Updated: Apr 20
MEDIUM ink on paper SIZE 24 x 17 cm
Yes, where did I start?
I think I started with the brush, with those planes. And then I went through them with the ink. Something like that comes about while looking and from a sort of gut feeling. This is where skill, coincidence (something that simply happens to me...) and playfulness come together again.
And then, almost to my amazement, I discover that this is a wondrous abstract work.
While drawing and painting, I love searching for such a balance, a balanced image. By playing with format, line width, the relationship between surfaces and white space.
When I look back on it now, the word energy pops up. Is energy being transmitted? Are strings being played? You feel tension..., charge. I allow myself the luxury of ‘not knowing’.
At the same time, it makes me think of the visualisation of a mechanism. Something manufactured, industrial. I remember that after secondary school, I was looking for a design course. In the end, TU Delft was my deciding factor. I wanted to understand the inside of a product. I find technology fascinating!
This ‘tic’ is also very much in my family: things have to be right, so they have to function well!
ORIGINAL DUTCH VERSION, WRITTEN BY Arjo de Vries
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