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