From 1999 – 2008 I made many digital works and experimented with how to print or show them. Mostly I used canvas to print and painted again after printing. My aim was to combine paint and print and to use the ditital way of looking at things, the Digital View into the paint. In 2001 I took the initiative for the artist group Digt_paint. Together with Astrid Moors we made 6 exhibitions, more info: digt-paint.nl | text about the influence of digital media on art below (2008…)
2008 – digt_paint 6.21, ‘the digital view’, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
2007 – digt_paint 5.3 _beta, Haagweg 4 Leiden
2005 – digt_paint 4.5, Osmosis, de toren van Babel, Utrecht
2005 – digt_paint 3.3, ddd, Galerie Jorissen, Mechelen (B)
2003 – digt_paint 2.5, De Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem
2002 – digt_paint 1.5, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam
Light in Painting
Lecture at Zakynthos Art Festival, 2013
Google landscape painting
When you google a painting for example I googled one by a Dutch painter who lived in seventeenth century Meindert Hobbema, you will find the painting many times and in different color shades. The colors in the images of the painting is changing because of the quality of the photo. But is the real painting not also changing depending from the place where it is hanging. If the light is changing the colors of the landscape theoretically the light ON the painting is changing also, in other words the same painting looks differently when it is hanging in different museums and in different parts of the world.
When do we see the right colors?
Google is showing us more than one image of the same painting at the same time. Only if you ‘ve seen the real painting you can judge what is right, but only to a certain extend. It is the memory of seeing the real painting that tells you which one you recognize as the real one. How disappointing that may be.
Looking at art is a subjective experience depending from the circumstances you are seeing it and where and when you live on earth. Light is one of the influences art.
I also googled Dutch landscape painting then replaced Dutch by 20 other countries to see what comes out of it. Of course is it arbitrary. It is full of mistakes but it still shows an image: for example Greece landscape: blue, Dutch landscape:the sky.