I like to present my work not as a centre point, but as a surrounding. To be able to create a work which is present, without communicating directly, I use in this serie 'inspired wallpaper' words of a well-known decorative 'language': patterns of wallpaper. This helps me to create a seemingly anonymity.
For J and T, 2010
Material: artificial silk (polyester), acrylics, medium, wood. Size: 140 x 180 x 5 cm. Location: A work inspired by 'Innergarden', made for a specific living space. In private property.
Material: artificial silk (polyester), acrylics, medium, wood. Size: 210 x 200, height 215 cm. Locatie: outside the studio. In private property.
As a child I was withdrawn, imaginative. In the bathroom tiles I saw faces, battles, scenes with a dragon ...
The walls of my small bedroom were papered with wallpaper somewhat similar to this work. As I observed, there were things, and the things inbetween, or behind. The reality of the wall was not flat, but more like a spongy layer. These things inbetween, were spiritual, but almost matter, tangible.
Material: artificial silk (polyester), acrylics, medium, wood. Size: 200 x 225 cm. Location: City hall, Utrecht. In private property.
The first transparent painting. By making the canvas transparent it immediately becomes a 3-dimensional work. The work is never on its own, but literally gets involved in a relationship with the wall, the frame, the lighting. By direct light the attention will be drawn towards the colours, by backlight the thickness of the paint will play its part and the trees on the left and right will become more visible.