schilderen - tekenen - abstract - natuur
My personal style is formally abstract, yet fundamentally nature-oriented and inspired. My interests lie in exploring the thin line between known and unknown, figurative and abstract, associative and the lack thereof. Although unintended, the motives are not instantly familiar, it is the title of the work that turns them back to associative field of different natural structures, sometimes of botanical and animal origin. I find beauty in strangeness as well as in commonly accepted beauty ideals. Drawing exists as a strong contour that builds and defines the structure of my pieces. It is always present, strong and it varies from parallelism to a free, almost baroque structure of thick organic lines. I'm using repetition in order to create a vivacious linear shadow play, which adds to an overall dynamic of the works. The lines range from very long to very short almost comma like, and I use them to edit the chaos and establish order in the composition. The colour pallet is subdued, and not primary in my work.