Horizonnen (studies)/rest

Between 2012 and 2016 my work transforms and I make a series of 'Horizons'. I take a pause. I let go and let arise.
During a "unity experience" I experienced a quality of stillness, space and clarity which seems to want to express in a new form.
Experimenting with different materials I explore the boundaries of my comfort zone.

"The creative ability of an artist is manifested only if he succeeds in transforming the natural phenomena into 'another reality."
This part of the creative process as an independent element, if conscious and developed, hints at the possibility of creating a painting. "

- Frantisek Kupka

Arise Horizontally stacked areas of color imagery arise to express silence, space and clarity that I have experienced.

200 x 85 cm, acryl op linnen

Slowly the image-space changes. The rest becomes more dynamic and something new is dawning at the horizon. This is the process of unfolding and emergence.
It is like a kind of fertilization takes place. Later it becomes apparent that the Material Mirror series is announcing itself. But I didn't know that then!

Horizons 11, 70 x 90 cm, acryl op linnen, 2015

Horizons 11, 70 x 90 cm, acryl op linnen, 2015

" It are associative colour works. Multiple horizons appear in one image. As viewer one can shift focus over and over again and make 'horizon jumps' until you finally come to rest.
I follow the dance of the creator and the destroyer and thus my working process rhytmically coincides with that which I want to capture: the creative process and the non dual space in which this process takes place. The canvas sizes are big and tall so the viewer wil experience the colours and the space they generate in their bodies."

In the gallery you will find a selection from the Horizon studies.


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Right in the middle of “falling apart” and “holding it together” is the secret place. Stay there. It is here where you will find the rest you are longing for, the remedy to the exhaustion of becoming. It is here where the light and the dark are in union, where integration and disintegration emerge as one in love, and where lunar and solar weave together particles of the sacred world.

Matt Licata

"And don't think the garden looses its ecstasy in winter.
It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous."


And then disturbing paintings appear. The 'horizon series' serves as way paivers, free makers. At this phase of the creative process there is also chaos and despair.
I paint over old works. The destructive aspect is complementary to the creative one. Radical change demands letting go.
Strange knots and rootstructures appear. They are nessecary because the impulse to change is huge.
The next phase is announcing itself: underground sprouting is prepared. From there and then the movement is upward and outward, to the light.
You can read more about my work and the creative process here.

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