Jerusalema wedding

2020, 140 x 235 cm, oil & acrylic paint, fabric and threads on canvas

This painting is called Jerusalema Wedding.
It is inspired by the song and dance that went viral this year (2020) after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Originally it is a beat by a South African DJ, the dance is performed at weddings in South Africa.
A man from Angola invented the choreography with the plates of food.
The DJ’s sister did the vocals.

The dance is imitated all over the world by the most diverse groups. Nuns (many nuns …) policemen, children’s classes, the Cape Town Philharmonic etc.
And also at the most different locations: beach, airport, hospital, school, …
the original movie is this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=613A9d6Doac
and one of the many other videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D24X3tRuaXA

click on the image to see some details

Jerusalema wedding

2020, 140 x 235 cm, oil & acrylic paint, fabric and threads on canvas

This painting is called Jerusalema Wedding.
It is inspired by the song and dance that went viral this year (2020) after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Originally it is a beat by a South African DJ, the dance is performed at weddings in South Africa.
A man from Angola invented the choreography with the plates of food.
The DJ’s sister did the vocals.

The dance is imitated all over the world by the most diverse groups. Nuns (many nuns …) policemen, children’s classes, the Cape Town Philharmonic etc.
And also at the most different locations: beach, airport, hospital, school, …
the original movie is this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=613A9d6Doac
and one of the many other videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D24X3tRuaXA

click on the image to see some details

More works 

In 2020, the year of Covid-19 I stayed almost the whole year in the studio. Lots of time to create new works. In the beginning the works reflected the pandemie, but later it disappeared as a subject.

Pluriform

I paint with quotes, parts of famous paintings or googled images that I can use. This creates a mix of painting styles that I apply according to what the painting ‘needs’. I use many ways of painting next to each other on one canvas: fine painting, material painting, impressionistic, the grand gesture… whatever is useful to get a pluriform painting.

Mostly I create an initial idea in Photoshop by composing an image in a collage-like way. Then I’m going to convert that image into paint. The painting process goes through several steps, partly with the use of the computer to sketch and partly with use the paint to direct the image. Painting mostly sends the final image in a different direction. The surface can be rough or fine but always with a ‘painted skin’.

Pluriform

I paint with quotes, parts of famous paintings or googled images that I can use. This creates a mix of painting styles that I apply according to what the painting ‘needs’. I use many ways of painting next to each other on one canvas: fine painting, material painting, impressionistic, the grand gesture… whatever is useful to get a pluriform painting.

Mostly I create an initial idea in Photoshop by composing an image in a collage-like way. Then I’m going to convert that image into paint. The painting process goes through several steps, partly with the use of the computer to sketch and partly with use the paint to direct the image. Painting mostly sends the final image in a different direction. The surface can be rough or fine but always with a ‘painted skin’.

September 2020, 120 x 200 cm
September 2020, 120 x 200 cm

Details

Close to the painting you will see how different kind of materials are mixed and form layers that compete for attention. Some of the details are part of the gallery above, but also from other paintings that are to see in my studio.

Details

Close to the painting you will see how different kind of materials are mixed and form layers that compete for attention. Some of the details are part of the gallery above, but also from other paintings that are to see in my studio.