Painting on paper – Acryl and collage on heavy paper. 50x65cm. August Robin Peters. February 2022.
During a stay in the early spring of 2021 in Ameland, I made some little drawings of the house I was staying. The holiday house was simple and basically an archetype of what a house is. A space with room for a lot of basic functions. The surroundings are so important when you’re staying on one of these Dutch “waddeneilanden” situated in the north of The Netherlands. It’s almost as if the house is a synonym for the resting mind, so open to everything you see or hear to come in and go out the house, like a breeze, a thought, almost working as a sponge. I tried to captured that feeling in this work. All the windows and see through elements and abstractions make the subject becoming more that just a house in an envirioment. It is a playful way of portraying a house.
This small framed painting is nummer 22 from the series, made with a de-folded cardboard packaging box. The work sizes 16 x 22cm and the wooden frame is 20 x 28 cm and comes with anti-glared glass. The collage contains pieces of a polyurethaan grocery bag and pieces of cardboard molded om the surface with paint used as glue. The image is build up harmoniously in different stages and can be turned all four sides, upside down, any which way you like it best. In the spirit of #artistsupportpledge, I can offer this small work for sale at a price of 150,- incl.
This work is a my painted version of a photo that was shared in the world by the media at the time a well know maverick was suddenly being hospitalized with a presumably intoxication during the COVID-19 pandemie, somewhat a year ago now. Driven by my heartfelt worries about the subject of the matter and the whole mystery surrounding it, I just had to paint this newsphoto to try to comprehend what was going on here. It took me some time to finish it. Work was made between september 2020 and february 2021.
These works on paper (left over cardboard) were made in the first period of the lockdown in march of 2020. Staying inside the house most of the time at my temporarily different home than my own and due to the early sunny weather in the spring of 2020, I focused more on the things that surrounded me in my new home and very small balcony. The shadow of flowers and plants made a very sharp contour, every late afternoon when I drank my coffee on the balcony I saw these black contours on the wall and I decided to draw them very quickly. These three works are sort of a pilot around the idea of drawing shadows and I plan to make much more of them. It’s such nice thing to do something completely different…
Two new works. I started to pick up left over pieces op paper, which were partley on the floor, combining them with other paper related materials. it became a collage with layering, cutting away parts I didn’t like. Adding paint or cut-out parts of packaging, left-over parts of wooden sticks, a shopping bag from Salisbury, sandpaper, cardboard shoe mold. Sometimes i even made up stuff which look like they belong in the image. To me it’s controlled chaos, in the end its harmony, but still with a rhythm….
This little piece originally started as a water-colour experiment somewhere in 2015. Last year I started to work with unfinished pieces and tried to re-arrange the composition by tearing, cutting, adding all sorts of paper. To me it was kind of meditative to work on something completely different and very satisfying to work towards a defined and definitive form. I called it Atlantis. if you want you can see a hand rising from the water.