Rilure Art

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    Is there anything more fascinating than art? More spellbinding than the way we represent the world? More exciting than the ability to create new worlds? From my view point, no.

    I am an art historian with philosophical inquisitiveness and artistic impulses. I use the creative space as a framework for reflection. And vice versa. I bring concepts extracted from art theory to the canvas. I think them through shapes and colours. Of gestures and composition. I guess that what I do could be qualified as conceptual art ... somehow.

    I am particularly interested in oriental philosophy. In concepts such as emptiness, chance, the unification of opposites or the elements of nature that are also part of us and that we do not know very well how to control (or if we should control them).

    I am attracted to the way in which this has been integrated into paintings... both in the Oriental world, but also by Western artists, such as Yves Klein. In the way the creator’s will interacts with the organic becoming of the surrounding world and how this process captures time. Better said, it captures some different types of time.

    I had decided that the proper technique to approach this was going to be pouring. A somewhat reserved pouring, that would allow me control over the composition, but leave enough room for the colours to flow. I was listening to music while doing my first painting. And something wonderful happened.

    With the sound vibrations, the manner in which the colours interacted began to change, creating harmonious patterns. Like in the doctrine of the Music of the spheres. Like in the Dance of Shiva. Like the ice flowers the cold drew over my childhood’s windows, that spring always melted away. But this time, in bright colours, permanent on the canvas. The different times transformed into present. Into continuous present.

    And this is what my pictures of the “now series” are about: an exploration of the relationships between music, time and painting. Not like in Kandinsky, but like dancing. About how sound is expressed both trough my body (in my gestures) and trough the water flow, creating an unexpected symphony of colours.

    I hope you enjoy these paintings as much as I do. And that this infinite range of micro-relations between consciousness and chance also talks to you. Because it speaks a little about all our stories, I imagine...

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