On the 21th of January I got an invitation to take part in a show in China with Wim Vonk, one other Dutch artists and one artist from Japan. A week after we made the plans we could not go to China because of the Covid-19 virus. Since then I followed everyday the developing of the virus through websites that count the numbers. Because of that it was not a surprise how things developed here and we took it seriously from the very beginning.
Since the second week in March Wim Vonk and me (we share a big studio) live in the studio, which is situated in a little town on the countryside in Noord-Holland. I started to post the result of every week on Facebook in an album: The Corona weeks.
In december 2019 I made the first two paintings below. It is a changing point and will hopefully lead into a new series. In this serie I want to make paintings with abstraction as the main focus and research more the combination of paint and fabrics..
Figurative parts, snippets can enter without disturbing the abstraction. I stumbled upon the term Ambigious abstraction, which fits perfectly the way I work with abstracts.