Deepest Night - Brightest Day
Translucent means clear, diaphanous, the light shining out from within, the colours from beneath showing through. In my painting, I am interested by the secrets of this introspective glow of colour.
I am also interested in our world, the reality of what I perceive. And thirdly, I am interested in art, the opportunity to pack the everyday into an exaggeration or deepening of what appears directly.
The image of a pane of glass—opening a view of the room behind it and yet at the same time reflecting the room it is facing—sometimes fulfils this need I have. The colours of the two rooms merge into one another, broken only by the filter of the membrane, of the reflecting glass. This spatial symbiosis gives birth to a new space; one that can be irritating. I have to reorient myself within it, must now recognize other connotations than before.
The use of this means of disturbance allows me to cultivate a culture of personal innuendo.
My philosophical and political worldview, psychologically charged, then finds its way into a painted image, yet without appearing there in the forefront. It seems translucent as well, emerging covertly at best. The effectiveness of the painting thus remains an open question; there is no clarity in a narrative that would have to be broken down in order to interpret it. The fields of association of the paintings remain open.
Invitation to the Booklet Launch on THURSDAY, 12 MAY, 6 - 8 p.m.