My paintings participate in the age-old tradition of fresco mural painting, spanning continents and millennia, made with the very same materials such as pure pigments and lime. They differ from the ancient in that they are portable and project subjects other than the explicit.
The frescoes are composed of myriad layers. By inducing ‘craquelé’, oxidation and erosion, underlaying sections emerge and blend with upper layers. The ultimate result can be seen as a mirror of ourselves, shaped by circumstances along the way, a metaphor for the layer upon layer constitution of our lives.
I'm in Maakhaven since July 2019, where I'm working on a commission for a wall-filling 20 m2 painting for the new headquarters of Triodos Bank in Zeist.