In this work I realized a new composition existing out of individual pieces which are combined together to create a new image. The frame is made of old left-over pieces of wood and combined with new parts.
The frame that is holding the 3 boxes and 1 little one is constructed to accommodate the composition boxes, which are commutable, because you can simply pull them out and change them for another and make your own combination. The shape and design are inspired on fruit and vegetables baskets as you see them presented in markets or grocery stores.
I wanted to emphasize the heritage of the painted boxes which are made of packaging materials coming from the world of consuming.
Different outcomes with all the same packaging boxes from an AH verspakket, de-folded and re-arranged with an exploratory attitude to see what ingredients you can set out to make a painting without narrative.
Here are 4 short video’s that were produced to accompany the exposition ‘Gevonden werk / Found work’ in Cultura Ede, last June 2021. It’s a short introduction to me and my work, made by Annique Mijnen en Bart.
At the end of last summer 2020, when the temperature went to 30 degrees and more, it was too warm to work in my atelier, which is situated in an old building on the third floor where during the summer it is difficult to keep it cool. Therefore I started to work from my kitchen table at home where it was so much more comfortable. I bought some basic paint and brushes and began to make small works on cardboard packaging. These are the first two of the proces. During the day I saw these shades from street lanterns on the pavement and wanted them to paint them quite brutal on the cardboard canvas. It was also felt the urge to paint again for the and see where it would take me.
I started this work out of a unrecognasible stain, because of the first painting, which kept coming through, despite off layers of gesso and decided to let it be a starting point for this painting. The shape of an imaginary piece of exotic fruit came to mind. It became somewhat the root of this composition in which I felt it wanted to be flowing and organic. In this painting, paint is combined with collage and drawing, when you look close you can see it containes beads, ripped off cardboard and wooden parts. This work was send to an open call competition for the foundation villa Seurat in Paris. The competition had the theme ‘nature reasserts itself’