In the history of Dutch painting,'light' has played a significant role. Some say it is 'the Dutch light', or is it a sensitivity of Dutch painters for the effects of it?
For me, the light saturated landscapes of the young Mondrian are inspiring, but most of all, its Rembrandt. Not only technically he was a master in the use of light in his work, but he was able to portray the inner beauty of of man - the Light of the Soul - and a depth of feeling beyond everyday reality.
My work is a more abstract approach of this subject - light.
I look for uplifting resonances. By applying many layers of paint, light and dark colors, I am looking for a dynamic that resonates inwardly, for silence or space.
Horizontal bands and the physical boundaries of the work represent the erathing and shaping of the immaterial.
In this time of polarisation, existential queries and challenges for both humanity and the individual, I also want to relate to the lightness of existence, beneath the surface of everyday life.