TECHNICAL STILL LIFES
People and technology. Mankind is all technique. The human condition is a technical condition. Technical devices have become our second nature. It is both our poison as our medicine*. My approach is simple and trivial. I use household devices from my surroundings as topics for my paintings. The base of my work is the intensive study of the real world. Not to copy it faithfully, but by mixing it with my own visual, emotional experiences. This gives the work more expression, from my own selective perception.
This results in the series technique still lifes, painted in the period 1990 till now.
* Source: Bron: engineering philosopher Bernard Stiegler
Vacuum cleaner Size 90 x 95 cm - Oil on linen
Oil painting 'Wheels of a pink train' size 200 x 70 cm
I paint in a traditional way. The paintings are slowly build up; layer after thin layer. This technique enhances the colors. For this fine painters' technique, small brushes are used. This classical way of painting stands opposite a loose, deviating perspective and the use of strange and vibrant colors.
2017 - Series "Wheels of trains" in red, blue and pink were part of the exhibition Vrijplaats in the rough building of the former prison "Bijlmer Bajes" Amsterdam. In this video, you also see the work of Mario Supa.
" My Aroma Boy the Luxe" (; size 40 x 40 cm oil on linen - Part of Private property.
"Iron" size 50 x 50 cm
I was also very curious how the inside of the devices would look like...
"TV Content" Size 150 X 120 cm; oil paint on linen
I guess I was not the only one who was mesmerized by the content of a television! Notice; the same details in the video are visible in the painting!!
"Copy Machine" Size 60 x 35 cm. Property: Sharp Electronics Benelux.
"Time is but a machine" 90 x 120 cm
"Computer mouse" 40 X 120 cm
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