A little girl is having fun with her swing on a Wednesday afternoon. A free afternoon from school in the Netherlands. With the red color I wanted to reinforce the free and a bit cheeky character of the girl.
All my artworks are inspired by weathered walls with posters, peeling paint and all sorts of things in decline.
I try to create something new, something beautiful with these elements.
This specific work of art is part of the Collages series. These collages are built with all kinds of photos, photos and images that I have collected over the years.
I assemble original photography, assorted paper, acrylic, oil, charcoal, ink and pencil in my work. I always enjoyed the sight of weathered walls covered with peeling paint and old posters. I relive this aesthetic with hopefully a sharp and professional eye.
paper, paint, glue, varnish, pencil. magazine
This artworks is offered by db Waterman
I remembered that as a young girl I so much liked to cut images from magazines to paste them into school agendas, scrapbooks and even on my bedroom door. Add to this the fascination I always had for walls filled with old posters, flaking paint, scrappy billboards and weathered paint, it opened an unexpected door for completely new opportunities. Completely unintended I found a new way of working, I felt pleasurably and comfortably at home in. What started out as copying old walls with worn out posters has grown into many series of new visual storytelling. Not simply just eclecticism, but bringing together many seemingly incoherent story lines into one completely new story, my own personal story. Initially it lacked the one thing that is important to me, the transparency that normally only is possible with the use of watercolor. The unforgiving layering of transparent watercolors is a challenge I would not want to miss and after a lot of trial and error I finally succeeded in getting the collages as transparent as a watercolor. Every layer of paper, oil, acrylic, pencil, crayon, ballpoint, watercolor, ink, charcoal and whatever else I use, remains visible in the artwork. You can imagine it made me feel the queen of the ball !
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