EXHIBITIONS
Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?
Heden
– Den haag, NL
October 29 – December 10 , 2016
Solo
"Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?", Den Haag, 2016
“Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?”, Den Haag, 2016

 

Oh! when love is gone, where does it go? 50 x 70 cm x 2 (diptych ), oil on canvas and wooden frame, 2016
Oh! When love is gone, where does it go? no. 1 and no. 2, 2016. Oil on canvas and wooden frame, (2 x) 50 x 70 cm

The title ‘Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?’ comes from a lyric from the band Arcade Fire and is about the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus may guide his beloved Eurydice out of the underworld, but on one condition: she must walk behind him and he must not look back at her. As they walk, his doubts grow: is she really still there? When his self-control finally collapses, he turns around and finds they were indeed together, but alas: just up to the moment he looked. In retrospect, ignorance was bliss.

Fishing, 60 x 50 cm. Edition (20), print on Hahnemuhle paper, 2016
Fishing, 2016. Edition (20), print on Hahnemuhle paper, 60 x 50 cm

 

Untitled (green reverie), 2016
Untitled (green rising), 54.5 x 43 cm, oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, 2016

 

see of me's, 2016
Untitled (dark reverie), 46 x 38 cm, ink and oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, 2016

 

’Visual motifs recur, sometimes in the same context or even as a duplicate – for example in the work “Incredulity” (2013), where a digital drawing functions as a slightly altered double, next to a painting of the same scene, executed in oil on canvas. The repetition of motives that spans the body of work include the empty background, the lamp, the eye, the hand, and the ink-loaded brush or pen. A predominant motive is that of the canvas / picture-frame. Many paintings behave like nested dolls: their content seems self-aware of being a painting, and thus depicts itself within itself. This happens both formally, by playing with grids and frames-within-frames as a structuring device, and narratively, by depicting human-like canvasses that are engrossed in cartoonesque scenes.


Does Sky Sleep?, 50 x 40 cm, wax, watercolor and oil on canvas, 2016
Does Sky Sleep?, 50 x 40 cm, wax, watercolor and oil on canvas, 2016

 

The inquiry no.2, 52 x 42 cm, oil on canvas, artist-made wooden frame, 2016
The inquiry no.2, 52 x 42 cm, oil on canvas, artist-made wooden frame, 2016

 

The inquiry no.1, 60 x 48 cm, oil on paper collaged on canvas, 2016
The inquiry no.1, 60 x 48 cm, oil on paper collaged on canvas, 2016

 

The wait, 52 x 42 cm, oil and collaged paper and linnen on canvas, artist made wooden frame, 2016
The wait, 52 x 42 cm, oil and collaged paper and linnen on canvas, artist made wooden frame, 2016