth Is Round But Nothing Is Perfect 

| Recycled Polycarbonate
The Earth Is Round But Nothing Is Perfect | Recycled Polycarbonate
Redskin | Recycled Polycarbonate
Redskin | Recycled Polycarbonate
Ripples Of Plastic or The End Of Big Oil  | Recycled Polycarbonate
Ripples Of Plastic or The End Of Big Oil | Recycled Polycarbonate
Cycling Around The City Starry Eyed | Recycled Polycarbonate
Cycling Around The City Starry Eyed | Recycled Polycarbonate
Windows Make Me Dizzy | Recycled Polycarbonate
Windows Make Me Dizzy | Recycled Polycarbonate
Earth Skipped A Beat | Recycled Polycarbonate
Earth Skipped A Beat | Recycled Polycarbonate
The Beauty of Recycling, Colours Everywhere | Recycled Polycarbonate
The Beauty of Recycling, Colours Everywhere | Recycled Polycarbonate
Don't Come Inside | Recycled Polycarbonate
Don't Come Inside | Recycled Polycarbonate
Once I Was Open And Transparent Now I Am To Tied Up To Care | Recycled Polycarbonate
Once I Was Open And Transparent Now I Am To Tied Up To Care | Recycled Polycarbonate

A painting is an imaginary depiction. Architecture is matter, structure and function. What happens when the two meet?