What’s my Art about:
The Power of Vulnerability
My work is fragile and powerful at the same time. It is about strength in vulnerability. Two simultaneous qualities: multiple perspectives; often even literally in my work.
What I am looking for, is my art touching people. As a result, I hope, they’ll start looking (differently) at their surroundings, ideas, themselves. (Going to) live their lives from a different perspective, giving them a choice.
This is special for me, because I – literally – do not see any perspective, nor do I have any judgments at all, which is a lack (or benefit) of perspective as well. This way of looking, vulnerable and powerful at the same time, gives me a freedom that I want to share with others. And from where I make my art.
A painting only lives by the person who looks at it and connects it to it.
Among a lot of other things, I use traditional materials and techniques: Because the colors, contrasts, texture become deeper. This is much better for the environment. Also, the works of art will remain in a good shape for much longer than when I had used modern (oil, acrylic) paint.
It is also a conscious, mindful way of working, building a work of art from pure linen, a piece of old wood, with pigments, oil, eggs or drawing with a piece of compressed earth. Or building a stained-glass artwork from glass and lead.