These photo collages are a study of form and an inspiration for sculptural works. I have a fascination for the shapes, size and rhythm of these beautiful rhododendrons. To me they can also be enjoyed just for what they are. One of many important structures of bedding that shape the environment which we live in or spaces we pass through, especially parks. By using these photo’s in a collage manner of working, I was able to move them just the way I wanted. Will be continued….
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 )
This Picture is taken om the big busy square in front of the Museo d’ Art Contemporani (MACBA) in Barcelona, sort of hidden in the area of El Raval. There were a few things going on when I came out of my museum visit, a girl eating a little snack, a school class playing outside, people crossing and in front of the entrance of the building there were these two guys playing with a skateboard. The sun was so bright that this situation in mostly black and white, due to the white sunny building and there clothes made me decide to shoot a serie of pictures of the two. I didn’t do anything about the setting of the models, they were talking and walking and suddenly, as if they didn’t want to participate in my photo shooting, they stopped doing what they did… I pressed the camera button. Together they made the image. The sun shone that day.
Last saturday it was given the second price at the yearly organised competition for the Christine Award at the Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht. My contribution was discussed and judged by a jury excisting of o.a. Jan Teun van Rees ( kunstenaar/docent fotoacademie) en Ilona Plaum ( fotograaf/kunstenares)
zie voor meer info over de award en jury: http://www.nieuweakademie.nl/nieuws
I am truly proud of the result.
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…