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.
I started to make these framed works in the late winter of 2020, when pandemie still ruled the world and initiatives to put artists in the spotlight came across, such as artist support pledge. The plan was simple. Make an artwork to sell and share it on social media by using the hash-tack #artistsupportpledge. Which I did on my instagram account and sold 5 works. The price has to be under 200,- and if you sell for 1000,- in total, you pledge to buy another artwork of one of your colleagues. This was all to support artists in the time when every gallery was closed and there was no other way to exhibit your art. You can all read about it on www.artistsupportpledge.com
The compositions were a real experiment for me to work with. It was such a simple subject by using a packaging box from cardboard, which I unfold to make it as a canvas and use the rest pieces cardboard to make the compositions. Along the way, when im painting and things start to happen, other materials came into the picture. Every work stands on his own by the different appearances, but they come from the same process. That makes me want to continue still, because every little stroke of paint, little added pieces of paper, make such a difference. It changes all the time, till the work is completely balanced for me.
These framed works come in a wooden frame with glare-free glass and are friendly priced 150,- euro (inc. vat) The frame (20x28cm or 21x30cm) comes in natural wood, white or black and is included in the price.
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Here are some pictures of my first series of sculptured cardboard boxes, build up in a composition. You can look at these installations as if you were looking at an abstract painting with different colors and dimensions. When you walk around they give a different sight depending on the way you look at them. To me that was something that was an extra gift, when I put the individually made forms together as one image. There is so much more to do with it, the possibilities are endless, like a lego set of stones.
A photo work with myself as part of the composition. The image is about spaces, to be a part of the space. It is about being part of the environment your in. Which doesn’t always mean you are being seen. You can also be a mayor part of something but at the same time be in another place. The head under the curtain emphasizes on concentration of own thoughts.
Is the person looking outside through a window an active element in the room or is he secondary to the room he is part of. What does he see what we can’t or cannot be a part of, only in our imagination.
I called the work Hypo, which is the greek word for under.
The work ( a combination of photo and paint on canvas) is my contribution in a competition for the Christine Award 2018 at Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht.
Which is about making a photo ( work ) which includes yourself in any way or another
photo and acryl on canvas 20 x 30 cm August Robin Peters 2018