These works were exhibited at my end expo in Loods6 Amsterdam of the NAU (Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht) in juli last year. It was a selection of works I made in the last couple of months before the expo. NAU is an art course I followed for 5 years together with 10 other artists we graduated, started with somewhat 35 starters in the first year. But with a lot of hard work, persistence, searching, studying and defining your subject and having the joy of wanting to create art it has been as much as a trigger point to let go what i already knew as a starting point for me to develop my work for the future.
Een ruimtelijk object gemaakt van eenvoudige materialen. Een lap stof en een stuk hout die samen een duidelijke contrast laten zien en daarmee ook tegelijk een gewenste dieptewerking geven. Het contrast zit ook in de subtiele pastel tinten in combinatie met de kleuren van het ongelakte hout en de juist warme kleur van de gedrapeerde doek die vorm geeft. Hiermee wordt op een doeltreffende manier een ruimte gesuggereerd die eigenlijk ook eenvoudig weer opgeheven kan worden. Object of space.
multiplex, katoen, acrylverf, 65cm x 85cm x 25cm August Robin Peters, Juni 2018
It’s summer and the sun is brighter then ever, I made a short video about it. Just lay down in the grass and look above you. ( Music fragment from Areal – Kate Bush )
Several works coming from one composition made with different kind of boxes. From a flat work on paper with paint, through a combination with digital approach into a two dimensional work on paper and a three dimensional work in mixed media, where the actual boxes are placed into a bigger box.
With the digital version I could enter a more graphic and sharper background than possible with paint. Which made me realize the importance of the composition and the scale of the items shown. If you make some parts smaller or bigger, the rest-space-changes and sometimes makes the composition weaker or stronger.
Rests-space take an important role, as you can see in the most abstract version painted on wood. The forms become more important and with less details. Beside the fact that they change form and become something on their own. The originally tea boxes and other packaging material also become an interesting form to look at. On one hand they are flat and have, at the same time the illusion of a dimensional form. The playing between flat and non flat keeps me occupied and fascinated.
Here are more of my studies on how to compose a dune landscape with just one image as a basis. I tried different approaches in painting, drawing, using pieces of newspaper, tape. Using different colors. Most of the works have several layers and became a landscape over a period of 2 months of making decisions of what to keep in the picture and what not. The painting on canvas in orange and yellow became a 2 piece work with an extension of a boxing glove as an element of a imaginary part of a landscape. Will be continued…