What would an artist be without his unbound art?
Get to know my unique madness.
The universe is in a constant state or dissolution. This artwork is an observation of that process on a social scale.
It is a critique towards every system that doesn’t reinvent and adjusts itself on time to the needs of its social problems. A problem that is frequently discussed in our collective.
What started out as a complete piece of fabric got carefully cut and artificially placed in a web. This web ‘freezes’ the decomposition of the ribbons knowing they can’t be reunited anymore.
The first layer of this artwork consists of olive green ribbons that are a reference towards the first layer painters use to paint skin. The black grids refers to a widely used technique in the graffiti scene to emphasize an image.
In the layer above we can see a cheap faux patent leather that must retain a rusted coloured fabric.
The old elite held together by the unrecognized new generation.
The tooth of decay emphasizes that reformations are ever so necessary and when this doesn’t happen, the curtain will certainly collapse one day.
Is a contemporary collage artwork inspired by people bathing in a polluted river,
Baptisma is Latin for immersion
It consists solely of recycled materials that have been submerged in water and with a variety of immersive techniques.
We see a wooden carrier that has been deformed due moisture.
Handmade recycled paper that once consisted of images of people bathing that has been covered with a gold leaf graffiti coating. A recycled plaster bandage and a crystal mass grown onto textile. The textile itself presents the position of the artist in the artworld. A split posture between two very different mediums but also as the connection.
Baptisma flirts with the question how far we can go in abstracting an images or rules and scans the boundaries of the (art)world.
The composition starts entirely according to the rules of a collage artwork but is it still one in the end?
Due the natural properties of the materials a 3D structure is brought into life through a natural process.
Is the artwork an assemblage now?
The artwork is a reflection of how the artist is confronted with daily discrimination of not fitting inside the box. He wants to connect a bridge there where giant fissures rule
and to broaden the narrow view of box thinking.