Transformation is inherent to the landscape.
I make prints and installations in which each project takes a different path. In my installations I use often screen prints, (on paper, metal, glass, plastic) or video projections, fans, a smoke machine, fruit and more.
Almost immediately and partly unconsciously we analyse and structure images, to assign meaning to them. Images are too often read as -static- texts. In my work takes the image and ‘seeing’ as experience a central place.
In the silkscreen series ‘Joyful Melancholy’ and ‘ex-landscape’, the image & the ‘seeing’ becomes partly devoid of representation in order to become an experience as well. Joyful Melancholy evokes in this way, through the movement of colours and lines and through the repetition of the motif, the emotion - in motion.
Ex-Landscape consists of 4 (or 5) screen prints, in which I use the same photographic motif each time - again. The photos are silkscreened in several layers on top of each other by means of a coarse line grid. Because of the interferences between the lines and the colours, a glow appears from a certain distance, like a new colour on top of the work. As you approach the work as a spectator, the space seems to break open from a recognizable visual motif into a more abstract experience of space and colour. The image of the Sea turns red and ends with the title of the work on the last image with at the bottom, also the words sadness and desire. Two words that seem inextricably linked. This work, for me, alludes both to the romantic experience of the landscape and to its tragic experience, without actually depicting it.
For ‘Rainbow projections’ that consists of 2 prints, I searched for a way to present the recto-verso screen print on paper in a 3 dimensional way, by printing on both sides of the paper, folding the paper and finally by presenting this object on a minimalist pedestal in the space. The folding of the paper created a new - open space , that represents to me a hidden object. An object still exists, even if it is hidden. Repeating something in a time and space is never the same as before. Desires take on different forms.
The recent work ‘Untitled Landscape #1 & #2’, is a continuation of my research into the conversion of a photographic image into a graphically printed image; and how this affects the image and gives it meaning. Both images are printed, not with printing ink but with pure black pigment powder.
Inseparable for me in printmaking are the technical processes that belong to the printing process and become part of the creative and conceptual creation process of the work; such as, the matrix - the motif, the repetition - the multiple, the delay and the layering of colours.