»Contemplating Islands I (2018) Indian Ink, sand, sea water, billboard posters 29.5 x 40 cm
»Contemplating Islands II (2018) Indian Ink, sand, sea water, billboard posters 29.5 x 40 cm
Drawing in Landscape Cascais, Portugal, 2018
Inspired by contrast, I seek places that sit on the edge of nature and metropolis, where one would find a natural source of water. Created as a direct result of first hand immersion with the landscape, the drawings become an active engagement with the physicality of the land. Acting through an approach of unconscious spontaneity, elements of the surroundings are incorporated into the drawings, small piles of sand form islands on the paper. It was around this time I was contemplating the political situation of my home country and questioning my own notion of boundaries. From what became an exercise in process and reflection, outside of the studio setting, I discovered the notion of chance directs its narrative throughout my work, and that is where I find the connections between what often feel like disparate parts.
Photos: Alex van der Kruijf
»Drawing (Islands) (2018) indian Ink, pen, sand, sea water 21cm x 29cm
»Drawing III (Islands) (2018) indian Ink, sand, sea water 21cm x 29cm
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