Snapshots - words with paintings
these words were written for the exhibition "snapshots", a series of small oil painting panelos, held at Windowgallery Het Depot, rustenburgerstraat 385 in Amsterdam
"I'm a painting photographer. Painting is active photography.
What I do is inconspicuous. It's close to the natural perception of the healthy physical body, where a veil of normality keeps everything hidden. We've all been part of this reality, for as long as we can remember. After studying the laws of colour, form, composition and perspective, I am nothing more than a good painter. One out of many. What is special about my work, is on the inside. And, if I'm lucky, it procreates - from one inside to another.
Of course I want to roam the bounderies, to see who else I could be. Or, like in these snapshots, to seek the casual, so that I can come to myself. But in the end, I want to make pictures to be used by anyone, as a place to store one's own treasures.
I want to hear the room breathe. To open up the water. To give my existence to something yet to exist.
Perception is: to create reality
Who masters the rules, can bend them. One can learn to open things up, without breaking them.
One has to learn to listen, hear the silence breath, to feel how things come walking in on their little socks. Cautiously, I learn how to do it. And then I step into it, and make things new."
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- Oil painting series on time
- Underpainting examples (the making of these snapshots)
- Making egg tempera paint
- Abstract painting techniques
- landscape painting techniques
- Portrait painting techniques
- Painting composition
- Colors and pigments
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