Movement of Color

Movement of Color

Last year I started a project which dealt with a research into the paintings Piet Mondriaan made in Zeeland during 1908-1915.
My interest was in Piet Mondriaan’s use of colour combinations, his method of brush application and the expression of light, rhythym and movement.

I followed in Mondriaan’s footsteps and visited Domburg and other beach towns in Zeeland to experience and observe for myself how the light of these places react on my senses. The constantly changing play of colour and movement of the natural elements on the coast was my subject matter for this project.

Part of  this research was to take a new look at my own work related to my choice of palette and application of colour. What would happen if I applied the  subdued colours of the dutch skies instead of the bright contrasting colours I had used until now? and what effect would this have on the viewer?

This research culminated into a number of new works on paper and paintings which I exhibited at G126 exhibition space in Rotterdam. Due to corona this was a perfect way to show my work since the exhibition was visible from the street for all passersby to see.

“From 1908, Mondrian would regularly spend the summer in Domburg, where a real artists’ colony had developed.  In search of new ways to express the spiritual and the modern, many artists would use bursts of color in their paintings.  To Mondrian, light, and therefore color, gave access to the profound, the spiritual.” Den Haagse Gemeente Museum.

Thank you Stichting Droom en Daad for your financial support of this project.

Colour of Space, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm, 2021

Colour of Space, Acylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm, 2021