I sensed something was missing with a digital only representation of my work, and that was texture. Textures are very important in my art, but on a computer screen or a digital print you can not feel them, so they are not really there. Therefor I decided to create my own frames for my artworks, and those frames are an integral part of the artworks I present to the world.
With my hand made frames I try to give my printed artworks something unique, I try to turn each of them in an individual expression of the artwork. Those frames add something that can never come to the surface in a digital print: you can feel it. I use old wood, make my own ornaments for my frames using papier-mâché, paint, the occasional found objects like old rusted metal parts for instance.
I have a confession to make:I am not an artist, I am a collector. Or better yet: I craftily create collections of self made artworks and artifacts that look old, in the hope that future people will find and collect them.
Materials: Old wood, metal, rusty screws and other metal parts, fiber composite material for ornaments and relic shrines, various prints in Photolux Professional Matte 230, board, paint, black and white prints, alubond, suitcase, jerrycans, dried flowers, LED lamps, magnifying glasses, silicone Dimensions: 200x250x90cm
It is a bit dark, but I like it. There is also a beta version. I started photographing for the series somewhere last winter – among other things inspired by stories about certain parts of Belgium and France still being off limits since WWI (the so called ‘Great war’) due to the poison in the earth.
We do not see that many broken trees in landscapes – or at least in the Netherlands I have hardly ever seen them. It is in the long list of things that are hidden from our view because of civilization? Just like sick people – and epidemics and death and other nasty stuff.
Today on reddit there was a story from a doctor who told about his experience with two different patients for whom there were no more options – and apparently that used to be very rare until Covid came along.
These and other things are an inspiration here. More will follow. Not sure where it goes – I got a whole lot of pictures of trees without leaves.
Materials: paint, black and white print, paint, 10mm MDF board in Frame made from Fiber Composite Material Printing Technique: Transfer print / Digital Printmaking Dimensions: 65x50cm
New Expo, the other one is about a year ago. This time with the group gathered around the Movement for Galleries project here in Berlin (MFG).
It is going to be in Bahnhof Lichtenberg – the official opening is going to be on the 14th of september at 19.00 hours, there will be a sneak preview at the 7th of september at 19.00 hours and there will be another event at the 21st of september at 18.00 hours (The Artweek Special). It will be open every weekend More info at the Berlin-MFG website.
I also send an artwork to Hotel Bogota to give my support. It will be part of the auction at the 22nd of september.
The works I show both at the Bahnhhof Lichtenberg and at the Hotel Bogota all have frames that are especially made for the artworks. Apart from posters and postcards, I only want to present works with their own frame, a frame that is part of the artwork.
Materials: Wood, fiber composite material, paint, cardboard, rusted metal parts, cloth, print Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 Print-size middle panel: 90 cm * 60 cm Print-size side panels: 45 cm * 60 cm Total-size: appr. 250 cm * 95 cm Based on:Saint Stephan the Drunk, Lets call it Paradise,Fallen from Grace